DAVIS, Calif. – Junior midfielder Keeley MacAfee became the first Harvard player to score six goals in a game in two seasons to lead the Crimson to a 21-14 win at UC Davis on Sunday afternoon.
Junior attack Nicole Baiocco added three goals and three assists, senior midfielder Julia Glynn scored five goals, and sophomore attack Hannah Keating added three goals to lead the Harvard offense, which never trailed and scored the most goals in a game since scoring 21 in a win at St. Mary's in 2016.
Celia Concannon led Harvard with four ground balls and two caused turnovers and added a goal in the game.
Harvard outshot UC Davis 30-20, and had 21 ground balls in the game. In her third consecutive start, goalkeeper Olivia Gundrum earned her second win of the season, while freshman Grace Rotondo (two saves) made her first career appearance.
The Crimson scored 10 times in the first 20 minutes of the game, taking a 10-4 lead on MacAfee's fourth goal of the game at 11:27. After a three-goal run for UC Davis, MacAfee added a fifth goal with 3:53 to go, making a nice move to shed a defender for a shot from straightaway that helped Harvard take an 11-7 lead into the half.
When UC Davis closed to within four once again in the second half, Harvard went on a three-goal run to put the game away for good, capped off by Keating's third goal of the game with 6:43 to go on a turnaround shot from in close to put Harvard up 19-12.
Harvard will kick off Ivy League play next Saturday at rival Yale with game time scheduled for 1 p.m.