Eliza Guild had a four-point effort Saturday afternoon (Penny Ashford).
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard women's lacrosse team led, 8-4, in the second half, but Cornell outscored the Crimson, 6-1, over the final 25:28 of the game to pick up a 10-9 victory.
With the loss, the Crimson falls to 3-3 in the Ivy League and 6-7 overall, while the Big Red moves to 9-5 and 4-2 in the Ancient Eight. The winner of Harvard and Yale in the regular-season finale April 25 will earn the fourth and final spot in the upcoming Ivy League tournament, which will be hosted by Princeton May 1-3.
Eliza Guild led Harvard with four points on two goals and two assists, while Audrey Todd added two tallies, a helper and five ground balls. Kelly Weis finished with five saves, and Megan Hennessey won four draw controls and had a goal and assist.
Midway through the first with Harvard trailing, 1-0, Marisa Romeo tied the game off a pass from Todd at 17:55. The Crimson netted the game's next two goals to go up, 3-1, as Guild scored at 12:58 and Todd followed with a tally just 26 seconds later.
With 11:52 remaining in the first, Megan Hennessey found the back of the net off a rebound, as Harvard extended its lead to 4-1. Todd struck again for Harvard with a free-position goal with 4:11 to go, 5-2. Alexis Nicolia tacked on another goal for the Crimson at 2:14, making it a four-goal advantage, 6-2.
With the Crimson leading, 6-4, Madeline Silverman notched her first goal of the season at the 26:34 mark of the second half, and then Glynn made it 8-4 with 25:28 remaining in the game.
Cornell got back within, 8-7, with 10:55 to play, and then knotted the game with a goal off the stick of Kristy Gilbert, 8-8, with 7:39 remaining. Cornell then took its first lead since, 1-0, with a tally by Anie Dickson at the 3:55 mark, making it 9-8 in favor of the Big Red.
Harvard got back within one, 10-9, with a goal off a free-position shot by Guild with 2:07 left to play.
Renee Poullott recorded six saves for the Big Red, while Catherine Ellis found the back of the net five times. Cornell had the edge in shots, 20-19, and the Crimson led in ground balls, 21-16, and draw controls, 12-9.
Harvard will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule Wednesday, April 22 against UMass Lowell. Opening draw is set for 7 p.m.