Women’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 11 Princeton in Ivy Semifinal

Women’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 11 Princeton in Ivy Semifinal

Audrey Todd netted two of Harvard's goals Friday (Ivy League/Sideline Photos).

PRINCETON, N.J. --  Julia Glynn scored two goals, and Kelly Weis made seven saves, but the Harvard women's lacrosse team dropped its Ivy League tournament semifinal game to No. 11 Princeton, 15-8, Friday evening.

The Crimson concludes its season 8-8 overall, while the Tigers move to 13-3.

Audrey Todd added two goals for Harvard, while Glynn won three draw controls and added three ground balls. Emma Ford also won three draw controls, while picking up two ground balls.

Princeton was led by Olivia Hompe, who netted six scores, and Erin Slifer, who dished out three assists and found the back of the net twice for five points. Goalie Ellie DeGarmo finished with 12 stops.

In the first half, Princeton's Hompe opened the scoring with a tally at 27:07, and then Erin McMunn followed with another score for the Tigers at 23:01, 2-0. Glynn cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal off a free-position shot at the 19:55 mark. With 17:50 remaining, Megan Hennessey carried the ball in front from behind the net to knot the game, 2-2.

The Crimson grabbed its first lead with 8:49 left in the first half, as Glynn netted her second score following a Princeton foul. At the 3:53 mark, Marina Burke ripped a shot into the back of the net, giving Harvard a two-goal cushion, 4-2.

After Princeton got back within one with 3:30 remaining in the stanza, and then Hompe tied at the 1:35 mark, 4-4.

The Tigers struck first in the second half on a man-up goal by Abby Finkelston at 27:08. Todd made it a 5-5 game with an unassisted goal at 23:38, but Princeton went back on top just 29 seconds later and then went up two, 7-5, at 19:45.

In the middle of the frame, the Tigers tacked on three more goals to grab a 10-5 advantage with 17:11 remaining. Princeton went on to add five more tallies to close the game on a 11-4 run. In the final minutes, Glynn notched her third of the game at 4:26, and Todd scored again with 3:05 left to go. Caroline Ashford also scored for Harvard down the stretch, coming at 1:43, 15-8.

Harvard held the final count in shots, 29-25, and ground balls, 12-10, while Princeton led in draw controls, 15-10. The Crimson was 3-of-9 on free-position shots and finishes 7-of-9 on clear attempts.