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Minutewomen Drop Third Straight Game in Decent Showing Against Harvard

The Massachusetts Minutewomen (1-3, 0-0 A-10) dropped their third straight game against the Harvard Crimson (3-1, 0-0 Ivy League) 78-57 on Thursday night. UMass was trailing by single digits at one point but unfortunately could not take over the lead.

Each of the eight players who played for the Minutewomen Thursday night scored at least 3 points in at least 12 minutes of playing time. Kristin Williams had 16 points to lead UMass in scoring, and Stefanie Kulesza had her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jermany Mapp and Dallas Pierce both had 6 points on the night, Lilly Ferguson had 5 points, Lilly Taulelei and Tori Hyduke had 4 points, and Bre Bellamy had 3 points to round out the rest of the Minutewomen scoring.

Coach Leflar decided to start Williams over Ferguson as Williams has had good practices the past few days. UMass had two very strong quarters in the second and third quarters to get it within 10 to start the fourth quarter, but Harvard was able to put it away. Hyduke was dealing with leg cramps in the second half, but is okay and should be available to play on Sunday.

The Minutewomen travel to New Jersey to Face the Monmouth Hawks (1-2, 0-0 CAA) on Sunday at 2pm. This will be the first time these teams are playing against each other. You can stream the game on FloHoops and listen to it on WMUA Sports.

Featured Image: Chris Tucci, UMass Athletics

Kaily “KG” Godek is a current student at Western New England University (WNE). She has been a supporter of UMass Athletics for over 15 years. Kaily focuses on both UMass Basketball teams and occasionally on the other Women’s Basketball teams in the conference. While writing for A10 Talk, she works in the athletic department at WNE. When she graduates from WNE she wants to go into Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. You can follow Kaily on X, formerly known as Twitter, @kgumass23.