Bannon (left) and Goodman-Bacon have two road games remaining after Saturday's tilt (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The Harvard field hockey team celebrates Senior Day as it hosts its final Ivy League home game of the season Saturday against Dartmouth. The game begins at 1 p.m.
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Saturday’s game is the final Ivy League home contest for senior co-captains Kristin Bannon and Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon, who will be honored before the game. Bannon has started each of the last three years in the Crimson midfield while playing a key role inserting penalty corners. Goodman-Bacon has been a four-year starter, contributing at midfield and back.
Last Time Out
No. 9 Boston College scored three goals in less than three minutes to take control of Wednesday’s crosstown, interleague matchup against Harvard. Chloe Keating scored the Crimson’s goal on a deflection of a Georgia McGillivray shot, and Cynthia Tassopoulos made 10 saves. Pilar Mayora made her team-leading fourth defensive save in the first half.
Chloe Keating’s goal against the Eagles was her team-leading ninth of the season. She also paces the Crimson with 23 points and shares with Carly Dickson the team lead with five assists. Keating also leads Harvard (5-9, 2-3 Ivy League) with three goals in league play. Dickson, Allie Kimmel and Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon have scored two goals each against Ancient Eight opponents.
Harvard limited Dartmouth to just one penalty corner, but a late penalty stroke by the Big Green’s Chelsea Dodds was the lone goal in last year’s meeting. The Crimson had won the previous two meetings.
Scouting the Big Green
Samantha McPherson and Kelly Hood each scored twice in a 6-3 win Wednesday at
Massachusetts. The Big Green (8-7, 3-2) has Ivy wins against Brown, Penn and Columbia and has suffered league losses to Princeton and Yale. Hood leads the team with 16 goals and 40 points.
Around the League
This week’s Ivy League contests are spread throughout the weekend. Cornell plays at Princeton Friday evening, Penn visits Brown Saturday, and Yale travels to Columbia Sunday.
Harvard completes its home schedule Tuesday against New Hampshire. The matchup is a
makeup date for the postponed game originally scheduled for Sept. 16.