Women's Soccer Looks to Keep Pace in Ivy League Race, Visits Dartmouth Saturday
Senior defender Katherine Kuzma and the Crimson have won their last two games (Gil Talbot).
The Harvard women's soccer team has won its last two games, shutting out its opponents by a combined score of 5-0, and will travel to Dartmouth for a key Ivy League contest Saturday afternoon. Harvard sits tied for third with Princeton in the Ivy League with a 3-2-0 record with nine points, while the Big Green is 2-2-1 with five points, good for fifth in the conference.
Harvard stands 7-6-1 overall, while Dartmouth heads into the
weekend at 5-7-2. Columbia (9-3-3) and Penn (7-6-1) are tied
for first in the Ancient Eight with identical 3-1-1 records and 10
points with two games to go.
Follow From Home:
Live statistics will be available for Saturday's road game at Dartmouth. Live video will also be available with a subscription.
Katherine Sheeleigh and Melanie Baskind, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Week, are tied for the Crimson lead with seven goals apiece. Sheeleigh also paces the team with six assists and 20 points, while Baskind is second with three helpers and 17 points.
In the Crimson's 1-0 victory in double overtime against Quinnipiac Monday, Alexandra Conigliaro, who ranks third on the team with four goals and 10 points, netted the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute. Alexandra Millet and Jessica Wright combined for the shutout in net, as the Crimson completed the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 4-4-1 record.
Wright, who made two stops against the Bobcats, owns a 5-2-0 record on the year with one shutout, a 1.60 goals-against average and a .756 save percentage. Millet stands at 2-4-1 with two clean sheets, a 1.46 goals-against mark and a .716 save percentage.
Harvard is outscoring teams, 24-22, and outshooting them, 234-196. The Crimson also has a sizable advantage in corner kicks, 102-65, and has scored 12 goals in its four conference games, while allowing only seven.
The Big Green is 2-0-1 in its last three games and has won the last two against Vermont, 7-0, and Columbia, 2-1. Dartmouth is 2-3-1 at home this fall and is outscoring its opponents, 18-16, while trailing in corner kicks, 56-38.
With four goals and one assist, Peyton Tata leads the team with
nine points, followed by Marina Moschitto (4-0-8) with eight
points. Moschitto has netted two game-winning goals this
fall, while Tata and Chrissy Lozier (2-2-6) have one
Colleen Hogan has started all 14 games for Dartmouth in net and stands at 5-7-2 with four shutouts. She also boasts a .738 save percentage and a 1.15 goals-against average.
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.
Moving On Up:
With her 20 points this fall, Sheeleigh has moved to sixth on Harvard's all-time scoring list with 74 points. She is also stands fifth program history with 29 goals. Melanie Baskind is 11th in school history with 50 points and needs one goal to tie Karen Gudeman '98 and Alicia Carillo '85 for 10th in career tallies (18).
A History Lesson:
Harvard leads the all-time series with Dartmouth 16-13-3, with the first game being held in 1978, a 3-2 victory for the Crimson. After losing seven straight to the Big Green from 2000-2006, Harvard is 2-0-1 in the last three games with its Ivy League rival to the north. Last season, the Crimson emerged with a 2-1 victory at Ohiri Field on Oct. 31. Katherine Sheeleigh netted both Harvard goals, while Lauren Mann '10 made four saves.
Around the Ivy League:
In other conference matchups Saturday, Princeton visits Cornell at 4 p.m., Penn hosts Brown at 7 p.m., and Yale hosts Columbia for another 7 p.m. start.
Harvard will close out the regular season by hosting Columbia at Ohiri Field Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. The Crimson will also honor its six seniors (Kerry Kartsonis, Caroline Kutler, Katherine Kuzma, Katherine Sheeleigh, Katherine Thurber and Gina Wideroff) in a pre-game ceremony.