Photo of Micaela Cyr courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard pulled to within one goal late to the second half before falling to No. 7 Dartmouth, 11-9, Wednesday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. Freshman Micaela Cyr had two goals, an assist and won five draw controls for the Crimson.
Cyr was one of four Crimson players to find the back of the net twice in the game as classmates Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen and sophomore Melanie Baskind each had a pair of goals. Second-year Tyler Petropulos also scored for the Crimson, while senior co-captain Sara Flood contributed an assist.
After the Big Green (10-2, 5-1 Ivy) got on the board first, Harvard (6-7, 2-4 Ivy) scored two straight tallies to take an early 2-1 lead. A Baskind score seven minutes into the contest put the Crimson up 3-2 before Parks, who had a hat trick for Dartmouth, tied it up. Harvard went ahead by as many as two on goals from Petropulos and Cyr but a four straight Big Green tallies gave the visiting team a 7-5 advantage. Cyr found the back of the net on a free position shot with 15 seconds left in the first half to pull the Crimson to within one at the half.
Dartmouth pulled away in the second scoring the first four goals of the half. The Crimson put together three straight to make it 10-9. Dartmouth scored with 2:40 on the clock and held the ball to preserve the win.
Harvard closes out its Ivy League season Saturday at Columbia. The first draw is slated for 1 p.m.