Photo of Danielle Tetreault courtesy of Gil Talbot.
PHILADEPHIA, Pa. – The Harvard women's lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker to No. 14 Princeton, 12-10, in the Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament Final. The Crimson battled back from a 5-0 first half deficit to take a 10-9 lead with 11 minutes left.
Danielle Tetreault scored four goals and Jess Halpern scored a hat trick to lead the Crimson in scoring. Melanie Baskind, Kyle Keating and Tyler Petropulos each found the back of the net. Tetreault won three draw controls, collected two ground balls and caused two turnovers in the game. Lauren Tomkinson was also caused two turnovers.
Princeton came out on fire running the score up to 5-0 midway through the first half. Keating and Baskind stopped the scoring streak before the Tigers went back up by five, 7-2 with just under five minutes to play. Eleven seconds later Tetreault scored her first goal to make it 7-3.
Harvard scored three straight goals to pull within 7-6, after nine minutes of play in the second session. Gassaway made it a two-point game before Halpern earned her hat trick and made it a one-goal contest. After keeping pace with the Tigers, Tetreault evened the score and then scored another tally to give the Crimson its first lead of the game with 14:39. Harvard's lead was short lived as Charlotte Davis scored the equalizer 16 seconds later. Just over a minute and 30 seconds left, she scored again to put the Tigers ahead. Princeton added another goal with six ticks on the clock.
Kerry Clark made four saves in the game, while Erin Tochihara stopped nine Harvard shots.
The Crimson stand at 10-6 overall, which is the most wins since 1994.
Baskind, Halpern, Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen earned spots on the Ivy League All-Tournament team.