September 3, 2011
Women's Soccer Welcomes Elon for Home Opener Sunday
Taiji had two shots in the season opener at Long Island Friday
Harvard hosts Elon in the Crimson's home opener Sunday
afternoon. The Crimson stands at 0-1-0 on the season, while the
Phoenix is 1-2-1.
Last season, head coach Ray Leone and
his squad boasted a 5-1-1 record at home, going 2-0-1 at the
Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium. Overall, the Crimson went
5-4-1 in non-conference games.
The Crimson is looking to bounce back from a 2-1 season
opening loss at Long Island Friday afternoon. Peyton Johnson
tallied Harvard's goal, while freshman Meg Casscells-Hamby
picked up an assist for her first collegiate point.
Millet and Bethany Kanten
split time in net, combining for three saves.
Harvard earned 11 corner kicks in the
game against the Blackbirds, while only allowing two, and outshot
LIU by a 16-11 margin. Casscells-Hamby managed five shots, while Melanie
Baskind and Erika Garcia shot
the ball three times apiece.
The Phoenix sits at 1-2-1 on the year after falling at
Massachusetts, 2-1, Friday. Maria Russo tallied Elon's goal in the
55th minute, while Shannon Cosgrove made two saves for Elon in the
first half, and Kate Murphy stopped one shot in the second
Through four games, opponents are outscoring Elon, 7-2, and
have a 64-17 advantage in shots and 26-13 edge in corner kicks.
Jaclyn Wood tallied the game-winner for Elon in a 1-0 victory over
Longwood Aug. 25, and is tied with Russo for the team lead with one
Senior co-captain Melanie Baskind has been named a
candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Baskind is one of 30
women's soccer players nationally among the candidates. The list of
30 nominees will be reduced to 10 finalists midway through the
Moving On Up:
Entering her senior season, midfielder/forward Melanie
Baskind ranks ninth in program history with 55 points, 10th with 19
goals and 11th with 17 assists.
On The Sidelines:
In four seasons at the helm, head coach Ray Leone boasts
a 38-23-8 (.609) overall record with the Crimson. He has led
Harvard to two Ivy League titles and an 18-9-1 (.661) conference
mark during his tenure.
Seniors Lindsey Kowal
Melanie Baskind will serve as co-captains of the Crimson this
The Crimson will continue a stretch of home games as
Harvard will host Massachusetts Sept. 9 and Connecticut Sept. 11.
Harvard will face the Minutewomen at the Soldiers Field
Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium and will play the Huskies at Ohiri