WORCESTER, Mass. – Marisa Romeo tallied four goals and one assist for five points for the Crimson as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Harvard, 16-5, on Wednesday afternoon at Holy Cross Field in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders improve to 5-10 overall, while the Crimson improve to 7-4 overall.
After Harvard took a 2-0 lead, junior captain Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) scored on a free-position shot to make it a 2-1 contest with 23:28 left in the first half. The Crimson then scored eight straight goals to take a 10-1 lead to the half.
With the score now 12-1 following two Harvard goals to start the second half, junior Lissie Russert (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) found the back of the net for the Crusaders to make it a 12-3 game. Three consecutive goals by the Crimson increased their lead to 15-3. The Crusaders then netted two of the last three goals of the game as Russert and sophomore Kate Martino (Summit, N.J.) each scored for the 16-5 final score.
Senior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made four saves and allowed 10 goals as she played the first half, while senior goalie Maddie Parisi (Westport, Conn.) posted three saves and allowed six goals as she played the second half. Kelly Weis tallied seven saves for Harvard. The Crimson outshot Holy Cross, 31-18, while Harvard picked up 10 ground balls and the Crusaders posted seven. The Crimson secured 16 draw controls and Holy Cross posted six, while Harvard went 5-8 on free-position shots and the Crusaders went 2-6.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 12 when they host Patriot League opponent Navy at Holy Cross Field on Senior Day at 2:00 p.m.
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