Harvard will head to No. 15 Princeton for a Saturday afternoon contest. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's lacrosse (6-6, 1-3 Ivy League) will continue Ivy League play tomorrow afternoon (1 p.m.) when it takes on No. 15 Princeton (8-3, 2-1 Ivy League) in a road contest.
What to Know
• On Wednesday night against UMass-Lowell, senior captain Keeley MacAfee (four goals, two assists) was one of five with multiple-goal efforts to lead Harvard to a 15-8 win over UMass-Lowell at Harvard Stadium. First-year Grace Hulslander had a hat trick, and Hannah Keating, Tessa Queri and Camerin Rawson each had two goals to lead the Crimson attack. Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Rotondo earned the win, making a save in net, while first-year Hannah Valencia made two stops in the second half.
• Senior midfielder Keeley MacAfee leads the team with 53 points (40 goals, 13 assists). She is second in the Ivy League with 3.33 goals per game. MacAfee is first in the Ivy League and 11th in the nation with 6.08 shots on goal per contest. She moved into sixth on the all-time goal scoring list and now has 138 career goals, needing two more to surpass Kaitlin Martin '09 for fifth. First year Grace Hulslander has 30 points (22 goals, eight assists and senior captain Nicole Baiocco has 20 points with eight goals and 12 assists. Senior midfielder Caroline Garrity has 15 goals, a new career high.
• Harvard is No. 2 in the Ivy League in clearing percentage (87.9%) and No. 1 in the conference in ground balls per game (20.25)
• On the defensive end, sophomore goalie Grace Rotondo has started all 12 games, with 95 saves and 28 ground balls so far this season. Rotondo is third in the Ivy League with an average of 7.92 saves per game. First year Shea Jenkins leads the team with 39 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. She leads the Ivy League with 3.25 ground balls per game. Grace Hulslander has 46 draw controls to lead the team in that category.
• This will mark the 50th meeting all-time between Harvard and Princeton in women's lacrosse, with the Tigers owning a 31-18 record against the Crimson. Last year, Harvard's 15 goals were the second most in series history, but not enough in a 20-15 loss to the Tigers on April 7, 2018 at Harvard Stadium. Hannah Keating netted a career-best five goals, and Julia Glynn added five goals of her own plus three assists for an eight-point effort.
Harvard continues conference play next Saturday (4 p.m.) with a road contest at Brown. The game will air on NESNplus.