Keating has scored a league-high four goals (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior forward Chloe Keating of the Harvard field hockey team has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after leading the Crimson to a pair of wins—and its highest two-game scoring output since 2003—during the season’s opening weekend.
Keating registered nine points on four goals, including her first career hat trick, and an assist during the weekend. She registered a goal and an assist in a 6-1 opening win against Holy Cross Saturday and added three goals in a 5-2 defeat of Bryant Monday.
Despite the lopsided final scores in both games, Keating scored pivotal goals in both contests. Each game entered halftime tied at 1-1 before Keating scored the go-ahead goal for the Crimson early in the second half. She also had a hand in the first goal in the opening minutes of each game.
Keating led Harvard to its highest two-game goal total since posting consecutive wins against New Hampshire, 6-1, and Providence, 7-0, in 2003. The last time the Crimson netted 11 goals in the first two games of the season was 1999, when Harvard opened with a 9-1 defeat of Vermont and a 2-1 win at Rhode Island.