Women's Lacrosse Beats Brown 17-14 For First Ivy Win

Caroline Garrity led Harvard with eight draw controls in the 17-14 win over Brown.

Another big day for Julia Glynn (five goals, four assists) and Keeley MacAfee (four goals, three assists) propelled Harvard women's lacrosse (5-8, 1-4 Ivy League) to a 17-14 win over Brown (8-5, 1-4 Ivy League) at Harvard Stadium. The win was Harvard's first in Ivy League play this season.

Freshman Tessa Queri added three goals and an assist, Caroline Garrity led the Crimson with eight draw controls, and goalkeeper Olivia Gundrum made five saves for Harvard.

Harvard owned a 37-28 advantage on shots, 12-11 edge on draw controls and an 18-15 advantage on ground balls for the day.

In a low scoring first half, Harvard rallied from an early 3-1 deficit with four straight goals in a 4:21 span. Glynn scored twice during the run, capping off the surge with a nice cut to the middle and shot across her body to give Harvard a 5-3 lead with 12:03 to go in the half.

The Crimson maintained a 6-4 lead at the break, but took control of the contest with a five-goal run in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, turning a one-goal game to an 11-5 contest.

Goals from Queri (26:34), Glynn (24:17), MacAfee (23:54), Nicole Baiocco (21:38), and MacAfee again (20:49) on a wide-angle shot gave the Crimson a big edge in the game.

Brown would cut the Harvard lead to three goals at 12-9 with 13:34 to play, but the Crimson defense held the Bears to one goal in the next 11:07 of game time. That helped Harvard build its lead back to 16-10 after Queri's great individual effort, a 20-yard run to set up a goal from in close at 2:52.

Game Notes
- Julia Glynn now has 84 points (59 goals, 25 assists) on the season, the fifth most points in a single year in Harvard history. Her 59 goals place her tied for fourth all-time in a single season in program history. Glynn entered the weekend first in the nation with an average of 4.5 goals per game. 

- The Harvard offense recorded 15 or more goals for the seventh time this season. Harvard entered the weekend with the top offense in the Ivy League and the 14th ranked offense in the nation with an average of 15.17 goals per game.

What's Next
Harvard will head to Penn next Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.