Women’s Lacrosse Overpowers St. Mary’s, 21-2

Women’s Lacrosse Overpowers St. Mary’s, 21-2

Keeley MacAfee registered a game-high four points (Penny Ashford).

MORAGA, Calif. – Thirteen different Crimson players scored goals, as the Harvard women's lacrosse team earned a 21-2 non-conference victory at St. Mary's Sunday afternoon.

Harvard outshot the Gaels, 39-5, and sees its record improve to 2-1 on the year. St. Mary's falls to 0-2. The Crimson also held the advantage in ground balls, 24-11, and draw controls. Harvard also went 10-of-10 on clear attempts, making it a perfect 38-for-38 on the year. 

Kelly Weis, Meredith Brown and Olivia Gundrum combined for the win in net for the Crimson. Brown recorded the lone save on the day.

Keeley MacAfee led Harvard with four points on one goal and three assists, while Eliza Guild, Marisa Romeo, Audrey Todd, Meghan Bauer, Nekele McCall, Caroline Ashford, Nicole Baiocco and Rosemary Scalise also netted two goals in the victory.

Emma Ford led the way with four ground balls, while Maeve McMahon had two assists and four draw controls. 

Harvard scored the first eight goals of the game in the first 12:16 of action and never looked back. The Crimson built up a 15-1 advantage at the half and netted 10 straight scores from 16:30 of the first half through 23:55 of the second stanza.

The Crimson will return to the east coast to open Ivy League play at Columbia Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. The match will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.