Crimson Hosts Long Beach State Friday Afternoon

Crimson Hosts Long Beach State Friday Afternoon

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Albanese Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

The Game:

After picking up its first win of the season in a 1-0 victory over New Hampshire Tuesday at Ohiri Field, the Crimson concludes its two-game homestand against Long Beach State Friday afternoon.

Follow From Home:
Once again, live statistics will be available for all Harvard home games and most road contests this season.

Series History:
The 49ers have won the only meeting between the two school, as Long Beach State downed the Crimson, 3-0, in Long Beach, Calif. on Sept. 5, 2008.

About Harvard:
The Crimson is led offensively by Katherine Sheeleigh, who has a team-best three points on a goal and an assist. Last time out, Sheeleigh tallied the game’s only goal at 3:18 in Harvard’s 1-0 victory against New Hampshire. Caroline Albanese and Hana Taiji each have scored a goal this fall, while Gina Wideroff and Aisha Price have one assist each.

Between the pipes, Lauren Mann sports a 1.24 goals-against average and one shutout, giving her 14 for her career. She has stopped 12 of 16 shots faced for a .750 save percentage.

Harvard is outshooting opponents, 56-55, and have the edge in corner kicks, 17-12, through three games.

About Long Beach State:
The 49ers enter the weekend with a 2-2 record after downing No. 21 Missouri, 4-1, Tuesday. Long Beach State’s other victory this season came against Fresno State, 2-0, on Aug. 23.

Nicols Hubbard and Lindsay Bullock are tied for the team lead with two goals apiece, while Karina Camacho and Shawna Gordon have a goal and two assists to their credit. Opponents are outsoring the 49ers, 8-7, while shots are tied at 48-48.

In goal, Emily Kingsborough is 1-2 on the year with a 2.61 goals-against average and one shutout. Nicole Jorgensen has also seen significant time and is 1-0 with a 1.17 goals-against mark.

It’s Good to Be Home:
The Crimson is unbeaten in its last 10 home games dating back to last season. Harvard is 7-0-3 during that stretch, including 1-0-1 this year. Harvard tied San Diego State, 1-1, and defeated New Hampshire, 1-0, at Ohiri Field this fall. The team owns a 4-0-2 record against non-conference opponents during its current unbeaten streak at home.

Déjà vu:
For the second straight year, Katherine Sheeleigh scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 Harvard win over New Hampshire.

Honor Board:
After scoring a goal in Harvard’s 1-1 against against San Diego State, Caroline Albanese was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Coming Up:
The Crimson will hit the road for three straight contests away from Cambridge. Harvard visits Hofstra Sunday and will then battles Boston College and Boston University Sept. 18 and 20, respectively.