Women's Lacrosse Falls 24-13 at No. 9 Penn

Women's Lacrosse Falls 24-13 at No. 9 Penn

Julia Glynn scored five goals in Harvard's game at Penn. (Gil Talbot) 

A five-goal effort by senior Julia Glynn was not enough to lift Harvard women's lacrosse (5-9, 1-5 Ivy League) past No. 9 Penn (11-2, 5-0 Ivy League), as the Quakers earned a 24-13 win over the Crimson at Franklin Field.

Keeley MacAfee added three goals, Nicole Baiocco had a goal and three assists, and Robyn White added two goals for Harvard. Goalie Grace Rotondo made 12 saves in 46:20 of action.

Harvard and Penn were even at 16-16 on draw controls, with the Quakers holding a 20-13 edge on ground balls and 44-37 margin on shots.

The Quakers got off to a quick start, scoring five goals in the opening 4:56 to take a 5-1 lead before Harvard answered with a four-goal run to tie the game. Tessa Queri capped off the momentum swing with a great cut to the net, taking a pass from Baiocco for a quick shot and a goal at 19:05.

But the Quakers regained control by scoring the next eight goals in the contest. A late three-goal run by Harvard kept the Crimson within striking distance (14-8) at the half.

Two consecutive goals by Glynn kept the margin at six early in the second half, but Penn scored six of the next seven goals in the contest to seal the win. 

Game Notes
- Julia Glynn (five goals, assist) now has 90 points (64 goals, 26 assists) on the season. It marks the fourth time in program history a Harvard player has reached 60 goals in a season (only Francesca Denhartog '83) has done it before). Glynn has the second most goals all-time in a single year for Harvard. She is also the third player ever in Harvard history to top the 90-point mark.

- Keeley MacAfee recorded her 50th goal of the season, becoming the eighth player in program history to reach that mark. The only other times that two Harvard teammates scored 50 goals in a single season were 1981-83, when Francesca Denhartog '83 and Maureen Finn '83 each scored 50-plus goals in three consecutive years.

Up Next
Harvard will play its regular season finale against Cornell next Saturday (April 28) at 1 p.m. on Alumnae Day at Harvard Stadium. The game will air on ESPN3.