Women's Soccer Set to Host Columbia for Senior Day
Harvard's six seniors have helped the Crimson to 36 wins and two Ivy League titles during their careers (Harvard Athletic Communications).
Harvard hosts Columbia in the final home game of the regular season. The Crimson heads into the game looking to grab its fourth conference win of the season, while the Lions are 3-2-1 in Ancient Eight contests this fall.
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Thank You Seniors!
Prior to the game, Harvard will honor its six senior student-athletes: Kerry Kartsonis, Caroline Kutler, Katherine Kuzma, Katherine Sheeleigh, Katherine Thurber and Gina Wideroff. These players have helped Harvard to 36 wins over their careers and guided the Crimson back-to-back Ivy League titles in 2008 and 2009, reaching the NCAA tournament in both of those seasons.
The Crimson enters the final week of the regular season fifth in the Ivy League with a 3-3 conference record and nine points. Harvard is coming off a 3-2 loss at Dartmouth Oct. 30, as Katherine Sheeleigh and Aisha Price netted goals for the Crimson.
Sheeleigh (8-6-22) leads the team with 22 points and eight goals. Melanie Baskind (7-3-17) and Alexandra Conigliaro (4-4-12), who had two assists at Dartmouth, rank second and third, respectively, on the Crimson in scoring.
Goalkeepers Alexandra Millet (2-5-1) and Jessica Wright (5-2-0) have both seen significant time in net for Harvard. Millet, who has two shutouts, boasts a 1.64 goals-against average and 29 saves, while Wright has earned one clean sheet, to go along with a 1.60 goals-against mark and 34 saves.
The Lions have dropped their last two games by 2-1 scores to Dartmouth and Yale and now sit tied for third with the Big Green in the Ancient Eight with a 3-2-1 mark and 10 points. Columbia has outscored its opponents, 24-12, this season.
With seven goals and 14 points, Ashlin Yahr is Columbia's scoring leader, while Kelly Hostetler is second with 11 points, while handing out a team-best seven assists. Chelsea Ryan (2-4-8) and Beverly Leon (2-4-8) are tie for third in scoring.
Goalkeeper Lillian Klein has started 15 of Columbia's 16 games and stands 8-4-3 with seven shutouts. She allows only 0.76 goals per game and boasts a .852 save percentage with 69 saves.
A History Lesson:
Harvard owns a 20-3-1 series lead against Columbia and has won the last two games between the conference rivals.
Climbing The Charts:
With her 22 points this fall, Katherine Sheeleigh has moved to sixth on Harvard's all-time scoring list with 76 points. She is also fifth with 30 career goals. Melanie Baskind now stands 11th with 50 career points and 12th with 17 goals.
Katherine Sheeleigh -- All CLASS:
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 until Nov. 14 at SeniorCLASSAward.com. 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.