Crimson Welcomes Wolverines Saturday
Goodman-Bacon will lead her team against her hometown team (photo courtesy DSPics.com).
Seeking its second home win in as many Saturdays, Harvard takes on six-time Big Ten Conference champion Michigan at noon at Jordan Field.
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Last Time Out
Cynthia Tassopoulos made 12 saves and the Crimson held No. 10 Massachusetts without a goal from the field, but the Minutewomen rode a first-half penalty stroke to a 1-0 win Tuesday at Jordan. Tassopoulos made four saves in the first half and eight in the second before UMass stopped a last-second shot by co-captain Kristin Bannon to hang on.
Harvard (4-5) owns a 2-2 record at Jordan Field this season. Opponents hold a slim 10-9 edge in goals in those games, but the Crimson has outshot its visitors, 64-52, and owns a 26-19 advantage in penalty corners in home games.
Chloe Keating leads Harvard with eight goals, five assists and 21 points, while Emma Keller ranks second with four goals and nine points. Carly Dickson is Harvard's second-leading setup player with four assists. She is tied with Allie Kimmel (three goals, two assists) for third on the team in scoring with eight points. Cynthia Tassopoulos owns a .711 save percentage.
Facing Their Hometown Team
Two Harvard players hail from Ann Arbor, Mich., home of the Michigan campus. Co-captain Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon and Molly Stansik helped lead Ann Arbor Pioneer High School to five state championships in a six-year span.
The Crimson and Wolverines have met just twice previously, Oct. 7, 2001 and Oct. 3, 2004 in Ann Arbor. Michigan prevailed in both meetings, 2-1 in overtime in 2001 and 4-2 three years later.
Scouting the Wolverines
Michigan (5-7) has won its last three games. Six of the Wolverines' seven losses have come against ranked opponents, including a 5-1 loss to No. 5 Connecticut, their only common foe with Harvard thus far. Reigning Big Ten Player of the Week Meredith Way leads U-M with 10 goals and 20 points. Katie Adams has a team-high five assists. Christi Barwick has started the last two games in goal and owns a save percentage of .818 and goals-against average of 0.77.
Harvard concludes a four-game homestand and a stretch of three straight non-league home games when it welcomes Boston University Wednesday at 6 p.m.