CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior midfielder Julia Glynn had a career day, with eight goals and three assists to lead Harvard women's lacrosse (3-2) to a thrilling 19-18 win over Bryant (2-2) at Jordan Field on Saturday afternoon. Junior Keeley MacAfee added four goals and three assists, and Robyn White scored the deciding goal with :24 left in regulation to lead the Crimson to victory.
The eight goals by Glynn were the second most in a single game by a Harvard player in program history.
In the final minute with the game tied at 18-18, MacAfee made a great high-low pass to White, who beat the Bryant goalie on the far side for the game-winner.
For the game, Harvard held the advantage on shots (42-34) and ground balls (15-14), with the Bulldogs holding a 19-18 edge on draw controls.
In a game in which neither team led by more than four goals, Harvard had the early momentum, taking a 6-2 lead after a five goal run, capped off by a pair of goals from Katie Muldoon at 19:21 and 18:47.
Bryant answered with six of the next seven goals in the contest before Glynn scored three in a row to close out the half for Harvard and give the Crimson a 10-8 lead at the break.
In a back-and-forth second half, Bryant rallied to tie on four different occasions before taking a 17-16 lead with 6:25 to play. Harvard goalie Olivia Gundrum (11 saves) came up with a big stop a minute later on Jess DeMeo's shot from in close.
Then Harvard goals by Nicole Baiocco (2:32) and Glynn (2:32) set up the exciting finish, with the Crimson taking the win in the final minute.
Harvard will take on No. 8 Syracuse in Sparks, Md. at the US Lacrosse headquarters on Friday in a 2 p.m. contest.