Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Motors Past Marquette, 18-4, for First Win

Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Motors Past Marquette, 18-4, for First Win

Tetreault was one of seven Harvard players to notch multiple points (Craig Cyr photo).

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—With five goals and an assist, Micaela Cyr outscored host Marquette and led the Harvard women's lacrosse team to its first win of the season, 18-4, Tuesday afternoon at cold, windy Valley Fields.

The Crimson (1-4) scored the game's first five goals before the Golden Eagles (2-6) got on the board. Harvard answered with nine goals in a row, pausing with a 12-1 halftime lead along the way. Danielle Tetreault added four goals and an assist for the Crimson, while Alexis Nicolia and Catherine Brown each scored twice.

Annie Meyjes logged three saves to record her first collegiate win, and Jenn Hatfield made her Harvard women's lacrosse debut in the second half. Harvard held advantages of 35-9 in shots, 17-10 in ground balls and 16-7 in draw controls.

Tetreault got Harvard's goal parade going by scoring two minutes into the game. Cyr, Lauren Tomkinson, Kyleigh Keating followed with goals and Tetreault found the net again before Marquette's Hayley Boss broke the run with about 10 minutes left in the opening half.

Cyr started the next spurt with consecutive goals 69 seconds apart for a 7-1 lead. The Crimson added five more goals in the last six minutes before halftime and tacked on two more to start the second half for a 14-1 advantage. The Golden Eagles then scored twice, but Harvard outscored them by a 4-1 margin over the final 10 minutes.

Sophia Capone, Nina Kucharczyk and Audrey Todd had the Crimson's other goals. Tetreault grabbed four draw controls, Keating snagged three and Mariel Jenkins recorded four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Marquette's Sarah Priem made six saves.

Harvard will return home and host Yale Saturday at 1 p.m.