Harvard will look to bounce back against Ivy League foe Penn Saturday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Carolyn Malloy recorded two goals and an assist in the first half to lead Northeastern to a 4-0 defeat of the Harvard field hockey team Wednesday evening at Jordan Field.
Cynthia Tassopoulos matched a season high with 11 saves for the Crimson (2-5), but Malloy scored twice in a three-minute span to help the Huskies (4-4) pull away.
After play went back and forth with only one combined shot on goal in the opening 10 minutes, Northeastern's Kaela Barker converted a penalty corner, with Anne-Rieke Stuhlmann and Malloy assisting, at 12:44 of the opening half.
Malloy then added the two quick goals. She batted in a pass from Lindsay Bennett after Crystal Poland's pass set them up for a two-on-one break. Malloy then dove to redirect in a Meg Sweeney pass from outside the circle on the right side.
Harvard regrouped in the second half, with an Emma Keller redirection and a Georgia McGillivray penalty corner shot forcing saves by Lizzie Priest. Poland had the period's only goal, however, knocking in the ball after a feed across the front of the goal from Bennett.
Each team had three penalty corners in the second half, and Northeastern logged six for the game. The Huskies had an 8-4 shots edge after halftime and a 19-5 advantage overall.