Megan Hennessey scored a goal and added four draw controls vs. Hofstra Feb. 21 (Gil Talbot).
After topping Hofstra, 10-6, in the season and home opener Feb. 21, the Harvard women's lacrosse team will head to Charlottesville, Virginia to take on No. 9 Virginia Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Crimson is looking for its first 2-0 start since 2008, while the Cavaliers stand at 2-2 on the year. UVA is coming off a 16-15 win over No. 10 Penn State Feb. 28.
Harvard and Virginia have met five times, with the Cavaliers owning a 5-0 advantage in the all-time series. After falling just short, 19-18, in Cambridge in 2011, the Crimson dropped the last meeting, 12-6, in Charlottesville in 2012.
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Harvard To Face The Nation's Best
The Crimson is slated to play six opponents ranked in this week's Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Harvard, which is receiving votes in the poll, will face No. 2 Syracuse, No. 6 Boston College, No. 9 Virginia, No. 11 Princeton, No. 13 Penn and No. 14 Stanford.
The Crimson will face eight non-conference opponents this spring and is currently 1-0 with its victory over Hofstra Feb. 21. In 2014, Harvard boasted a 5-4 record against non-Ivy League teams, with Marisa Romeo leading the way with 30 goals. The Crimson enjoyed a 104-86 advantage in scoring in those contests, or 11.56-9.56 per game.
In the season-opening victory over Hofstra, sophomore Maria Romeo led the Crimson with four goals. This marked the eighth time in her career that Romeo has scored at least four tallies in a game. She led Harvard with 48 goals during her rookie season in 2014.
Welcome, Class of 2018!
Harvard has nine freshmen newcomers to the roster this season: Caroline Ashford, Meredith Brown, Julia Glynn, Eliza Guild, Olivia Gundrum, Julia Lennon,Nekele McCall, Hailey Novis and Jill Scyocurka. The Class of 2018 consists of two goalies, two attackers, four midfielders and one defender.
Scouting The Crimson
Marisa Romeo paces Harvard with four goals, while Audrey Todd found the back of the net twice in the season-opening win. Marina Burke, Julia Glynn and Maeve McMahon all grabbed three ground balls, while Megan Hennessey paced the team with four draw controls.
Scouting The Cavaliers
Through four games, three UVA players have amassed 13 or more points: Courtney Swan (7-9-16), Liza Blue (9-6-15) and Casey Bocklet (8-5-13). Swan has added 18 draw controls to pace the team, and Blue has earned 10.
Goalie Rachel Vander Kolk has played every minute in net and boasts a 10.25 goals-against mark and .423 save percentage. UVA is outscoring teams, 48-41, while ground balls are even, 41-41. The Cavalier has successfully cleared 40-of-49 attempts (.816), while holding opponents to a .780 clip (39-of-50).
Audrey Todd and Marisa Romeo were each tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America team prior to the beginning of the year.
Harvard will return home for its Ivy League opener against Columbia Saturday, March 7 at 3 p.m.