Georgia McGillivray and the Crimson will look to hand the Huskies' their first loss (photo courtesy David Silverman).
The Harvard field hockey team makes its second trip in five days to the Nutmeg State as it visits No. 5 Connecticut Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
Last Time Out
Sophomore Carly Dickson recorded a goal and an assist, but Yale withstood the Crimson's three unanswered goals in the second half to hang on for a 4-3 win in the Ivy League opener for both teams Saturday afternoon in New Haven, Conn.
Ashley McCauley scored three of Yale's four first-half goals. Senior Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon and junior Chloe Keating also scored for the Crimson. Freshman Cynthia Tassopoulos made eight saves in the Harvard goal.
Chloe Keating has scored in each of Harvard's four games and leads the Crimson (3-1) with six goals and 16 points. She and Carly Dickson share the team lead with four assists. Emma Keller has netted four goals, and five other players have tallied once each.
The Crimson has outshot its opponents, 60-43, and has earned 32 penalty corners to its opponents' 21. Cynthia Tassopoulos has a save percentage of .680 and a 2.00 goals-against average.
Harvard has outscored its opponents, 8-2, in the second half of games this season despite holding a slim 26-23 shots advantage. The Crimson has held a 34-20 edge in first-half shots, but has only outscored its foes by a 7-6 tally.
Scouting the Huskies
UConn (7-0) continued its unbeaten start Saturday with a 4-0 win at Providence in its Big East opener. Loren Sherer scored three times, including two goals 16 seconds apart, in the victory. She is the Huskies' top offensive threat, having already totaled 11 goals, seven assists and 29 points in seven games. Ali Blankmeyer ranks second on the squad with seven goals and 15 points, while Allison Angulo has five assists.
Andrea Mainiero has handled the bulk of the goalkeeping duties. She has stopped 80 percent of the shots to come her way with a goals-against average of 0.88.
The Crimson plays its first Ivy League home game Saturday against Penn. The action begins at noon.