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Women's Lacrosse Carries Win Streak into Key Ivy Contest Against Princeton

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Saturday, April 12
Princeton (7-4, 3-1 Ivy)
Harvard (7-4, 3-1 Ivy)
1 p.m.
Harvard Stadium
ESPN3
Ivy League Digital Network
Bill Spaulding and Ben Altsher
Live Stats
Harvard trails, 25-18
L, 9-11 (April 13, 2013)


Tory Waldstein and the Crimson defense have only allowed a total of 17 goals in the last three games (Gil Talbot).

The Storyline
The Harvard women's lacrosse team returns home to host Princeton in a key Ivy League contest at Harvard Stadium. 

The Crimson and Tigers are tied in the Ancient Eight standings with 3-1 conference marks.

Last Time Out
Marisa Romeo scored four times, and Audrey Todd and Alexis Nicolia each added hat tricks, as Harvard went on the road and knocked off Holy Cross, 16-5, Wednesday afternoon. 

Todd finished with a career-high six draw controls, while Kelly Weis turned in another solid effort in net, stopping seven shots.

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.

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Defense Wins Games
With its 16-5 win at Holy Cross this week, the Crimson has now held opponents to under 10 goals eight times this season. In its last three times out, Harvard has allowed a total of 17 goals (5.67 per game).

The Crimson is 7-1 when allowing less than 10 goals and 0-3 when opponents score 10 or more times in a contest.

Around The Ivy League
With the season coming down the stretch, Harvard and Princeton are tied for second place in the Ivy League standings with 3-1 records. Penn sits in first at 2-0, but has five games remaining, while the Crimson and Tigers have three Ivy games left to play.
 
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.
 
Series History
Harvard and Princeton have met 43 times since the inaugural meeting in 1975. The Crimson have won three of the last five games in the series after the Tigers rattled off 17 straight wins from 1993-2009. Last season, Princeton edged Harvard, 11-9, in Princeton, N.J. on April 13, 2013.
 
Home, Sweet Home
Harvard boasts a 5-1 record at home this spring and has three contests remaining in Cambridge. In the six home games, the Crimson is averaging 11.2 goals per game, while opponents are scoring 7.6 tallies per contest. Goalie Kelly Weis is surrendering only 8.00 goals per game and stopping 55.8 percent of opponents' shots in home games.
 
Scouting The Crimson
Marisa Romeo, who has eight hat tricks, continues to lead Harvard in scoring with 37 goals and 43 points. Nineteen of those scores by Romeo have come on free-position shots. Megan Hennessey (16-7-23) and Alexis Nicolia (16-7-23) are tied for second in scoring, while Audrey Todd (14-7-21)  has also eclipsed the 20-point plateau.
 
In net, Kelly Weis has made 98 stops and has a 9.12 goals-against average and .497 save percentage. Hennessey has a team-high 26 draw controls, while Weis has pulled in 30 ground balls.
 
Scouting The Tigers
Princeton, who is coming off an 8-7 loss at home to No. 2 Maryland Wednesday, is led offensively by Erin McMunn (19-9-28) and Anna Doherty (21-3-24). Sarah Lloyd has snatched up 15 ground balls and has 23 draw controls, both of which lead the team.
 
Annie Woehling has a 6-1 record, to go along with an 8.33 goals-against mark and 55 saves. She also has stopped 46.6 of shots faced.
 
Up Next
The Crimson will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule by welcoming local rival Boston University to Harvard Stadium Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.