Women's Lacrosse Takes Down Ivy League Doormat Columbia, Clinches Tournament Berth

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“I’m really happy with the position we’re in,” Miller said. “We’re starting 10 freshmen and sophomores, and everyone else on the bench is helping out. At the beginning of the year we knew we were going to start [many] young players and we’ve worked really hard throughout the year.”

The attack has particularly shown the importance of youth, as a freshman has led the team in scoring in 12 of the 14 matches of the year, led by freshman Romeo.

The Syracuse, N.Y. native leads the team with 44 goals and 50 points on the season and has had a point in every match so far this year. Fellow freshman Hennessey has chipped in 27 points, while sophomores Alexis Nicolia and Audrey Todd have also contributed over 25 points.

The victory keeps Harvard tied for third in the Ancient Eight with Cornell with one game left to play in the league schedule.  The Crimson sit half a game behind Penn for second place and a home seed in the first round; two Penn losses and a Harvard victory in its regular season finale versus Dartmouth would give the Crimson the second seed.

Before that however, Miller claimed the team looks forward to getting some rest after a long stretch which saw them achieve their goal.

“It was a tough stretch,” Miller said. “We played six games over the last couple of weeks and we’re tired. We just finished a long road stretch; to come out 5-1 and in the position that we’re in, it’s pretty [good].”


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