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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Harvard Hands Lacrosse Loss In Final Home Game

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/21/2012
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NEW YORK-The Columbia women's lacrosse team fell 10-3 to Harvard in the final home game of the season on Saturday, April 1 at Robert K. Kraft Field. Prior to the game, Columbia honored seniors Karlee Blank, Amanda Goodhart, Taylor Gattinella, and Jenny Schiff for their contributions to the women's lacrosse program.

In a celebration of its seniors on Senior Day, it was fitting that Gattinella added a score for the Lions, her 76th of her career. Junior Kacie Johnson assisted on two goals from sophomore Camille Richardson and first-year Katie Angulo, to led the team with two points. Despite the loss, first-year goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar netted a career-high 17 saves giving her a league leading 122 saves on the season.

Five different players scored for Harvard, including a game-high four goals from Danielle Tetreault. Tetreault sparked an early 2-0 Crimson lead with the first two scores of the game at 24:41. Richardson responded, off the Johnson assist, with her first goal of the season at 23:14 to put Columbia on the board. The Lions knotted the game at 2-2 following a goal from Gattinella midway through the first half at 15:56. With her third goal of the half, Tetreault put Harvard back up by a score at 12:42. After a tough first half defensive battle led by Dabbar with eight saves, Columbia trailed 3-2 at the break.

The second half belonged to the Crimson as they scored seven unanswered goals to jump out to a 10-2 lead with 9:08 remaining in the game. Tetretault added her fourth goal of the game along with a pair of goals from Chelsey Newman and Jenn VanderMeulen to pace the Crimson run. Angulo scored her seventh goal on the season at 7:22 for the Lions only score of the half, as Columbia fell 10-3.

In her final game at Robert K. Kraft field, Goodhart caused a game-high two turnovers. With 28 caused turnovers on the season, she ties the program season record set by Antionette Allen('00CC) in 1999. Gattinella reached an Ivy League record 160 career draw controls and posts a Columbia season record mark of 48. Columbia drops to 2-11,0-7 in the Ivy League with the loss.

The Lions return to action on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. as they travel to face ACC opponent Virginia Tech in the regular season finale.

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