Home Schedule Starts Sunday with Lafayette for Harvard Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Fresh off a season-opening win at Holy Cross, the Harvard field hockey team begins its 2011 home slate by facing Lafayette for just the second time Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jordan Field.
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Last Time Out
Harvard got goals from four different players and a four-save shutout by Cynthia Tassopoulos in Friday's 4-0 defeat of the Crusaders. Georgia McGillivray, Rachael Rosenfeld, Sydney Jenkins and Bridget McGillivray scored for the Crimson, which owned advantages of 18-6 in shots and 13-4 in penalty corners.
Game highlights and a postgame interview with Georgia McGillivray are available here.
The goals by Sydney Jenkins and Bridget McGillivray Friday were the first of each player's collegiate career. Noel Painter also registered her first collegiate point with an assist on Georgia McGillivray's goal. Jenkins and Painter were among eight Harvard players making their collegiate debut.
The McGillivray sisters became the first sisters to score for Harvard in the same game since Kate McDavitt '04 scored two goals and Jennifer McDavitt '06 notched one in a 6-0 win Oct. 12, 2003 at Cornell.
Cynthia Tassopoulos recorded her third career shutout against the Crusaders. The goalie is one of three returning All-Ivy League honorees on the Crimson. She is joined by senior captains Carly Dickson and Georgia McGillivray. Dickson and Tassopoulos were named to the All-Ivy second team, while McGillivray garnered honorable mention. Dickson was also a second-team All‑Northeast Region pick.
The only previous meeting between the Crimson and Leopards was a 1-0 Lafayette win in the 1990 ECAC tournament.
Scouting the Leopards
Lafayette is playing its second straight game on Jordan Field. The Leopards suffered a season‑opening 3-1 loss to Northeastern Saturday. Aimee Smith gave Lafayette a first-half lead, but the Huskies answered before halftime. The Leopards outshot NU by an 8-7 count in the second half, but Northeastern had the only two goals of the period. For the game, the Huskies held edges of 19-13 in shots and 11-8 in penalty corners. Mara Kish made five saves.