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Princeton’s jumping second half upends women’s lacrosse

Princetons jumping second half upends womens lacrosse

The No. 10 Princeton women’s lacrosse team fired off 20 second-half shots en route to a 14-8 win over the Crimson this past Saturday (April 15) at Jordan Field. Tied 5-5 at halftime, the Tigers exploded for nine goals in the second half (including four unanswered scores) to pull away from the hosts. Harvard falls to 3-9 overall with the loss (1-2 Ivy).

Sophomore midfielder Natalie Curtis scored five goals against the Tigers to earn the league’s Offensive Player of the Week nod. Curtis’ most recent effort marks the third time this season that she has managed to score five goals in a game.

Inaugural road race to benefit scholarship fund

Harvard Recreation announces the First Annual Paul Gilligan Memorial Road Race on May 6 at 9 a.m. This 4.2-mile run along the banks of the Charles honors the memory of Paul Gilligan, an active intramural participant, and raises money for a scholarship fund established in his name. There is no entrance fee; voluntary donations will be accepted the day of the race. Runners, walkers, and strollers are all welcome.

For more information or to register online, visit and click on the “Recreation” tab.

Underclassmen Kumar, Clayton help steer Crimson past Tigers

The Harvard men’s tennis team got by visiting Princeton, 4-3, this past Saturday (April 15) to collect its second-straight Ivy League victory. After dropping the doubles point, the Crimson (6-11; 2-2 Ivy) rallied with four victories in singles play – including a pair of two-set wins courtesy of Ashwin Kumar ’08 (6-4, 6-4) and Chris Clayton ’09 (6-1, 6-3) – to seal the match. Harvard will host Yale (10-7; 3-1 Ivy) on Friday (April 21) at 2 p.m.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks