MacAfee Records 200th Point, But Women's Lacrosse Falls Late to Brown, 10-9

MacAfee Records 200th Point, But Women's Lacrosse Falls Late to Brown, 10-9

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior captain Keeley MacAfee had four goals and an assist, including her 200th career point, and Bridget Flynn added two goals, but Harvard women's lacrosse fell, 10-9, at Brown on Saturday (April 20) afternoon.

A strong first half for the Crimson was not enough to carry the day, as Harvard led for virtually all of regulation until the final minutes of the contest. Goalkeeper Grace Rotondo made seven saves in her 14th consecutive start.

First-year Grace Hulslander had a goal and an assist and added five draw controls and Tate Green had three caused turnovers, both helping Harvard jump out to a five goal lead in the opening 30 minutes.

Hulslander's free position goal with 9:04 to play in the first half gave the Crimson a 6-1 lead. Harvard held a 6-3 lead at the break, and MacAfee added her final two goals of the contest in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, with her fourth of the day coming on a free position goal at 21:13 to put Harvard up 8-4.

But the Crimson could only manage one more goal the rest of the way as Brown rallied for the home victory. 

Harvard Highlights
- Senior midfielder Keeley MacAfee leads the team with 63 points (45 goals, 18 assists), and became the sixth player in program history to reach the 200-point mark, now with 203 (143 goals, 60 assists) on her career.
- Madison Conklin and Tessa Queri added goals for Harvard…Shea Jenkins had two ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover. 

Game Notes
- The loss snapped a five game winning streak in the Harvard-Brown series for the Crimson.
- Harvard owned an 11-10 edge on draw controls for the game.