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Crimson Closes Out 2009 Home Schedule

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Game On
The Harvard field hockey team closes its 2009 home schedule with a non-conference game against New Hampshire Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Jordan Field.

Last Time Out
Despite a second-half rally by the Crimson, Dartmouth held on to win, 5-3, Saturday at Jordan Field. Carly Dickson had five shots in the game, resulting in one goal and one assist. Emma Keller and Katelin Wahl each added a goal while Kristin Bannon notched an assist from a corner insertion. Cynthia Tassopoulos made eight saves and Pilar Curtis added a defensive save.

Crimson Capsule
With an average of 8.8 saves per game, Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks seventh nationally. She owns a .698 save percentage. Chloe Keating leads Harvard with 23 points, nine goals and five assists, while Carly Dickson is the team’s second-leading scorer with 14 points. She ranks first on the team in assists with six on the year. Emma Keller has five goals.

History Lesson
A 3-2 win last season gave New Hapmshire a 13-12-1 edge in the all-time series with Harvard. Chloe Keating had an assist in the game and the Crimson held a 7-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Scouting the Wildcats
New Hampshire defeated No. 16 Albany on Saturday after goals from Leah Boody and
Whitney Frates. Katherine Nagengast had seven saves while allowing only one goal off 10 Great Dane corners. Meg Shea leads the Wildcats with 50 points off 21 goals and eight assists. She is just the second UNH player to record 50 points in a season. The Wildcats have won six of their last seven games, including two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

Coming Attractions
Harvard wraps up the season on Friday with a 3 p.m. contest at Ivy League opponent Columbia.