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Keating’s Second Goal Carries Harvard Past Brown in OT

CAMBRIDGE,  Mass.-Junior Chloe Keating scored her second goal of the game in overtime to lift the Harvard women's field hockey team to its first Ivy League win, 4-3 against Brown Saturday afternoon at rain-soaked Jordan Field.

Keating added an assist, and Harvard (4-4, 1-2 Ivy League) also got goals from sophomores Carly Dickson and Allie Kimmel. Keating scored at the 71:28 mark, less than two minutes into overtime. She collected a pass ahead from Dickson, outran and slipped by a defender and then came back to the right side to shoot past Brown goalie Caroline Washburn. Cynthia Tassopoulos made four saves for the win, as the Crimson outshot the Bears (3-6, 0-3), 21-13. Washburn made nine saves.

The Crimson took the lead about eight minutes into the game. Instead of shooting on a penalty corner, sophomore Georgia McGillivray slid the ball to her left, to Dickson. The sophomore sent a shot from the top of the circle through traffic and past Washburn. The Brown goalie, however, stopped Dickson on a penalty stroke shortly thereafter. Brown got an equalizer at 27:34, following a corner. Katie Hyland faked a shot off stopper Michaela Saigo's pass, and Whitney Knowlton banged in a shot from the left. Harvard answered just 21 seconds later. Keating got the ball in the circle, turned a found Kimmel on the left post for the finish.

Keating made it 3-1 in the game's 46th minute, beating Washburn after a pass from senior Kristin Bannon left her all alone on the left side of the circle. This time it was Brown answering after barely a minute. After inserting a corner, Leslie Springmeyer deflected Elara Mosquera's shot from the left side. The Bears tied the game again with less than 11 minutes remaining, when Kelley Harrison centered a pass from the right end line to Abigail Taft in front for the score. Brown had earlier gotten a chance to tie, but Tacy Zysk had her first shot stopped by Tassopoulos and her second denied on a defensive save by Harvard freshman Molly Stansik.