Kelly Weis is allowing only 7.5 goals per game in her last two starts (Penny Ashford).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team will play its fifth ranked opponent of the season, as the Crimson visits No. 2 Boston College Tuesday afternoon in a 4 p.m. tilt.
The Crimson heads into the week 5-4 overall, while the Eagles stand 11-2 and 5-2 at home. Harvard owns a 3-2 record on the road, having swept Dartmouth, 9-8, and Brown, 9-7, in away conference contests last week.
Harvard and Boston College have met 36 times, with the Crimson controlling the all-time series, 27-9. However, BC has taken the last four games, including a 13-9 decision at Harvard Stadium last year on March 26, 2014.
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Highlighting The Stat Sheet
Halfway through the regular season, Marisa Romeo stands fourth in the Ivy League with 2.88 goals per game. She is also second in the conference with 3.88 points per contest. Emma Ford ranks third in the Ancient Eight with 2.38 ground balls per game, and Kelly Weis is making 7.88 saves per contest, good for second in the conference.
As a team, Harvard leads the Ivy with fewest turnovers, committing only 10.75 miscues per game.
Freshmen Getting Involved
In Harvard's 17-5 win at Stetson March 16, five Crimson rookies tallied goals. Caroline Ashford scored twice, while Jill Scyocurka, Julia Lennon, Julia Glynn and Nekele McCall also found the back of the net. Glynn leads Harvard's freshmen and is second on the team overall with 25 points (15-10-25) and tallied a career-high five goals at Princeton March 21.
Home, Sweet Home
In three games in Cambridge, Harvard is outscoring opponents, 33-30, and has knocked off Hofstra, 10-6, and Columbia, 13-9. Marisa Romeo has 11 of Harvard's goals at home, while Kelly Weis has recorded 28 saves and posted a .483 save percentage and 10.00 goals-against average.
In the team's six games away from home, the Crimson is 3-3 and holds a slight goal advantage, 66-61. Julia Glynn (11-9-20) and Marisa Romeo (15-4-19) are the team's leading scorers in road and neutral-site games, while Kelly Weiss has made 38 saves to go along with a 10.03 goals-against mark and .418 save percentage.
Scouting The Crimson
Marisa Romeo continues to pace Harvard in offense, having scored 26 goals and amassed 35 points. Romeo has scored four goals three times (Hofstra, Columbia and Princeton). Julia Glynn (15-10-25) and Megan Hennessey (9-10-19) are tied for the team lead with 10 assists. Audrey Todd (16-5-21) and Maeve McMahon (12-4-16) have also reached double figures in scoring.
Emma Ford has grabbed 23 ground balls, Glynn has 10 caused turnovers, and McMahon has won 20 draw controls, all team-highs.
Kelly Weis has started all nine games and is 5-4 with 66 saves, a .442 save percentage and 10.02 goals-against average. Harvard has cleared the ball successfully on 104-of-122 chances (.852) and has an advantage in caused turnovers, 56-54.
Scouting The Eagles
BC, coming off a 13-8 loss at home to No. 6 Duke Saturday, is led offensively by Covie Stanwick (32-16-48), Caroline Margolis (28-20-48), Mikaela Rix (40-7-47) and Sarah Mannelly (32-13-45). The Eagles are outscoring opponents, 173-105, or 14.42-8.75 per game.
Goalie Zoe Ochoa has recorded 77 stops and boasts a .435 save percentage and 8.63 goals-against average.
Rix has won 46 draw controls to pace the team, and Molly Erdle has grabbed 23 ground balls.
Audrey Todd and Marisa Romeo were each tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America team prior to the beginning of the year.
Against Hofstra, Columbia and Princeton, sophomore Maria Romeo scored four goals in each of those contests. Romeo has now scored at least four tallies in a game on 10 occasions in her career. She led Harvard with 48 goals during her rookie season in 2014 and paces the Crimson with 26 tallies this spring.
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.
The Crimson return home to face No. 14 Penn in an Ivy contest that will be shown live nationally Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. on Fox College Sports.