Women's Lacrosse Hosts Brown in Key Ivy Matchup Saturday
Isabella Wager and the Crimson are 3-1 at home this spring (Ted Keating).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team concludes its three-game homestand by hosting Brown in a key Ivy League matchup Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.
Harvard and Brown are tied for second in the Ancient Eight standings with 2-1 marks. The Crimson sits at 5-4 overall, while the Bears enter the weekend at 8-2.
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.
Last Time Out
Marisa Romeo scored a career-high six goals, including three on free-position shots, as the Crimson topped Vanderbilt, 12-8, Wednesday afternoon. Audrey Todd added three goals and an assist, while also collecting three ground balls.
Kelly Weis recorded 10 saves in net for the Crimson, who was outshot, 25-22, on the day.
Good To Be Home
Harvard boasts a 3-1 record at home, but is 2-3 on the road. In the Crimson's home games, Harvard is averaging 11.5 goals per contest, compared to 9.40 tallies per game on the road.
Marisa Romeo has scored 16 goals and has amassed 17 points in the three home contests. The Crimson has four home games remaining, three of which are conference games.
Around The Ivy League
Midway through the season, Harvard is in a second-place tie in the Ancient Eight standings. The Crimson is 2-1 in league play and is tied with Brown, Princeton and Dartmouth, while Penn is alone in first at 2-0.
Following the regular season, the top four teams in the standings will advance to the Ivy League tournament, hosted at the home site of the regular season champion May 2-4.
Harvard and Brown have met 39 times since 1975, with the Crimson leading the all-time series, 28-11. Harvard has won six of the last nine meetings, but the Bears took last year's game, 15-9, in Providence, R.I., on April 6, 2013.
Hat Trick Heroes
Marisa Romeo has scored at least three goals in seven of nine games, while Megan Hennessey has two hat tricks, Maeve McMahon, Alexis Nicolia and Audrey Todd each have one game with three tallies to their credit this season.
A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in all nine games this spring. Rookie Marisa Romeo has accumulated 36 points on 32 goals, including 16 scores on free-position shots, and four assists, while Megan Hennessey ranks second on the squad with 13 goals and 19 points. Alexis Nicolia (12-4-16) and Audrey Todd (11-3-14) have also amassed double digits in scoring.
In net, Kelly Weis has made 83 stops and has a 9.90 goals-against average and .483 save percentage. Harvard has scored 93 goals, while allowing 89, and collected 140 ground balls, with Weis pacing the team with 24.
Scouting The Bears
Brown, which is coming off a 15-7 win at Bryant April 1, is led offensively by Danielle Mastro (18-23-41) and Bre Hudgins (30-6-36). Grace Healy paces the squad with 49 ground balls and has also tallied 18 goals. Erin Roos has caused 17 turnovers.
Between the pipes, Kelly Roddy has played most of the minutes at goalie for the Bears and boasts a 7.13 goals-against average and .500 save percentage, to go along with 63 stops.
The Crimson will visit Holy Cross Wednesday, April 9, before returning home to welcome Princeton Saturday, April 12.