Romeo leads Harvard with 23 goals and 32 points (Elan Kawesch).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Julia Glynn and Marisa Romeo each scored three goals, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team slipped at home against No. 9 Stanford by a score of 15-10 Friday evening.
In a game shown live nationally on ESPN3, the Cardinal (5-1) scored the final seven goals of the contest to comeback for the victory against the Crimson (3-4).
Romeo led Harvard with three goals and three assists for six points, tying her career-best, while Maeve McMahon (2-2-4) and Audrey Todd also netted multiple tallies. McMahon paced the squad with four draw controls, and Emma Ford had a team-best three ground balls and two caused turnovers. McMahon set new career-highs with those four points and four draw controls.
Harvard goalie Kelly Weis finished with nine saves, while Allie DaCar turned aside six shots for Stanford. Rachel Ozer netted three goals for the Cardinal, which outshot the Crimson, 30-18, and controlled the edge in ground balls, and 12-6, draw controls, 16-11.
The Cardinal grabbed a 3-1 lead at the 22:25 mark of the first half and extended its advantage to 5-2 on a score by Lucy Dikeou with 6:32 remaining in the stanza. Harvard responded with a 3-0 run to close the half, as Glynn netted a score at 4:24, followed by goals by Todd at 2:22 and McMahon to knot the game, 5-5, heading into the break.
In the second half, McMahon gave Harvard a 6-5 advantage with a goal off a pass by Romeo at 27:19. After Stanford tied it up, Glynn notched back-to-back goals at 24:34 and 23:51 to give the Crimson a two-goal edge, 8-6. Harvard went back up by two when Romeo fired a shot into the cage with 22:15 remaining, 9-7, and then Romeo made it 10-8 with an unassisted tally at the 18:26 mark.
With 14:52 left to go, Ozer scored to make it 10-9, beginning a 7-0 run by Stanford to close the game.
Harvard will return to action at Dartmouth Wednesday, April 1. The Ivy League contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start.