Harvard celebrates one of its 16 goals on Saturday (Penny Ashford).
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Julia Glynn tallied six goals and added an assist for seven points, while goalie Kelly Weis turned aside 10 shots, as the Harvard women's lacrosse team opened the season with a 16-8 victory at Hofstra Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson (1-0), which outscored the Pride, 11-6, in the first half, outshot Hofstra (0-2), 34-23 and led in ground balls, 17-13. Harvard was also a perfect 17-of-17 on clear attempts. Hofstra goalie Alexis Greene started the game and made one save before being pulled for Maddie Fields, who finished with five stops.
Glynn's six goals and seven points mark the most for a Harvard player since Romeo had the same statistical line against Boston College on April 7, 2015.
Marisa Romeo added four goals for the Crimson, while Maeve McMahon tallied three scores and had an assist. Keeley MacAfee netted two goals and dished out two helpers for a four-point effort. Glynn paced the Crimson with five ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Harvard opened the game with a 4-0 run, with two goals by Glynn coming in the first 2:45. After the Pride got back within two, 4-32, McMahon, Romeo and MacAfee tallied scores to put the Crimson up, 7-2, by the 19:19 mark.
With 9:17 left to go in the first and with Harvard leading, 9-5. Romeo netted another goal, and Glynn followed with a tally at 7:29, giving the Crimson an 11-6 lead heading into the half.
In the second, Harvard went on another 4-0 scoring run from 23:03 to 11:17 to put the game away, 15-7.
The Crimson will remain on the road and will visit No. 14 Stanford Saturday, Feb. 27 and St. Mary's Sunday, Feb. 28.