Comeback Effort For Women's Lacrosse Falls Just Short in 9-7 Loss at No. 18 Colorado

Katie Muldoon had two assists in Harvard's 9-7 loss at No. 18 Colorado.
Katie Muldoon had two assists in Harvard's 9-7 loss at No. 18 Colorado.

BOULDER, CO – Hannah Keating had three goals, and Tessa Queri added two goals and an assist, but a comeback effort for Harvard women's lacrosse (1-1) fell just short at No. 18 Colorado in a 9-7 loss on Friday (Feb. 21) afternoon.

Grace Hulslander had a goal, three ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers to fill the stat sheet, and Grace Rotondo made 12 saves in net for Harvard.

Queri and Keating scored first half goals for the Crimson, which trailed 7-2 at the break. But Harvard was the better team in the second half, clamping down defensively while scoring twice in the opening ten minutes of the frame to cut into the Colorado lead. Charlotte Clark's goal at 15:50 made it an 8-5 game.

After Colorado answered at the 10:05 mark, a free position goal by Hulslander at 8:11, followed by Keating's third goal of the day at 5:08 made it a two-goal game. But Harvard would not get any closer.

Shots were nearly even on the day, with Colorado holding a 27-25 edge. Harvard had a 19-18 margin on ground balls, and a 14-13 edge on caused turnovers.

Game Notes
- Senior Hannah Keating had a team-high six shots on goal and has four goals in two games to start the year.
- Junior goalie Grace Rotondo made 12 saves, nearing her career high of 15 set last year.