Offensive Surge Guides Harvard to Senior Day Win vs. Columbia

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Danielle Tetreault scored four goals and moved to ninth in team history with 114 career goals, as Harvard topped Columbia, 18-11, on Senior Day Sunday afternoon.

Audrey Todd added a hat trick, while Kyleigh Keating, Nina Kucharczyk and Chelsey Newman all netted two goals apiece for the Crimson (3-11, 2-5 Ivy League). Melanie Cook turned away five shots in net for the Crimson. Harvard held advantages in draw controls, 19-12, and shots, 34-23, and the Crimson connected on 6 of 9 free position opportunities. Kacie Johnson led the Lions with five goals while Asley Rinere chipped in two goals.

Micaela Cyr helped Harvard go up 1-0 at 28:27 when she sent a pass to Keating, who finishing with the game's first goal. After the Lions went on a 3-0 run to grab a 3-1 edge, Todd netted a goal off a free-position attempt, and then Cyr earned her second assist on a tally by Alexis Nicolia at 13:23, 3-3. The Crimson went back in front, 4-3, when Kucharczyk beat the Columbia defense with 11:38 remaining in the frame.

The Lions struck twice to give Columbia a 5-4 advantage, but Nicolia knotted the game for Harvard after she grabbed a ground ball off her own shot and put it back with 2:29 left to go. Only 30 seconds later, Kucharczyk scored off a free-position change, making it 6-5 in favor of the Crimson.

In the second half, Tetreault gave Harvard a two-goal cushion, as the Crimson led, 7-5. The tally tied Tetreault for ninth in team history with Sarah Winters '95 with 111 career goals scored. Less than a minute later, Cyr extended Harvard's advantage to 8-5, and then Mariel Jenkins struck again for the Crimson at 27:30, 9-5.

With Harvard owning a 9-6 lead, Tetreault put Harvard back up by four scores, with her second goal of the game at the 24:50 mark. The Crimson continued to roll when Newman got into the scoring column when she fired a shot off a free-position attempt with 22:21 to play. Newman scored again at 21:00, as the Crimson extended its run to 11-3, as Harvard led, 12-6.

Todd netted her second score of the day at the 18:27 mark, 13-7, and Tetreault completed her hat trick at 12:42, 14-8. Tetreault tallied her fourth goal with 5:14 remaining, as the Crimson remained in control, 15-8. At the 3:01 mark, Keating netted another Crimson goal, as Harvard went back up by seven, 16-9. Only seven seconds later, Cyr made a long pass to Todd who scored on the break, 17-9.

Prior to the game, Harvard's Melanie Cook, Micaela Cyr, Mariel Jenkins, Nina Kucharczyk, Danielle Tetreault and Jennifer VanderMeulen were honored with a Senior Day ceremony.

2013-04-28



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