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Women's Lacrosse Falls to Yale, 17-13, Despite Second Half Rally

Photo of Danielle Tetreault courtesy of Gil Talbot.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman Jennifer VanderMeulen scored five goals and classmate Danielle Tetreault  contributed three goals and an assist in a 17-13 loss to Yale, Saturday morning  on the road. The Crimson (4-5, 1-3 Ivy) outscored the Bulldogs (5-6, 2-2 Ivy) in the second half it wasn’t enough to overcome a nine-goal first half deficit.

Senior co-captain Sara Flood and rookie Micaela Cyr added two goals and Melanie Baskind put one in the net. Tetreault and Flood lead the Crimson with three ground balls, while VanderMeulen won three draw controls to pace the Crimson.

Yale scored three of the first four goals and then nine-straight scores to move ahead 13-2 early in the second half. Four consecutive Harvard goals cut the lead to 16-13 with 2:51 remaining in the game, but that was as close as the Crimson would get.

Sophomore Kerry Clark played 51 minutes in the net, stopping nine shots. She also had two ground balls.

Harvard heads to No. 4 Virginia for a Monday night game.