W. Lax Still Winless in Ivies

The Harvard women's lacrosse team picked up its fifth Ivy League loss 10-6 against No. 10 Dartmouth last night on Scully-Fahey field.

Harvard (5-6, 0-5 Ivy) started out evenly with the Big Green (10-1, 5-1), but an offensive outburst in the second half led Dartmouth to the win.

"We stayed with [Dartmouth] well in the first half," said co-captain Alli Harper.


The Big Green took the first lead off of a goal from junior Allison Moulin at 23:34. Harvard retaliated with goals from sophomore Katie Shaughnessy and senior Lauren Corkery. But a Dartmouth goal two minutes later and another just 30 seconds before halftime gave the Big Green a 3-2 lead at the half.

Dartmouth carried its momentum into the second period of the game, with junior Jen Newitt scoring at 28:54. Fellow junior Amy Frazier added to the Big Green's lead just 20 seconds later with a tally off of a pass from freshman Lana Smith. Newitt added another tally at 23:36 to give Dartmouth a 6-2 advantage.

"Our transition defense wasn't strong," said co-captain Meghan Austin. "Dartmouth did a really good job of holding possession of the ball. When we did get the ball, we turned it over. [Dartmouth] possessed the ball for about three quarters of the game."

Harper broke up the Dartmouth run with an unassisted goal at 21:57. But that was the Crimson's only break in the Dartmouth string of goals.

"Overall, our defense did a really good job in the game," Austin said. "We had a lapse in the second half. That's something that we've been struggling with lately."

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