Strong Second Half For Women's Lacrosse Not Enough in 15-11 Loss at Dartmouth

Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics
Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. – Senior captain Keeley MacAfee had four goals, and Nicole Baiocco (three assists) and Grace Hulslander (two goals, assist) each had standout days, but Harvard women's lacrosse (5-5, 1-2 Ivy League) fell, 15-11, to Dartmouth (6-3, 3-0 Ivy League) on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Rotondo made eight saves, and the Harvard defense was strong in the second half, but the Crimson could not complete a comeback.

The Crimson scored five goals in the opening eight-plus minutes of the game to take a 5-3 lead over the Big Green. Junior Bridget Flynn scored twice for Harvard – a single game high – capping the quick start with a goal off a feed from Hulslander at 21:52.

But a seven goal run for the Big Green to end the half put Dartmouth firmly in control of the game at 10-5.

Harvard would cut the deficit to four goals twice in the early stages of the second half. MacAfee scored three of her four goals in the second half to help keep the Crimson in the game. But Dartmouth would prevail with some timely scoring and stops in the final 15 minutes of the game. 

Game Notes

- Harvard outscored Dartmouth 6-5 in the second half, and had a 16-15 advantage in shots in the final 30 minutes.
- Grace Rotondo led Harvard with five ground balls, and Olivia Gill added a team high two caused turnovers