Harvard will return to Jordan Field to host BU tomorrow at 3 p.m. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's lacrosse (2-2) returns home to take on cross town rival Boston University (3-2) tomorrow (March 6) at 3 p.m. at Jordan Field. The game will air on ESPN+. The two teams will meet for the 26th time, with the Crimson winning the last two meetings on its home field.
What to Know
• Harvard opened Ivy League play last Saturday at Cornell, falling 11-5 to the Big Red. Senior midfielder Keeley MacAfee led the Crimson with two goals and an assist, with sophomore goalie Grace Rotondo making six saves for the Crimson. Collen Burke (two ground balls, three caused turnovers) and Shea Jenkins (three ground balls) led the Crimson in caused turnovers and ground balls.
• Senior midfielder Keeley MacAfee leads the team with 14 points (11 goals, four assists). First year Grace Hulslander has eight points (six goals, two assists) and sophomore Madison Conklin also has eight points (six goals, two assists) on the year. Senior midfielder Caroline Garrity has seven goals, nearing her career high of 11, and senior captain Nicole Baiocco has four goals and three assists.
• On the defensive end, sophomore goalie Grace Rotondo has started all four games, with 35 saves and eight ground balls so far this season. First year Shea Jenkins leads the team with 11 ground balls, while Grace Hulslander has 16 draw controls to pace Harvard. Senior Colleen Burke has a team best five caused turnovers.
• Harvard owns a 13-12 edge in the all-time series against Boston University with the Crimson falling 20-16 In the last meeting between the two teams last season on April 4, 2018. Julia Glynn (six goals, two assists) led Harvard in scoring. Keeley MacAfee added three goals and two assists, Hannah Keating and Robyn White had a pair of goals, and Katie Muldoon notched four assists for the Crimson.
• Senior captains Nicole Baiocco, Marley Jenkins, and Keeley MacAfee will help guide the Crimson. MacAfee, an All-Ivy League First Team and IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team selection, is Harvard's leading returner. She notched 78 points (53 goals, 25 assists) a season ago. Jenkins, a defender, saw action in 10 games in 2018, starting in nine with two goals on the season. A draw control specialist, she earned 26 draw controls on the year, with three caused turnovers and a ground ball. Baiocco was also a key part of Harvard's attack last year, notching 41 points (14 goals, 21 assists).
Harvard returns to Jordan Field on Sunday (March 10) to host No. 11 Denver in a 12 p.m. contest. The game will air on ESPN+.