Women's Lacrosse Edged In OT at Yale, 16-15

Women's Lacrosse Edged In OT at Yale, 16-15

Keeley MacAfee recorded her second consecutive six-goal game in today's game at Yale. (Gil Talbot)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
Junior midfielder Keeley MacAfee recorded her second consecutive six-goal game, and senior midfielder Julia Glynn added three goals, two assists, and two caused turnovers but Harvard women's lacrosse (2-2, 0-1 Ivy League) fell, 16-15, in overtime to Yale (4-0, 1-0 Ivy League)at Reese Stadium.

Yale outshot Harvard, 43-32, and enjoyed the edge in ground balls, 14-7, while the two teams were even in draw controls at 16-16. 

Junior attack Nicole Baiocco (two goals) added her second consecutive multiple-goal effort, and Olivia Gundrum made 11 saves in net for the Crimson.

Trailing by two goals late in the second half, the Crimson scored twice in the final 5:00 to send the game into overtime.

Caroline Garrity made a nice individual move to cut the Yale lead to one goal with 4:18 to play. Then MacAfee scored her sixth goal of the afternoon at the 2:55 mark, curling around the net and bouncing a shot past Yale goalie Sydney Marks (seven saves) to tie it at 15-15.

Yale's Kiwi Comizio scored the game-winner from in close at 4:36 of overtime.

The Crimson, which trailed early at 2-0, ran off five straight goals to take its first lead, with Glynn scoring twice during the run for Harvard. Yale scored five of the next six goals in the contest to take its first lead, before MacAfee tied it at 7-7 with :29 remaining in the first half.

Neither team led by more than two goals in the second half, with the Crimson rallying twice to tie it, first at 11-11 after goals from Hannah Keating (17:37) and Celia Concannon (16:39). Harvard's late rally to tie the game 15-15 sent the game to overtime.

What's Next
Harvard returns home next Saturday (March 10) to take on Bryant at 1 p.m. on Jordan Field. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.