Women's Soccer to Face Cornell at Ohiri Saturday

Women's Soccer to Face Cornell at Ohiri Saturday

Senior defender Katherine Kuzma and the Crimson are 1-1-0 in the Ivy League this fall (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

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Ivy League Standings
Vote Katherine Sheeleigh for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

The Game:
Harvard looks to climb the Ivy League standings with a victory over Cornell. Crimson has won back-to-back games including its first Ivy League victory of the season against archrival Yale Oct. 2.

Follow From Home:
Live statistics will be available for Saturday's home game against Cornell.

About Harvard:
The Crimson stands fourth in the Ivy League with a 1-1-0 record and has won their last two home games by a combined score of 4-2.

Katherine Sheeleigh (5-4-14) leads the team with 14 points. She is now 6th all time in Harvard history with 68 points and sixth in goals scored with 27.  With five goals on the season, Sheeleigh is tied with Melanie Baskind for the team lead.  Peyton Johnson, Alexandr Conigliaro, Elizabeth Weisman, and Patricia Yau have all scored once this season. 

Goalkeepers Alexandra Millet (1-2-1) and Jessica Wright (3-2-0) split time in net. Millet has started four games with a 1.76 goals against average and 17 saves. Since starting against BU, freshman goalkeeper Jessica Wright has been the starting goalie the past five games. With a goals against average of 2.10 and 29 saves this season, she has won  the past two games. 

About Cornell:
The Big Red is hoping to improve on a 0-2 start in the Ivy League standings. Cornell leads the conference with 18 goals scored.

Brook Chang has a team-best nine points and  four goals, while. Maneesha Chitanuis, Caedren Harvey, Megan Crowell, and Mary Keroack all have multiple goals. Rachael Nichols, Annmarie Irwin, Sidra Bonner, and Kristina Jackson have all scored on the season.

Goalkeepers Kelly Murphy (4-1-0) and Megan Barlett (1-4-0) share time at net. Kelly Murphy is having a fantastic year with a goals against average of 0.62 with 19 saves and two shutouts. Megan Barlett has allowed nine goals this season and has a goals against average of 1.80, along with 28 saves and one shutout.

Katherine Sheeleigh has been named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence..  Fans can vote for Sheeleigh online here until Nov. 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner. The winner will be announced at the Women's College Cup in December.

A History Lesson:
Harvard has played Cornell annually since 1980 defeating the Big Red in the inaugural game, 5-0, at home. The Crimson leads the all time series 20-3-6. Harvard has shut out the Cornell 16 times, with 11 of those shutouts coming at home.        

Keeping The Streak Alive:
The Crimson has not lost to Cornell since 1993, a span of sixteen years. The Crimson has not dropped a game at home to the Big Red since  the 1988 campaign.

The Meg Berte Owen '94 Memorial Award:
The Harvard team is wearing black arm bands in memory of former Harvard Captain Meg Berte Owen. Meg, captain of the 1993 team, passed away from lung disease brought on from an earlier battle with Hodgkin's Lymphomia. Meg's teamates, together with family and friends, have raised close to $40,000 to endow The Meg Berte Owen '94 Memorial Award, which will be given annually to the soccer player that best examplifies Meg's leadership, work ethic, passion, courage, and sheer determination both on and off the playing field.

Coming Up:
The Crimson visits Brown Saturday Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.