Women's Lacrosse Stifles Villanova in 16-5 Win at Jordan Field

Harvard earned a 16-5 win over Villanova to improve to 3-3 on the season. (Gil Talbot)
Harvard earned a 16-5 win over Villanova to improve to 3-3 on the season. (Gil Talbot)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Hannah Keating and junior Tessa Queri each had four goals, and junior Madison Conklin and sophomore Grace Hulslander added hat tricks to help Harvard women's lacrosse (3-3) earn a 16-5 win over Villanova (2-5) at Jordan Field on Saturday afternoon (March 7).

The Crimson outshot Villanova, 36-23, on the afternoon, held a 14-8 margin on draw controls, and corralled 16 ground balls on the afternoon.

Harvard trailed 3-2 with 10:00 to play in the first half before a 5-0 run to end the frame helped the Crimson pull ahead for good.

Hulslander scored twice in a row, with her free position bounce shot with 5:01 to go in the half giving Harvard the 4-3 lead. Another free position goal by Conklin at 3:15 made it a two-goal margin.

Then Queri scored twice in the final :21 of the half to give Harvard a 7-3 lead at the break.

Harvard held Villanova in check in the second half, as the Wildcats did not score in the final 16:46 of the game, while the Crimson went on a 6-0 run to close out the contest.

During the run, Conklin scored twice in a row at 15:08 and 12:38, Queri completed her four-goal afternoon off a feed from Charlotte Clark (goal, three assists) at the 10:00 mark, and Keating scored three straight goals at 7:37 (man-up), 3:50, and :50 to round out the scoring for the Crimson.

Game Notes
- Junior Tessa Queri recorded a career high five points (four goals, assist) and matched her season and career high with four goals on the afternoon.
- Senior Hannah Keating notched a season high four goals, and has seven in her last two games. Keating and Queri have recorded a goal in every game this season for Harvard.
- Hulslander had a team-high six draw controls, while sophomore Shea Jenkins added two caused turnovers.
- Junior goalkeeper Grace Rotondo made eight saves and recorded a season-high save percentage of 61.5% on the day.