March 15, 2014

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Romeo Scores Four Again in Harvard Win

from press release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marisa Romeo scored four goals for the second straight game, while Megan Hennessey added a hat trick and two assists for five points, helping the Harvard women's lacrosse team take down Marquette, 15-6, Saturday afternoon at the Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium.

Alexis Nicolia and Kyleigh Keating both added two goals, and goalie Kelly Weis made a career-high 13 saves for the Crimson (3-2). Hennessey also led Harvard with six draw controls, a career-best. Claire Costanza and Emily Donovan each netted two scores for Marquette (3-4), while goalie Sarah Priem turned aside 11 shots.

Harvard scores 10 times in the second half and held advantages for the game in shots, 38-35, draw controls, 16-7, and free-position goals, 7-1. Both teams finished 14-of-19 on clear attempts and each squad collected 22 ground balls.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Marisa Romeo matched her career-high with four goals. Romeo has scored four goals in two straight games and three times in five games this spring.
  • Harvard outscored Marquette, 10-4, in the second half.
  • Seven of Harvard's goals came off free-position shots, as the Crimson went 7-of-12 on free-position chances on the day.
  • Goalie Kelly Weis made a career-high 13 saves for Harvard.
  • The Crimson enjoyed a 16-7 edge in draw controls, with Megan Hennessey pacing the squad with a career-high six draw controls.
  • Hennessey recorded at least five points for the second time this year (at Saint Mary's Feb. 23).


Game Notes:

  • Harvard has allowed only 16 goals in the last 150 minutes of game action, dating back to halftime of the Cornell game March 1.
  • The Crimson improves to 2-0 at home and has six games remaining in Cambridge.
  • A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in each of the first five games.
  • Harvard was 14-of-19 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all four games.
  • Romeo now leads Harvard with 17 goals and 20 points through five games.
  • Harvard is now 2-0 all-time against Marquette.


Game Progression:

  • The Crimson scored the game's first three goals before the Golden Eagles made it 3-2 with 15:35 left in the first half.
  • Harvard answered with a 5-0 run to go up, 8-2, at the 22:37 mark of the second.
  • After Marquette added a goal at 21:10 (8-3), Harvard scored two goals, followed by a Golden Eagle score three straight times before the Crimson tacked on another tally with three seconds left.


Ties: None
Lead Changes: None
Largest Leads: Harvard by 9 (twice) – 2nd: 2:56, 0:03, Marquette - none

Up Next:
Harvard will visit No. 3 Syracuse Tuesday, March 18 before traveling to arch rival Yale Saturday, March 22.


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