HAMDEN, Conn.—Kyleigh Keating tallied two goals to help the Harvard field hockey team rally to tie twice, but Amanda Danziger scored with five seconds remaining in regulation to give Quinnipiac a 4-3 win against the Crimson Sunday afternoon at the QU Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field.
"It was as an awesome game, and we bounced back twice," said Harvard head coach Sue Caples. "The loss was gut-wrenching, but there were a lot of positives. We feel good about the way we played. We played our best game so far; now we just need to play it for 70 minutes."
The Bobcats appeared to be in control with goals by Cunniff and McCreedy following penalty corners in the fifth and 25th minutes of the first half, respectively. Keating and Painter, however, evened the score before halftime with goals just 29 seconds apart. A Dickson pass set up Keating's goal.
Jess Rusin put Quinnipiac back on top at the 42:48 mark. Tassopoulos stopped her first shot on a breakaway, but Rusin shot the rebound over the Harvard goalie and into the cage. Keating again rallied the Crimson, netting a beautiful goal at 61:22. Wahl sent the ball to the far post, where Keating tipped it in as she was being knocked to the ground.