Romeo Scores Six Goals, Women’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 4 BC

Romeo Scores Six Goals, Women’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 4 BC

Marisa Romeo also scored six goals against Vanderbilt last season (Gil Talbot).

NEWTON, Mass. – Maria Romeo scored a season-high six goals, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team dropped a road game at No. 4 Boston College, 19-13, Tuesday afternoon.

Romeo, who tied her career-high with the six goals, extends her point scoring streak to 26 games and her goal scoring streak to 20 contests, dating back to last season. Romeo also had an assist, giving her a career-best seven points. With the loss, Harvard slips to 5-5 overall, while the Eagles improve to 12-2.

Kelly Weis started the game in net for Harvard and made five saves, while Meredith Brown recorded three saves in relief. BC goalie Zoe Ochoa finished with three stops.

The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Romeo notched her first goal of the game five minutes into the first half. Julia Glynn followed with a tally moments later, and then Eliza Guild, knotted the game, 3-3, at the 23:39 mark.

With BC leading, 7-3, Audrey Todd got Harvard back in the scoring column with a tally with 8:50 remaining in the stanza.

Romeo netted her second score of the game 1:50 into the second half, making it 9-5, but the Eagles responded with a 4-0 run to take a commanding 13-5 advantage. Romeo scored again at 22:43, her third of the game, and then Megan Hennessey, who won six draw controls, followed with a goal at 18:30, making it a 15-7 contest.

With 17:44 left in the contest, Romeo netted her fourth goal for Harvard, as the Crimson trailed, 15-8. With 7:36 to go, Nekele McCall made it 16-9, and 41 seconds later, Romeo found the back of the net for the fifth time, 16-10. In the final minutes, McCall scored off a free-position attempt with 3:49 left, 17-11.  Romeo struck again for her sixth goal with a minute left, and then Emma Ford capped the scoring, 19-13, with a tally with eight seconds remaining.

BC led the final count in shots, 33-20, and draw controls, 22-12, while Harvard held the edge in ground balls, 8-6. The Crimson went 3-of-5 on free-position shots and was 13-of-16 on clear attempts.

Up next, Harvard will return home to host No. 10 Penn Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. The game will be shown live nationally on Fox College Sports.