Keeley MacAfee matched a career high with four goals to help Harvard earn a 14-5 win over New Hampshire. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Keeley MacAfee matched a career high with four goals, adding two assists, and Julia Glynn had three goals and two assists to lead Harvard women's lacrosse (1-0) to a 14-5 win over New Hampshire (1-1) in its season opener on Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson outshot the Wildcats, 33-28, and enjoyed the edge in ground balls, 28-19, and draw controls, 13-8.
The Crimson scored six goals in the first 17:54 of the game to take a commanding 6-1 lead, with MacAfee getting things started with a well-placed free position goal at the 27:09 mark to start a run of three straight goals for the Crimson. After UNH answered the run with a goal at 20:18, another three goal run, capped off by Queri's acrobatic first career goal at 12:06 gave Harvard a five goal lead.
Harvard took a 7-3 lead into the half, as Glynn scored her second of the opening frame at the 10:30 mark.
The Wildcats cut the Harvard lead to three on Anna Vogt's goal at 28:20, but the Crimson scored the next seven goals to put the game out of reach for good, a run that included Madison Conklin's first career goal on a free position shot at 15:46, and Queri's man-down goal to cap off the scoring for the Crimson at 5:12 to make it 14-4.
Harvard will head to California next weekend for a pair of games, taking on Stanford on Friday (Feb. 23) at 10 p.m. (ET) and UC Davis on Sunday (Feb. 25) at 3 p.m. (ET).