MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s lacrosse team fell to Harvard by an 18-7 score on Sunday afternoon at SMC Recreation Field. Rachel Minarovich tied a single-game SMC school record with 11 draw controls in the match.
Seven different Gaels scored goals including Jaclyn Biggers, Krista Morgan, Anne Neuweiler, Anna Turpit, Allie DeBruhl, Meagan Bennett and Molly Kuptz. Biggers, Morgan and Neuweiler also had assists.
Harvard was led by Megan Nennessey with five goals and Marisa Romero with four goals.
For the Gaels in goal, Sydney Pinello faced 47 shots by the Crimson, making 18 saves.
Saint Mary’s was outshot 47-20 and Harvard led in ground balls 19-11. Saint Mary’s held a 16-11 edge in draw controls and committed just 22 fouls, compared to 44 by the Crimson.
In the first half, Harvard scored the first three goals of the game before Biggers got the Gaels on the board at the 21:24 mark. SMC pulled within 5-2 after Bennett scored at the 11:49 mark. SMC would go on to trail by an 11-4 score at the break.
In the second half, Neuweiler, Morgan and Turpit scored for the Gaels.
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Sunday, March 2nd when it hosts San Diego State at 1:00 p.m.