Keeley MacAfee had two goals, two assists and three ground balls against UMass-Lowell.
LOWELL, Mass. – Senior Julia Glynn scored six goals, and junior Keeley MacAfee had two goals, two assists, and three ground balls to lead Harvard women's lacrosse (4-8) to a 14-10 win over UMass-Lowell (4-9) on Wednesday night.
Harvard recorded a season-high 25 ground balls, outshooting the River Hawks 47-24 on the night with a 14-12 edge on draw controls.
Goalkeeper Olivia Gundrum made eight saves to earn the win, as the Crimson rallied from an early deficit to take control of the game midway through the contest.
Trailing 4-1 midway through the opening half, MacAfee scored her first of the game on a free position shot, kicking off a four goal run for the Crimson. After UMass-Lowell regained the lead, Glynn scored her third of the half with 3:55 to play, the MacAfee added another goal just over a minute later to put Harvard ahead 7-6.
The Crimson scored the next four goals to start the second half, taking an 11-6 lead.
After the River Hawks cut the lead to 11-9 with 10 minutes to play in regulation, goals from Caroline Garrity (9:00), Glynn (4:30) gave Harvard some breathing room. Then Nekele McCall scored her first of the season at the 2:46 mark to round out the day for the Crimson.
Harvard will host Brown at Harvard Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESNplus and the Ivy League Network.