No. 13/16 Princeton Holds Off Women’s Lacrosse, 11-9

No. 13/16 Princeton Holds Off Women’s Lacrosse, 11-9

Danielle Tetreault now ranks 10th in team history with 107 career goals scored (Ted Keating).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Micaela Cyr netted a hat trick and dished out an assist for four points, while Danielle Tetreault recorded three points on two goal and an assist, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team could not complete its comeback attempt at No. 13/16 Princeton, falling, 11-9, Saturday afternoon.

Harvard goalie Melanie Cook recorded four saves, while her counterpart, Princeton's Caroline Franke, turned away 10 Crimson shots. Harvard (2-9, 1-4 Ivy League) owned an advantage in draw controls, 15-7, and shots, 22-21. The Crimson was also perfect on clear attempts, going 6-6. Kyleigh Keating paced Harvard with five draw controls, while Tetreault added four and Alexis Nicolia had three.

Cyr knotted the game, 1-1, with a goal off a free-position attempt at 22:03, but the Tigers answered with a mini-run to go up 3-1 by 16:54. Exactly one minute later, Harvard struck again off a free-position shot, this time off the stick of Nina Kucharczyk, 3-2. With 8:50 remaining in the first half, Danielle Tetreault also capitalized on a free-position attempt, tying the game, 3-3.

At the 3:35 mark, Cyr sent a quick pass to Nicolia, who fired for a goal, giving the Crimson a 4-3 advantage on the scoreboard. The two teams headed to the half tied, 4-4, with Harvard holding an edge in shots, 12-11, and draw controls, 5-4, in the first 20 minutes of play.

Princeton's Mary-Kate Sivilli notched the first two goals of the second, putting the Tigers in front, 6-4. With 20:15 left in regulation, Keating found the back of the net, cutting the deficit to one, 6-5. Less than three minutes later, Audrey Todd added a goal for the Crimson, tying the game, 6-6.

With 13:19 to go, Princeton regained the lead, 7-6, and then the Tigers tacked on two more, going up, 9-6, by the 10:10 mark. Down the stretch, Cyr tallied her second goal with 6:46 remaining, making it a 10-7 contest, and then Tetreault assisted on a score by Cyr, 11-8, with 2:12 to play. With 1:43 left, Tetreault struck for another Harvard tally, bringing the Crimson back within two, 11-9.

Harvard will conclude its stretch of road games at Boston College Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m.