Tory Waldstein and the Crimson are 3-2 in Ivy League play (Gil Talbot).
The Harvard women's lacrosse team travels to Ithaca, New York to take on Cornell in a key Ivy League contest Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson enters the weekend 6-6 overall and 3-2 in the Ivy League, while the Big Red is 8-5 and 3-2.
Cornell and Harvard are tied for third in the Ancient Eight behind Princeton (5-0) and Penn (4-1). Yale stands fifth at 2-3. The top four teams in the Ivy League will advance to the conference tournament, held at the highest seed May 1-3.
Harvard and Cornell have met 35 times, with the Crimson controlling the lead in the series, 23-12. Harvard has taken four of the last six meetings, including a 10-7 decision in Cambridge March 1 of last year. Cornell won, 17-12, in the last contest between the rivals played in Ithaca March 2, 2013.
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In seven games away from home, including a neutral-site contest, Harvard owns a 3-4 record and is being outscored, 80-79. Marisa Romeo has netted 21 goals and amassed 26 points, while Julia Glynn has 12 goals, nine assists and 21 points to her credit. In net, goalie Kelly Weis has recorded 43 saves and owns a .384 save percentage in those seven contests.
Home, Sweet Home
In five games in Cambridge, Harvard is outscoring opponents, 51-42, and has knocked off Hofstra, 10-6, Columbia, 13-9, and Holy Cross, 12-4. Marisa Romeo has 15 of Harvard's goals at home, while Audrey Todd has scored 13 times. Kelly Weis has made 36 saves and posted a .474 save percentage and 8.63 goals-against average.
The Crimson has played seven non-conference games this spring, owning a 3-4 record. Marisa Romeo has 25 goals and eight assists in those games.
Sharing The Ball in Ivy Games
In its five Ivy games, four Crimson players has totaled at least 11 points: Julia Glynn (10-5-15), Marisa Romeo (11-3-14), Audrey Todd (10-3-13) and Megan Hennessey (7-4-11).
Highlighting The Stat Sheet
With 3.0 goals per game, Marisa Romeo ranks 20th in the nation and is 25th with 3.92 points per contest. Romeo also paces the Ancient Eight in points per game.
Harvard leads the Ivy League in fewest turnovers per game (10.73)
Against Boston College April 7, sophomore Marisa Romeo tied her career-high by netting six goals. Romeo has now scored at least four tallies in a game on 12 occasions in her career. She led Harvard with 48 goals during her rookie season in 2014 and paces the Crimson with 36 tallies this spring.
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 30 points (19-11-30) and tallied a career-high five goals at Princeton March 21.
Scouting The Crimson
Marisa Romeo continues to pace Harvard in offense, having scored 36 goals and amassed 47 points. Julia Glynn (19-11-30) ranks second in points, while Megan Hennessey (13-12-25) has the team lead in assists. Audrey Todd (22-7-29) and Maeve McMahon (12-5-17) have also reached double figures in scoring.
Emma Ford has grabbed 28 ground balls, Glynn has 12 caused turnovers, and Hennessey has won 24 draw controls, all team-highs.
Kelly Weis has started all 12 games and is 6-6 with 79 saves, a .420 save percentage and 10.13 goals-against average. Weis ranks ninth in team history with 316 career saves. Harvard has cleared the ball successfully on 141-of-163 chances (.865).
Scouting The Big Red
Cornell has scored 183 goals, while only surrendering 116 tallies this season. Lindsay Toppe has netted 42 of those goals to lead Cornell with 49 points. Amie Dickson (22-25-47), Emily Tripodi (16-26-42) and Catherine Ellis (31-8-39) are also scoring threats for the Big Red.
Dickson also has a team-best 27 ground balls, 40 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers.
Renee Poullott has played all but 15 minutes in net and is 8-5 with an 8.79 goals-against mark and 84 saves.
Audrey Todd and Marisa Romeo were each tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America team prior to the beginning of the year.
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 will host UMass Lowell to close out the non-conference portion of its schedule Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.