Harvard women's lacrosse (5-4, 2-0 Ivy) will head to Hanover, New Hampshire Sunday, April 2 to face Dartmouth (5-3, 0-2 Ivy) at 1 p.m. This game was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 1, but was postponed one day due to impending winter weather. Fans can still watch the game live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. The ILDN is also available on Apple TV and Roku. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.
Last Time Out
Harvard suffered its third one-goal loss of the spring Tuesday evening, dropping a 10-9 decision to Stanford. Senior Maeve McMahon scored her second goal of the night with 25 seconds to tie the game at 9-9, but Stanford's Elizabeth Cusick scored with 1.7 seconds remaining to give the Cardinal the victory.
Scouting the Crimson
Harvard enters the final month of the regular season with six games remaining on its schedule. Harvard has two home games left, April 11 against UMass Lowell and April 22 versus Penn, with the other four contests being Ivy League road squabbles.
The Crimson enters this crucial stretch of the schedule as one of only three teams without an Ivy League loss. Cornell is 3-0 in conference, while Princeton and Harvard stand at 2-0. Following Sunday's meeting with the Big Green, the Crimson will head to New Jersey April 8 to take on the Tigers.
The Big Green snapped a three-game losing skid Wednesday night, handing Siena a 16-6 defeat. Prior to that, Dartmouth dropped games to Columbia, Southern California and Princeton and is 0-2 in the Ancient Eight.
Senior Courtney Weisse leads the Big Green offense with 24 goals and 27 points. She scored five goals in the win over Siena. Cara DePippo and Elizabeth Mastrio each have 17 goals to their credit this year. Freshman Kiera Vrindten has been the primary goaltender this season, posting a 4-3 record and a 12.55 GAA.
Harvard owns a 21-20-1 lead in the all-time series against Dartmouth after winning each of the last two meetings. The Crimson came away with 17-9 triumph last season in Cambridge and has won four of the last six meetings.
Controlling The Draw
Harvard continues to be among the nation's best teams in draw controls per game, averaging 14.22 each time out. The figure ranks 21st in all of Division I and third in the Ancient Eight. Maeve McMahon has been critical in the draw control success of the Crimson, corralling one-third of Harvard's each game at 4.89. That number ranks second in the Ivy League and 27th in the nation. Megan Hennessey is corralling an average of 2.44 per game, the ninth-best mark in the Ivy League.
Taking It Back
Harvard has been one of the most stifling defensive teams this season. The Crimson ranks first in the Ancient Eight, and 14th in the country, with an average of 11.67 caused turnovers per game. In six-of-nine games this year, Harvard has caused at least 10 turnovers, including a season-high 20 versus Stanford. Marina Burke and Hennessey both rank in the top 10 in the Ivy League in the category.
Finding the Mesh
Harvard is the second-highest scoring team in the Ivy League this season, averaging 13.44 goals per outing. Senior Marisa Romeo is an individual threat each team out, potting 3.33 goals per game, the second-most in the conference and 13th-most in the country. Seven times this season, Romeo has scored a hat trick or better in a game and had a season-best five goals and seven points in a 14-13 win over Yale March 4.
Twice this season, senior Marissa Romeo has been selected as the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week. She first earned the honor March 6, posting seven points (5g, 2a) in a win over Yale. She garnered her second honor March 20 after racking up 11 points against Ohio State and Syracuse. The Crimson defeated the Buckeyes and rallied from six goals down to force overtime against the Orange.
Climbing the Record Books
Senior Marisa Romeo continued her ascension up the Harvard record books this season.
3rd – Liz Berkery '93 - 161
4th – Marisa Romeo '17 – 144
3rd – Kaitun Martin '09 - 56
4th – Kate Felson '88 - 53
T5th – Marisa Romeo '17 - 52
T5th – Sara Floco '10 – 52
7th – Megan Cooligan '95 – 47
8th – Jen White '83 – 43
9th – Sarah Winter '95 – 42
11th – Julia Glynn '18 – 39
2nd – Maureen Finn '83 – 306
3rd – Liz Berkery '93 - 202
4th – Marisa Romeo '17 – 196
Nine freshmen join the Crimson this season. Joining Harvard's attack are Kristin Burnetta, Isabella Di Pietro, Julia DiNovi and Hannah Keating. Uniting with the midfield are Sara Cami, Jackie Cuccurullo, Bridget Flynn and Katie Muldoon, and the lone rookie defender is Tate Green.
The Crimson head back out on the road next weekend, facing No. 8 Princeton April 8.