Harvard dominated the boxscore as it defeated Columbia Saturday afternoon, 10-3 (Gil Talbot).
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Danielle Tetreault scored four goals for the second straight game as the Harvard women's lacrosse team defeated Columbia, 10-3, Saturday afternoon in New York City. The win was the Crimson's fourth straight as it remains in a three-way tie for third place in the Ivy League standings.
Harvard (8-6, 4-2 Ivy League) opened an early 2-0 lead as Tetreault notched a pair of goals within a 60-second span. Columbia (2-12, 0-7 Ivy League) evened the game with back-to-back scores from Camille Richardson and Taylor Gattinella before the Crimson rattled off eight unanswered goals to take control. Tetrault began the run with her third for a 3-2 Harvard lead at half.
Chelsey Newman scored 39 seconds into the second half and Tetreault completed her scoring with 27:25 remaining to move the score to 5-2. Newman tallied her second goal before Melanie Baskind got on the board, and Christine Thexton made it an 8-2 game in favor of the Crimson with 11:12 to play. Jennifer VanderMeulen notched a pair of goals within 57 seconds as Katie Angulo finished off the scoring for the Lions for the 10-3 final.
Tetreault's four goals came off nine shots with the junior adding two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover on the defensive end. Newman totaled two goals, five ground balls and one caused turnover as five different Crimson found the back of the net.
Kyleigh Keating recorded a career-high seven ground balls and four draw controls, while Micaela Cyr added five ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover. Kelly Weis made eight saves in 52:15 of action in goal before giving way to Julia Nagle who made her first career appearance, logging 7:45 with one save. Saturday marked the 10th time in 14 games that Harvard has held an opponent to fewer than 10 goals, and the fourth time the Crimson has held an opponent to five or fewer.
Harvard dominated the stat sheet with a 42-16 advantage in shots, a 33-19 edge in ground balls and a 12-3 margin in draw controls. The Crimson was also a perfect 15-of-15 on clear attempts. Kacie Johnson, the sixth leading scorer in the nation entering the weekend, was held scoreless for Columbia and Skylar Dabbar made 17 saves in goal.
Harvard remains locked in a three-way tie for third place in the Ivy League standings with one conference game remaining. Five teams are within one game of first place in the standings, as Dartmouth and Penn are on top of the Ancient Eight with a 5-1 record and Cornell, Harvard and Princeton are even with a 4-2 mark.
The Crimson will conclude its regular season on Friday, April 27 at Harvard Stadium against Dartmouth at 7 p.m.
Game Notes: Harvard remains locked in a three-way tie in the Ivy League standings with Cornell and Princeton at 4-2 … Harvard has held 10 of 14 opponents to under 10 goals and four opponents to five or fewer … Danielle Tetreault registered four goals for the second straight game … Kyleigh Keating recorded a career-high seven ground balls, the most by a Crimson student-athlete since Melanie Baskind notched seven vs. Columbia on April 23, 2011.