The Crimson seeks its second win in three games against in-state opponents this season (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard field hockey team plays its final non-league game of the season as it welcomes local rival No. 13 Boston College for a midweek, crosstown matchup Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jordan Field.
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Admission to Harvard home field hockey games is free, but fans who cannot make it to Jordan Field can follow the action online. Harvard's GameCentral portal features live video with a single-game or season subscription, while GoCrimson.com offers free live statistics.
Last Time Out
Fifth-ranked Princeton scored twice in the final five minutes of the first half and once in the second to pull away to a 4-0 win against the visiting Crimson Saturday. Harvard's Cynthia Tassopoulos made eight of her 11 saves in the first half, and Pilar Curtis added a defensive save.
Chloe Keating leads the Crimson with 15 points, five goals and five assists. Emma Keller has recorded four goals and nine points, while Carly Dickson has logged four assists and eight points.
Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks 14th nationally with 6.93 saves per game and 29th with a .735 save percentage. Those numbers rank second among Ivy League goalies.
To the Final Whistle
The Crimson has applied late-game offensive pressure in each of the last three games, totaling 11 penalty corners after its opponents' final corners of the game. Harvard earned five corners in the last fiive minutes against Cornell and three each after the final corners for California and Princeton.
BC owns a 16-12-1 all-time record against Harvard, and has won the last six meetings since a 2-1 Crimson victory in 2003.
Last season in Newton, Mass., the Eagles posted a 9-1 win on the strength of five goals from then-senior Chelsey Feole. Chloe Keating scored for the Crimson, while Cynthia Tassopoulos made 10 saves. Kristen Stigas and Nicole Barry made two saves each for BC, and Emily Kozniuk added three assists.
Scouting the Eagles
Boston College is looking to rebound from a 3-2 loss Sunday at No. 8 Syracuse. Prior to that game, the Eagles had won consecutive one-goal games against Yale, Northeastern and New Hampshire since falling, 3-0, to top-ranked North Carolina.
Janna Anctil leads BC with eight goals and 20 points, while Emily Kozniuk has six goals and a team-high six assists for 18 points. Kristen Stigas has started every game and owns a 1.46 goals-against average and .720 save percentage.