Kristin Bannon and the Crimson look for their third straight Ivy win (photo courtesy Dave Silverman).
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The Harvard field hockey team looks to notch its third straight win in Ivy play, hand Ivy League rival Princeton its first league loss and keep the Tigers from closing in on the Ivy title as the teams meet Saturday at noon on Jordan Field.
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Last Time Out
Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon scored the only goal of the game to lift the Crimson past Cornell Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y. Carly Dickson picked up the assist after passing the ball to the right post for Goodman-Bacon to tip in. Cynthia Tassopoulos made eight saves, four in each half, and earned the first shutout of her career.
Three of Harvard’s four Ivy League games have been decided by a single goal, including an overtime win on a Chloe Keating goal Oct. 3 against Brown and last week’s 1-0 victory.
Cynthia Tassopoulos was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Oct. 13 and followed her award-winning performance with an even better week that included 12 saves against Boston University and a road shutout of Cornell. Tassopoulos began the week ranked ninth nationally with 8.25 saves per game. She owns a .744 save percentage and, and her next save will be the 100th of her season and her career.
On the other end, Chloe Keating leads Harvard with eight goals and 21 points. Her five assists are good for a share of the team lead alongside Carly Dickson. Emma Keller and Allie Kimmel have scored four goals each.
Scouting the Tigers
After dropping a game to No. 1 Maryland, Princeton bounced back to beat American, 3-2, and Brown, 5-1, in its last two contests. The Tigers’ offense is led by Kathleen Sharkey, who has 13 goals on the season. She and teammate Katie Reinprecht each have eight assists. In goal, Jennifer King boasts a 1.24 goals-against average and .745 save percentage. Princeton needs a win and a Yale loss tomorrow at Penn to clinch a share of the Ivy League championship.
Around the League
Today’s other two Ivy League games, both starting at noon, pit New England schools against New York schools as Brown visits Cornell and Dartmouth plays host to Columbia.
The Crimson travels to Atlantic Coast Conference member Boston College Wednesday for a crosstown, non-league matchup.