No. 15 BC Downs Harvard Women’s Lacrosse, 13-12

No. 15 BC Downs Harvard Women’s Lacrosse, 13-12

Following a four-point effort at BC, Cyr leads Harvard with 29 goals, 12 assists and 41 points (Ted Keating photo).

NEWTON, Mass.—Nina Kucharczyk scored her third and fourth goals of the game in the final two minutes, but 15th-ranked Boston College hung on for a 13-12 win against the Harvard women's lacrosse team Wednesday afternoon at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field.

In a game full of streaks, Harvard (2-10) scored the game's first three goals and came back from a three-goal deficit in the second half to tie the game at 9-9. The Eagles (10-6) netted three of the next four goals. Kucharczyk got back two goals, but the Crimson could not find an equalizer after her last score with 42 seconds left.

Kucharczyk added an assist, while Micaela Cyr notched three goals and a helper. Kyleigh Keating scored twice, and Chelsey Newman provided a goal and two assists. Covie Stanwick scored a game-high six times to lead the Eagles.

Following a scoreless opening five minutes, Danielle Tetreault and Newman got Harvard going with goals less than two minutes apart. Cyr gave the Crimson a 3-0 lead by the time the game was 10 minutes old.

The Eagles ran off four goals in a row, however, and took a 6-5 lead to halftime after the teams alternated scores late in the period.  BC added two more scores to start the second half, stretching its advantage to three goals barely three minutes after the break.

Four of the next five goals came from Harvard sticks, as Cyr tied the score with 13:47 left. BC answered with its final run, going ahead by a 13-10 margin inside the final three minutes. It took Kucharczyk 60 seconds to cut one goal off the Harvard deficit and another 67 seconds to get within a single score.

Lauren Tomkinson won the ensuing draw control to earn a last shot for the Crimson, but Kucharczyk's shot went wide with 23 seconds on the clock.

Harvard finished with a 16-11 edge in draw controls, led by Keating with six and Cyr with four. BC owned a 23-21 shots edge.  Harvard's Mel Cook made three saves, while the Eagles' Emily Mata registered five.