Leopards Suffer Setback at No. 16 Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lafayette field hockey team dropped an afternoon contest to No. 16 Harvard by a final score of 6-1. Sophomore Caroline Turnbull scored the Leopards’ lone goal of the contest.
The Maroon and White opened the scoring for the contest, getting on the board in the 24th minute. After earning a penalty corner, Turnbull would see her first effort turned away by Olivia Startup. The sophomore collected her own rebound and made no mistake on her second attempt, caging her third goal of the season to give the Leopards a one goal lead.
Harvard would answer with its first goal two minutes later, utilizing a penalty corner to level the game. The Crimson added two more before the end of the half to open a 3-1 lead.
The second half saw the momentum stay with the home team, as the Crimson were able to tack on three more in the closing period.
Harvard outshot the Leopards 19-5, while also holding an 8-3 lead in penalty corners. Sarah Park made three saves on the afternoon.
The Maroon and White are back in action next Sunday, Oct. 1, as they hit the road to tangle with No. 5 Delaware at 1 p.m.