Coming off of a tough loss to Fairfield, the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team will look to rebound on Saturday against the University of Harvard from Jordan Field in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Wildcats and Crimson used to be one of the best rivalries in women’s lacrosse, playing every season from 1987 until 2011, but the two teams have not played each other since then. Harvard leads the al time series, 19-17.
Kate Clancy is coming off of a stellar week between the pipes with a career high 13 saves despite the loss to Fairfield. Carly Wooters is leading the team on the scoresheet with goals in six straight games, while Laura McHoul has points in six straight contests as well.
UNH went 1-2 in its recent three game homestand, only picking up a win over Holy Cross where the Wildcats dominated 16-6. UNH is 0-2 on the road overall as well.
With just 9.50 goals per game, the Wildcats focus is getting more points on the board. Overall, UNH hasn’t played in tight games this season, with a differential of six goals or more in all expect one, a one goal loss at Dartmouth earlier in the year.
Harvard is 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Ivy League, and this will be its first home contest of the season. The Crimson won this past week 15-6 over Columbia in its conference opener, going on an 8-0 run to defeat the Lions.
Marisa Romero, a junior attack, has led the way for a Crimson offense that is averaging 14 goals per game. Romero has ten goals to lead the team, and Julia Glynn leads Harvard with 14 points overall. She has also won five draw controls and is one of the most versatile players on the team.
Kelly Weis is the team’s goaltender, and she has an 8.28 goals against average and has started every game in net this season for the Crimson.
Game time will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the Wildcats look to inch closer to a .500 record on the season.