PRINCETON, N.J. – A late second half run for Harvard women's lacrosse (6-7, 1-4 Ivy League) at No. 15 Princeton (9-3, 3-1 Ivy League) came up just short, as the Crimson fell, 14-12, in a road contest.
Trailing 13-9 with just under six minutes to play sophomore Madison Conklin scored her fourth goal of the game at 5:49 to get the run started for the Crimson. Junior Hannah Keating cut the Princeton lead to two, scoring off a feed from Keeley MacAfee (goal, four assists) at 3:23 to make it 13-11. Keating answered a Princeton goal with another score off a pass from MacAfee with 1:34 to go, but Princeton won the ensuing draw control to hold Harvard off at the end.
Other offensive stars on the day included first-year Grace Hulslander, who notched three first-half goals and helped Harvard stay right with the Tigers early on. Her goal with one second left in the opening 30 minutes, a quick shot in front off a feed from Conklin, had the Crimson down just one goal at 7-6 heading into the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Rotondo made seven saves on the afternoon, and first-year Shea Jenkins had another strong defensive effort, notching four ground balls, three caused turnovers and adding a team-high six draw controls.
• Sophomore Madison Conklin matched a career high with four goals and five points…senior captain Keeley MacAfee recorded a season high four assists.
• First-year Grace Hulslander (three goals) recorded her fifth straight multiple-goal effort.
• Harvard had a 31-30 edge in shots, with 20 shots on goal.
• This was the 50th meeting in women's lacrosse between Harvard and Princeton