Upset Bid Falls Short for Women’s Lacrosse Against No. 4 BC


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No. 4 BC 13, Harvard 9
BC (8-2, 1-2 ACC)
Harvard (4-4, 2-1 Ivy)
Reese Stadium
Harvard leads, 27-9
vs. Vanderbilt, April 2

Sophia Capone had a career-high three points (Ted Keating).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marisa Romeo netted four goals for the five time this spring, and goalie Kelly Weis turned aside nine shots, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team fell at home to No. 4 Boston College, 13-9, Wednesday evening at Harvard Stadium. The game was broadcast live on ESPN3.

Romeo netted three of her goals on free-position shots, while Sophia Capone added two goals and an assist for a three-point effort for the Crimson (4-4). Audrey Todd also tallied two scores and paced Harvard with four ground balls and two draw controls.

BC (8-2) was led by Covie Stanwick who amassed five points on two goals and three assists, while Sarah Mannelly (4-0-4) and Brooke Blue (3-1-4) each registered four points. Emily Mata played the game in net for the Eagles and finished with five saves. Harvard led in ground balls, 16-15, and shots, 29-25, but BC owned a sizeable advantage in draw controls, 18-6.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Marisa Romeo scored at least four goals for the second straight game and for the five time this season.
  • Sophia Capone recorded a career-high three points, scoring two goals and adding as assist.
  • In addition to her two goals, Audrey Todd had a team-high four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
  • Goalie Kelly Weis finished with nine saves and three caused turnovers.
  • Harvard finished 4-of-8 on free-position shots, with Romeo scoring three of them and Capone adding the fourth.
  • The Crimson went 13-of-16 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all seven games.
  • Harvard outscored BC, 6-5, in the second half.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard slips to 2-1 at home and 0-4 against ranked teams this fall.
  • The Crimson has seven games remaining on the schedule, five of which are at Harvard Stadium.
  • A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in each of the first eight games, as Marisa Romeo finished with four points.
  • Marisa Romeo now leads Harvard with 26 goals and 30 points.
  • Romeo has registered at least one point in all eight games.
  • Harvard falls to 27-9 all-time against Boston College and have dropped four straight to the Eagles.

Game Progression:

  • Harvard notched the game's first three goals and led, 3-0, at 19:37.
  • BC closed the half with an 8-0 run and took an 8-3 advantage into the locker room.
  • After the Crimson got within four, the Eagles went on a 3-0 run, making it 11-4 by the 13:47 mark of the second half.
  • Harvard scored five of the game's seven final goals, but could not get closer than within four, 13-9, by 2:33.

Ties: One
Lead Changes: Two
Largest Leads: Harvard by 3 – 1st: 19:37, Boston College by 7 (twice) – 2nd: 13:47, 11:57

Up Next:
Harvard will host Vanderbilt at Harvard Stadium Wednesday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.