STANFORD, Calif. – Julia Glynn had two goals and three assists, and Robyn White added her first two career goals, but Harvard women's lacrosse (1-1) fell to No. 24 Stanford, 21-11 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on Friday night.
Stanford outshot Harvard, 40-18, and enjoyed the edge in ground balls, 16-13, and draw controls, 23-10. Goalie Olivia Gundrum made 10 saves in her second consecutive start to open the year.
The Crimson, which trailed in the first half 11-2, went on a spirited run to close the half, scoring five consecutive goals to pull within reach after thirty minutes of play.
White added her first two career goals in the final 1:10 of the first half, scoring at 1:10 and with :21 to play to pull the Crimson with four heading into the break.
But the Cardinal scored five in a row in the first 10:00 of the second half to put the game of reach for good.
Harvard heads to UC Davis on Sunday at 3 p.m. for the first ever meeting between the two programs in a game that will be broadcast on Facebook Live.