Women's Lacrosse Defeats Harvard, 9-5
March 9, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Lydia Robinson (Summit, N.J.) scored a career-high four goals to lead the University of Massachusetts to a 9-5 victory over Harvard in women's lacrosse action this afternoon at Richard F. Garber Field. The Minutewomen improve to 3-0 overall on the season, while the Crimson fall to 0-1 overall.
Harvard's Elaine Belitsos opened the scoring at the 23:50 mark of the first half with a free position goal. Robinson tied the game for UMass at the 12:25 mark, but Harvard took a 2-1 lead only three minutes later when Jen Brooks scored on a feed from Leslie Moroz. Junior Kelli Kurtz (Schwenksville, Pa.) scored an unassisted goal with 37 seconds remaining in the half to tie the game 2-2.
Five minutes into the second half, Harvard jumped out to a 3-2 lead when Erin Kutner scored an unassisted goal. The Minutewomen tallied four straight goals to take a 6-3 lead with 20:24 remaining in the game. Robinson tallied two goals, while sophomore Hope Zelinger (Ellicott City, Md.) and junior Lori Kain (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) each chipped in a goal during the scoring stretch.
Zelinger scored two goals late in the game, she finished with three on the day. Robinson also scored again for the Minutewomen, she had four goals in the game and currently leads the Minutewomen with nine goals on the season.
Junior Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) made 14 saves in the cage for the Minutewomen, while Laura Mancini made five saves for Harvard. Massachusetts returns to action on Thursday, March 14, when it takes on New Hampshire at Richard F. Garber Field. The game is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
1st 2nd Final Record
GOALS - HU, Erin Kutner, Jen Brooks, Elaine Belitsos, Katie Shaughnessy, Katie O'Brien, UM, Lydia Robinson 4, Hope Zelinger 3, Lori Kain 1, Kelli Kurtz 1. ASSISTS - HU, Leslie Moroz, UM, Kelli Kurtz, Jada Emery, Leslie Pollack SHOTS - HU, 19. UM, 20. DRAW CONTROLS - HU, 9, UM, 5. FREE POSITIONS - HU, 1 for 5, UM, 2 for 6. SAVES - HU, Laura Mancini 5, UM, Cyndi Doyle 14.