Mariel Jenkins had two goals, an assist, a ground ball and a caused turnover for the Crimson. Photo courtesy of Kevin Burns.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight different members of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team found the back of the net as the Crimson defeated Bryant, 19-4, Sunday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson is 4-4 on the season, while the Bulldogs drop to 1-8.
All eight goal scorers for the Crimson also had at least one assist in the win. It was the most goals for a Crimson team since Harvard scored 20 against Massachusetts last season. Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen recorded a career-high eight points on career-best six goals and two assists. Classmate Micaela Cyr had give goals and a helper, while sophomore Melanie Baskind and freshman Mariel Jenkins contributed two goals each.
Harvard cruised out to a 10-0 lead before the Bulldogs got on the board. Bryant put back-to-back goals on the scoreboard before the Crimson added three scores to close out the half.
In the second session, Harvard scored two more to extend its lead to 15-2 with 12:15 left to play in the game. Bryant added to more goals in the game before Harvard finished off the contest with three tallies in 1:41.
Harvard won 20 out of 25 draw controls and converted on 15-of-18 clears. Katherine Martino picked up her fourth win of the season in the net, making six saves. Baskind won five draw controls, collected five ground balls and caused three turnovers. Rookie Danielle Tetreault also had three caused turnovers, four draw controls and two ground balls. Cyr won a team-best six draw controls.
The Crimson hits the road for a pair of games next weekend stopping at Ivy League rival Yale Saturday and nationally ranked Virginia Monday. First draw against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 11 a.m.