No. 15 Penn Handles Harvard in Ivy League Action

PHILADELPHIA Marisa Romeo tied her career-high with four goals, but the Harvard women' s lacrosse team dropped an Ivy League road game at No. 15 Penn, 9-4, Saturday afternoon.

Kelly Weis made five saves in net for Harvard, which falls to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Ancient Eight. Sarah Barcia recorded a hat trick for the Quakers (3-1, 1-0), while goalie Lucy Ferguson turned away nine shots.

All four of Romeo's goals were unassisted with two coming on free-position shots. Tory Waldstein grabbed four ground balls, and Kyleigh Keating had two draw controls for the Crimson. Penn owned the edge in shots, 19-18, ground balls, 19-18, and draw controls, 12-3. Harvard finished 13 of 15 on clear attempts.

Harvard Highlights
Marisa Romeo matched her career-high with four goals. Romeo previously scored four times at Saint Mary's Feb. 23.

Two of Romeo's goals were on free-position attempts.

Tory Waldstein recorded a career-high with four ground balls.

Game Notes
Harvard has allowed only 10 goals in the last 90 minutes of game action, dating back to halftime of the Cornell game March 1.

The Crimson falls to 0-2 against ranked teams this spring.

Harvard is 1-2 in away games but will play seven of its 11 remaining games in Cambridge.

A freshman has led Harvard in scoring in each of the first four games.

Harvard was 13 of 15 on clear attempts and has had at least 10 successful clears in all four games.

Romeo now leads Harvard with 13 goals and 16 points through four games.

Penn extends its win streak against the Crimson to 15 games (dating back to 2001).

Game Progression
The Quakers scored the game's first three goals before Harvard got on the scoreboard with 2:13 remaining in the first half.

Harvard got with one score, 3-2, at 27:29 of the second half.

The teams traded each of the next six goals, as Penn went up, 6-4, with 11:37 remaining in the game.

The Quakers then added the games' last three goals over the final 5:19 of action.


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