April 26, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown women's lacrosse team (4-10, 1-5) dropped a 12-7 decision to Harvard on Wednesday afternoon in Cambridge, MA. The Crimson used a 9-4 first half to open up the game and held the Bears scoreless for the final 16:00 of play en route to the win.
After Harvard took a 1-0 lead 6:30 into the game, senior Kate Staley (Needham, MA) tied the contest at 1-1 2:30 later with a free position goal.
However, the Crimson scored three straight goals, including two from Perry Barlow, in a span of 3:28 to take a 4-1 lead at the 16:51 mark of the first half. Freshman Kelly Robinson (Marlton, NJ) scored two goals sandwiched around another Harvard goal, bringing Brown to within 5-3 with 9:55 left in the half.
A goal from sophomore Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) 4:53 later, brought Brown to within 5-4 with 5:02 left in the half, but the Crimson closed the half with four straight goals to break open the game.
Harvard went up 10-4 just 3:18 into the second half, but freshman Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) brought Brown to within five just 2:17 later. DeTolla and Staley scored back-to-back goals 45 seconds apart, bringing Brown to within three (10-7) with 16:01 remaining in the game, but the Bears could get no closer as Harvard would tack on two more goals before the final whistle.
Sophomore goalie Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded a career-high 21 saves in the loss, including 12 in the first half.
The Bears return to action on Saturday, April 30, when they host #14 Princeton at 1:00 p.m. The game is the final home game of the season.