Harvard Women's Lacrosse Falls at No. 20 Dartmouth, 15-8
Audrey Todd found the back of the net three times against the Big Green (Ted Keating).
HANOVER, N.H. – Audrey Todd netted three goals for her fourth hat trick of the season, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team slipped on the road at No. 20 Dartmouth, 15-8, Friday evening.
Dartmouth (9-6, 5-2) was led by Liz Calby and Hana Bowers, who both scored five goals on the evening. Kristen Giovanniello played most of the game in net for the Big Green, recording four saves.
The Big Green jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Crimson came back to tie the game. Todd netted back-to-back goals at 22:50 and 22:18, and Micaela Cyr with a tally to knot the game, 3-3, at 17:17. After Dartmouth went back ahead, 4-3, Tetreault found the back of the net for the equalizer with 13:06 left in the first.
With 4:46 remaining in the frame, Chelsey Newman made a pass to Kyleigh Keating, who put a shot in the back of the net, giving Harvard a 5-4 edge. Two minutes later, Tetreault gave the Crimson a two-goal edge, 6-4, with 2:37 to go. Dartmouth tacked on a score late in the first, as Harvard led, 6-5, at the break.
In the second, Calby struck for the third and fourth time of the night, as the Big Green went back in front, 7-6. At the 24:33 mark, Nina Kucharczyk tied the game for Harvard, and then at 23:23, Todd completed her hat trick with a tally, as the Crimson grabbed an 8-7 advantage.
The Big Green scored the game's next three goals to make it 10-8 in favor of Dartmouth with 20 minutes left. Dartmouth followed with five more tallies to end the game on an 8-0 run.
The Crimson led in ground balls, 5-4, and was perfect on clear-attempts, going 11-of-11. The Big Green carried the edge in shots, 27-17.
Harvard will return to Cambridge to host Columbia on Senior Day Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. Prior to the contest, seniors Melanie Cook, Micaela Cyr, Mariel Jenkins, Nina Kucharczyk, Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen will be honored.