Julia Glynn recorded her third effort with six or more goals this season at BU.
BOSTON, Mass. – Another strong performance from Julia Glynn (six goals, two assists) was not enough as Harvard women's lacrosse (3-7) fell to Boston University (4-6), 20-16, at Nickerson Field on Wednesday night.
BU outshot Harvard 43-37 for the game, with Olivia Gundrum making 15 saves on the night, just shy of her season high.
Glynn opened the scoring for the Crimson, hitting the top corner in the opening minute. Harvard took its first lead of the night when Keating took high-low pass from MacAfee and scored on a quick shot at the 22:53 mark to make it 2-1.
Glynn's third of the game came on a short pass from MacAfee, cut into the eight-meter area and scored at 18:23 to put Harvard ahead 3-2.
BU took the lead later in the half, but Tessa Queri tied it at 4-4 with a great high to low shot from the right side at 12:36.
Glynn capped off a three-goal first half with her 40th goal of the season at 11:27 to make it 5-5.
Despite a two goal run by BU, Harvard stayed close, as MacAfee scored her first of the game on a wraparound at 7:37. A great run by Celia Concannon made it 9-7 at 3:08, which was the score at the end of the first half.
Glynn's fifth of the game came after several great moves to get into a shooting position near the cage, where she finished the play to make it 14-10 with 14:09 to play.
But the Crimson would get no closer the rest of the way despite a late run in the final minutes.
Harvard will battle with Ivy League rival No. 20 Princeton (5-4, 1-1 Ivy League) on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m.) at Harvard Stadium. The game will air on NESNplus and the Ivy League Network.