Women's Lacrosse Falls To No. 1 Boston College, 17-6, Despite Garrity's Three Goals

Women's Lacrosse Falls To No. 1 Boston College, 17-6, Despite Garrity's Three Goals

Caroline Garrity scored three goals to lead Harvard at No. 1 Boston College. (Gil Talbot)

NEWTON, Mass. –
 Senior midfielder Caroline Garrity matched a career high with three goals, but Harvard women's lacrosse (1-1) fell on the road to No. 1 Boston College (4-0), 17-6, on Saturday (Feb. 23).

Katie Muldoon, Madison Conklin, and Hannah Keating added goals for the Crimson, while sophomore goalie Grace Rotondo made eight saves in the cage.

Harvard held a 14-13 advantage on ground balls, with Rotondo and Bridget Flynn each picking up three to lead the Crimson.

The Crimson responded to an early six-goal deficit with three goals in less than seven minutes to cut the BC lead to 8-3 midway through the first half. Garrity (18:43) and Keating (man-up, 17:56) scored consecutive goals for Harvard, then Madison Conklin (11:54) added another.

But a six-goal run for the Eagles to end the half pushed the game out of reach.

Harvard scored three second half goals, with Garrity (two goals) and Muldoon contributing for the Crimson.  

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior captain Keeley MacAfee (assist) led Harvard with six shots, adding a ground ball and a draw control. Harvard had three free-position goals on the afternoon.
  • Senior midfield Caroline Garrity leads the team with five goals on the season, nearly halfway to her career high of 11. 

Game Notes

  • Harvard fell to 27-13 in the all-time series against Boston College, which dates back to 1979.
  • Harvard will play its first home game of the season next Wednesday (Feb. 27) against UMass at Jordan Field.