Offensive Surge Guides Women’s Lacrosse to 18-11 Win on Senior Day

Danielle Tetreault and the Crimson were 2-1 at home this season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Danielle Tetreault scored four goals and moved to ninth in team history with 114 career goals, as the Harvard women's lacrosse team topped Columbia, 18-11, on Senior Day Sunday afternoon.

Audrey Todd added a hat trick, while Kyleigh Keating, Nina Kucharczyk and Chelsey Newman all netted two goals apiece for the Crimson (3-11, 2-5 Ivy League). Melanie Cook turned away five shots in net for the Crimson. Harvard held advantages in draw controls, 19-12, and shots, 34-23, and the Crimson connected on 6-of-9 free position opportunities. Micaela Cyr handed out a career-high four assists and tied Keating and Tetreault with a team-best five draw controls.

Kacie Johnson led the Lions (3-12, 0-7) with five goals while Asley Rinere chipped in two goals.

Cyr helped Harvard go up 1-0 at 28:27 when she sent a pass to Keating, who finishing with the game's first goal. After the Lions went on a 3-0 run to grab a 3-1 edge, Todd netted a goal off a free-position attempt, and then Cyr earned her second assist on a tally by Alexis Nicolia at 13:23, 3-3. The Crimson went back in front, 4-3, when Kucharczyk beat the Columbia defense with 11:38 remaining in the frame.

The Lions struck twice to give Columbia a 5-4 advantage, but Nicolia knotted the game for Harvard after she grabbed a ground ball off her own shot and put it back with 2:29 left to go. Only 30 seconds later, Kucharczyk scored off a free-position change, making it 6-5 in favor of the Crimson.

In the second half, Tetreault gave Harvard a two-goal cushion, as the Crimson led, 7-5. The tally tied Tetreault for ninth in team history with Sarah Winters '95 with 111 career goals scored. Less than a minute later, Cyr extended Harvard's advantage to 8-5, and then Mariel Jenkins struck again for the Crimson at 27:30, 9-5.

With Harvard owning a 9-6 lead, Tetreault put Harvard back up by four scores, with her second goal of the game at the 24:50 mark. The Crimson continued to roll when Newman got into the scoring column when she fired a shot off a free-position attempt with 22:21 to play. Newman scored again at 21:00, as the Crimson extended its run to 11-3, as Harvard led, 12-6.

Todd netted her second score of the day at the 18:27 mark, 13-7, and Tetreault completed her hat trick at 12:42, 14-8. Tetreault tallied her fourth goal with 5:14 remaining, as the Crimson remained in control, 15-8. At the 3:01 mark, Keating netted another Crimson goal, as Harvard went back up by seven, 16-9. Only seven seconds later, Cyr made a long pass to Todd who scored on the break, 17-9.

Prior to the game, Harvard's Melanie Cook, Micaela Cyr, Mariel Jenkins, Nina Kucharczyk, Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen were honored with a Senior Day ceremony.