Neighbors Harvard, BU Battle Wednesday
Katelin Wahl and the Crimson are seeking a non-league win before playing two straight Ivy games (photo courtesy David Silverman).
The Harvard field hockey team wraps up a four-game homestand and a three-game non-league stretch against local rival Boston University Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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Last Time Out
Allie Kimmel scored the only goal of the second half, but Harvard could not rally past Michigan, as the Wolverines defeated the Crimson, 3-1, Saturday. Cynthia Tassopoulos made seven of her 10 saves after halftime, and Pilar Mayora made two defensive saves. Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon also made a defensive save, and her deflection of a Carly Dickson shot led to Kimmel's rebound goal.
Cynthia Tassopoulos was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week following a 22-save week in non-league games against No. 10 Massachusetts and Michigan. She made 12 saves against the Minutewomen, holding them without a goal from the field in a 1-0 loss Oct. 6. It is the third Ivy honor for the Crimson this season. Chloe Keating and Emma Keller were named Ivy Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, Sept. 15.
With an average of 7.9 saves per game, Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks 11th nationally. She owns a .718 save percentage. She has allowed just nine second-half goals, and 45 of her 79 saves have come after halftime. Chloe Keating leads Harvard (4-6) with 21 points, eight goals and five assists, while Allie Kimmel is the team's second-leading scorer with 10 points. Her goal Saturday was her fourth, tying her with Emma Keller for second on the squad. Carly Dickson has four assists.
A 2-0 win last season gave Boston University a 13-11-1 edge in the all-time series with Harvard.
Scouting the Terriers
Boston University (5-8) bounced back from a 5-1 loss to No. 13 Duke by beating Fairfield, 5-0, Saturday. Nicole van Oosterom notched two goals and an assist against the Stags and is one of three Terriers with five goals. Allie Dolce has also scored five to go with her team-high six assists for 16 points. Nikki Lloyd shares the team lead with five goals and has fired a team-high 52 shots. In goal, Amanda Smith has a 2.00 goals-against average and .606 save percentage.
The Crimson's two-week hiatus from Ivy League play ends Saturday when Harvard visits Ithaca, N.Y., to take on Cornell. Harvard returns home Oct. 24 to host Princeton.