March 1, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Caroline Simmons scored four goals and had one assist to lead the Harvard women's lacrosse team past Holy Cross Thursday in non-conference action at Hart Astro Turf. With the loss the Crusaders drop to 1-2 on the season while the Crimson record their first win of the season.
Senior Patricia Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and freshman Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored four goals each for Holy Cross. Juniors Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) and Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.) contributed two apiece while junior Kaitlin Nangle (Skaneateles, N.Y.) added one goal. Junior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.) had two assists and freshman Kaite Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) recorded her first two collegiate assists while Corkum added one.
Harvard scored a goal just 6:21 into the game, but Holy Cross came back with the next two goals by Corkum and Bolduc. Archambault assisted Corkum while Corkum served her third assist of the year to Bolduc. Crimson scored one more to knot the game at two before the Crusaders put away four goals in the next seven minutes (6-2). Sutton scored two of the four goals while freshman Fenton scored her fourth goal of the season and junior Nangle scored her first. Both teams scored one more before Harvard went on a five goal streak to go into half time with a one point advantage (8-7).
Holy Cross came into the second half on fire as Fenton, Sutton and Corkum put away the first three goals of the half for the Crusaders to go ahead 10-8. The two teams traded the next four goals with Fenton and Sutton putting them away for the Crusaders (12-10). Harvard tied up the game again at 12 with more than 15 minutes remaining in the game. Both teams scored again in the next few minutes to keep the game tied (13-13). There were no goals scored for the next 12 minutes and 45 seconds as the game remained tied until Harvard scored with seven seconds left to win the game by one 14-13.
Senior goalkeeper Megan Orr (Wilton, Conn.) had 14 saves on 35 shots while Katherine Martino had 11 saves on 36 shots and recorded the win for Harvard.
The Crusaders travel to Florida Tuesday to play Robert Morris at 11:00 a.m.