Women's Lacrosse Welcomes No. 4 BC to Harvard Stadium Wednesday Evening
Alexis Nicolia and the Crimson are 2-0 at home this spring (Ted Keating).
After picking up another Ivy League win at Yale, Harvard women's lacrosse returns home to face No. 4/5 Boston College in the first game this season at Harvard Stadium. The game, which is slated for a 7 p.m. start, will be shown live on ESPN# and the Ivy League Digital Network.
Last Time Out
In the Crimson's 11-8 victory at Yale March 22, freshman Marisa Romeo scored a career-high five goals, including three on free-position shots, helping Harvard improve to 2-1 in the Ancient Eight.
Rookie Megan Hennessey paced the Crimson with five draw controls, while also putting two shots into the back of the net, and sophomore goalie Kelly Weis finished with eight saves.
Ivy League Digital Network
For the first time ever, all of Harvard's home games and road Ivy League contests will be streamed in HD quality featuring a live scoreboard, new graphics package and play-by-play commentary through the Ivy League Digital Network. Subscribers to the network can watch games both live and On-Demand from their computers, tablets or smart phones, and will have access to live and On-Demand content for all Harvard events throughout the duration of their subscription.
ESPN3 Coverage of Harvard Lacrosse
Six of Harvard's home games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 this season. In addition to the games being available on the Ivy League Digital Network, fans can watch the Crimson take on Boston College (March 26), Vanderbilt (April 2), Brown (April 5), Princeton (April 12) and Dartmouth (April 25) on ESPN3.
Both of Harvard's previous two home games this spring took place at the Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium.
Around The Ivy League
Harvard currently sits in third place in the Ivy League standings with a 2-1 conference mark. Harvard has four Ivy contests remaining against Brown, Princeton, Columbia and Dartmouth. The top four teams in the standings at the end of the season will advance to the annual Ivy League tournament, held at the highest seed's home field May 2-4.
Hat Trick Heroes
Marisa Romeo has scored at least three goals in five games, while Megan Hennessey has two hat tricks, Maeve McMahon and Alexis Nicolia each have one game with three tallies to their credit this season.
Harvard's top six point scorers on the season are either freshmen or sophomores. Rookies Marisa Romeo (22-4-26) and Megan Hennessey (13-6-19) rank first and second, followed by sophomores Alexis Nicolia (11-1-12) and Audrey Todd (6-2-8), freshman Maeve McMahon (6-0-6) and sophomore Meghan Bauer (3-3-6).
Harvard among the leaders
Marisa Romeo ranks tied for second in the Ivy League with 3.14 goals per game and is tied with two game-winning goals.
Nationally, Kelly Weis is 17th with 9.14 saves per game and 20th with a .485 save percentage, while Romeo is 20th in goals per contest.
Scouting The Crimson
Harvard is outscoring opponents, 72-68, while ground balls are even, 109-109. Between the pipes, goalie Kelly Weis has played every minute and boasts a 9.72 goals-against average and .485 save percentage. Weis ranks second in the Ivy League in save percentage and saves per game (9.14).
Weis paces the Crimson with 19 ground balls, and Megan Hennessey has a team-best 22 draw controls.
Scouting The Eagles
Five BC players have reached double digits in scoring, led by Covie Stanwick (19-16-35), Mikaela Rix (25-9-34). Sarah Mannelly (19-6-25), Moira Barry (16-3-19) and Brooke Blue (14-4-18) have also been scoring threats for the Eagles, who are 5-0 on the road.
Goalie Emily Mata has seen most of the time in net and owns a .973 save percentage and .330 save percentage.
Harvard leads the all-time series against BC, 27-8, dating back to the first meeting in 1979. The Crimson won the first 19 contests between the schools until the Eagles claimed an 11-9 victory in 1998. BC has taken six of the last nine and three in a row in the series.
The Crimson will continue its homestand against Vanderbilt Wednesday, April 2, before hosting Brown in an Ivy League contest Saturday, April 5.