Harvard Returns Home to Face Brown Saturday at Ohiri

Harvard Returns Home to Face Brown Saturday at Ohiri

Pictured: Lauren Mann has recorded two shutouts this season.
Photo Courtesy: Dave Silverman

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The Game:

The Crimson looks to remain unbeaten in Ivy League action as the team hosts Brown at Ohiri Field. Harvard has won four straight games, while the Bears has earned victories in two of their last three contests.

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

Series History:
Harvard and Brown have played 39 times, with the Crimson holding a slight, 19-7-3, advantage in the series which began in 1977. Last season, Harvard earned a 3-0 win at Brown on Oct. 18, 2008.

About Harvard:
Last time out, the Crimson collected its second Ivy League victory of the season, as the team topped Cornell, 2-0, in a road game last Saturday. Taryn Kurcz scored the game-winning goal and Katherine Sheeleigh added another Harvard tally, while Lauren Mann made two saves between the pipes.

After notching three goals in two games last week, Sheeleigh paces the team with 13 points on five goals and three assists. Melanie Baskind and Alexandra Conigliaro are tied for the Harvard lead with four assists each, while Lizzy Nichols, Christina Hagner and
Caroline Albanese have two goals apiece.

Mann has started every game in net and owns a 5-5-1 record with two shutouts. She boasts a 1.53 goals-against average and has stopped 44 of 61 shots faced for a .721 save percentage.

About Brown:

The Bears are coming off a 3-2 win at Rhode Island Wednesday. With the game tied, 2-2, Joyce Chun provided the game winner for Brown with 1:30 remaining in the second half. Brenna Hogue and Steffi Yellin each played a half in goal, with Hogue stopping three shots and Yelling saving two chances.

Chun leads the team in goals with three and is tied with Melissa Kim (two goals, two assists) for the lead in points with six. All three of Chun’s goals have gone for game-winning tallies. Hogue has started seven games in net and is 1-5 with one shutout and a 1.97 goals-against average. Yellin stands at 3-1 with two clean sheets and a goals-against mark of 1.25.

Honoring the 1999 Ivy League Champs:
The 1999 Harvard team, which captured the Ivy League title that season, will be honored during halftime of today’s game. This team recorded an astounding 14-2-1 overall record and a perfect 7-0-0 record in the Ivy League. The Crimson reached the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight season that year and enjoyed a 10 game winning streak entering the NCAA postseason.

Defense Wins Games:

Harvard has allowed only three goals in its last four games, while scoring 11 goals of its own during that stretch.

Comfort Zone:
The Crimson owns a 10-1-3 record in its last 14 home games, dating back to last season. Harvard is 4-1-1 on its home turf this fall.

Coming Up:

With four games remaining in the regular season, Harvard visits Yale Tuesday.