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Women's Lacrosse Downs Yale, 19-3

Kerry Clark and the Harvard defense shut out the Bulldogs in the second half. Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen scored four goals each and both had an assist to lead the Harvard women's lacrosse team to a 19-3 win over rival Yale Saturday at Harvard Stadium. It was the most lopsided win in series history and the most goals scored against the Yale since 1985.

Melanie Baskind, Jess Halpern, Chelsey Newman and Tyler Petropulos scored two goals apiece while Jenn Leffew, Nina Kucharczyk and Kasey Uhlenhuth added tallies in the winning effort.

The Crimson scored early and often against the Bulldogs. Harvard jumped out to a 3-0 lead on free position goals from Baskind and VanderMeulen and a Halpern tally. Yale got on the board after seven and a half minutes of play.  The Crimson got two goals each from Newman and Tetreault before Yale put in back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 7-3. Harvard scored three more before the whistle blew to end the half, including a Petropulos goal from Newman as the half ended.

Harvard scored nine times in the second session and held the Bulldogs without a score during that frame.

Leffew won three draw controls and scooped in three grounds balls, while Mariah Pewarski grabbed five ground balls and caused two turnovers. Alexis Buckley led all players with three caused turnovers. Kerry Clark made five saves in the net.

The Crimson continues its home stand next weekend with two non-conference games. Harvard welcomes New Hampshire Friday night and nationally ranked Johns Hopkins Sunday.