Morrison, Pyle Record Hat Tricks in Loss at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (4/17/10) - Senior Kristin Morrison and sophomore Cassie Pyle both recorded hat tricks as the Princeton women's lacrosse team tried to rebound from a five-goal deficit but ran out of time as Harvard posted an 11-9 win at Harvard Stadium on Saturday, April 17.

Morrison put the Tigers on the scoreboard first when she converted on the team's third eight-meter attempt at 27:35. Harvard responded with an eight-meter goal less than a minute later and scored on a Princeton turnover at 21:04 to take the 2-1 lead. Freshman Jenna Davis picked up a feed from Maisie Devine to make it a 2-2 game at 18:51.

Harvard's leading scorer Jennifer VanderMeulen scored at 16:50 as the Crimson went on a 4-0 run to take a 6-2 lead at 5:30. Devine added the final goal of the half with help from sophomore Barb Previ with 25 seconds left in the half.

Fifty-nine seconds into the second half the Crimson struck again. Ten minutes later both teams had scored two goals, Prinecton getting both from Pyle. An eight-meter goal by Danielle Tetreault at 19:31 gave Harvard a 10-5 lead.

Princeton started to come back scoring four of the game's final five goals in the last 10 minutes. Freshman Caroline Rehfuss and Morrison found the back of the net to make it a 10-7 game with a little more than seven minutes to play. Harvard popped in another goal at 4:30 before Morrison put the Tigers back within three with a free-position goal with 1:19 to play. Pyle finished off her hat trick with 44 seconds remaining.

Junior Lizzy Drumm won the next draw control and Harvard picked up its fifth yellow card of the gmae with 26 seconds left. Morrison had the Tigers' last offensive chance with 20 seconds left but the shot went wide and Harvard got possession for the remainder.

Junior Erin Tochihara made 12 stops in goal for Princeton, while Harvard's Katherine Martino made seven saves. Both goalies stopped three eight-meter shots.

Princeton had a 27-26 edge in shots but Harvard had more on target, 23-16. The Crimson was slightly out ahead in ground balls, 13-12 and draw controls, 12-10.

Princeton falls to 5-8 overall and 3-2 in the Ivy League, while Harvard improves to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the league. The win was Harvard's first over Princeton since 1992.

The Tigers host defending Ivy League Champion Penn on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m., at Princeton Stadium.


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