Baskind Leads Women's Lacrosse in 15-10 Loss to John Hopkins

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BALTIMORE, Md. - The Harvard women’s lacrosse team fell to John Hopkins, 15-10, Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field in its first loss of the season. Sophomore Melanie Baskind led six Crimson players in scoring four goals.

Baskind, a first-year lacrosse player, was one of two Harvard athletes to score multiple goals. She also had four ground balls, won three draw controls and caused four turnovers. Junior Jess Halpern, who was just named to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list, scored her first two goals of the season, both in the second session. Freshmen Jennifer VanderMeulen and Alexis Dal Col, sophomore Tyler Petropulos and senior Sara Flood had one score each. Rookies Danielle Tetreault and Micaela Cyr contributed an assist each.

John Hopkins held a 12-5 lead at the half, before the Crimson closed the gap to 12-9 with 21:25 left in the second session. The Harvard defense held the Blue Jays to just three goals in final 30 minutes of the game.

Senior Katherine Martino made seven saves in the net and caused three turnovers, while sophomore Ellen Gleason collected four ground balls.

The Crimson held an 18-16 leads in ground balls, while the Blue Jays led in draw controls, 14-13.

Harvard travels to No. 14 New Hampshire Tuesday for the first of five games against teams ranked in the IWLCA Top-20 poll.