Women's Lacrosse Can't Hold Off No. 20 Boston College in 15-10 Loss

Photo of Jess Halpern courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - Danielle Tetreault scored at hat trick as the Harvard women's lacrosse team falls at No. 20 Boston College, 15-10,Thursday afternoon.  

Tetreault scored three goals on six shots, scooped up a ground ball and caused a turnover in the loss. Melanie Baskind, Jess Halpern, ad Jennifer VanderMeulen each had two tallies, while Chelsey Newman scored a goal for the Crimson (1-3). Micaela Cyr won five draw controls, while Baskind, Ellen Gleason and Tomkinson joined Tetreault with one caused turnover. Kerry Clark made four saves in the net.

VanderMeulen put the Crimson on the board first and after tallies from Halpern and Newman, Harvard led, 3-1, seven minutes into the game. The Eagles scored five of the next six goals to take a 6-4 lead with five minutes left in the first half. VanderMeulen and Tetreault scored two before the end of the game to pull the Crimson within, 7-6.

Boston College started the second off with two straight goals to extend its lead to 9-6. Goals from Halpern and Tetreault and a pair of Baskind tallies evened the score at 10 with nine minutes to play. The Eagles scored the final five goals of the game to earn the victory.

Harvard had more ground balls than BC, scooping up 11 to the Eagles' nine. Boston College held a 15-12 advantage in draw controls.

The Crimson hosts Johns Hopkins in the first of four straight home contests Sunday. First draw is slated for noon.