Photo of Nina Kucharczyk. who scored the game winning goal, courtesy of Gil Talbot.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Danielle Tetreault led all goal scorers with five goals to lead the Harvard women's lacrosse team (5-4, 3-1) to a 12-9 come-from-behind win over Brown (5-5, 1-3) Friday evening at Stevenson Field.
Tetreault, who was 3-for-3 on free positions, was one of four goal scores for the Crimson. Jennifer VanderMeulen scored a hat trick to total a team leading 28 games this season. Melanie Baskind and Nina Kucharczyk each tallied two goals. VanderMeulen won four draw controls, while Tyler Petropulos had three ground balls and caused two turnovers.Mariah Pewarski caused two of Brown's 14 turnovers.
Teteault scored Harvard's first two tallies, but that was all the Crimson could muster in the first 27 minutes of the game as the Bears cruised out to a 7-2 lead. Harvard put together three consecutive goals in one minute and 20 seconds to pull within 7-5 at the half.
The Crimson fired off seven straight scores to take an 11-7 lead with eight minutes to play. Tetreault put in the first two goals, both unassisted tallies in the first six minutes of the second session. Kucharczyk put away a free position shot before Baskind sandwiched two goals between VanderMeulen to take the lead. Brown scored two goals before the end of the game, but the Crimson's lead was too great.
Clark made seven saves in the cage for the Crimson.
Harvard plays a non-conference game at Holy Cross Wednesday night at 7 p.m.