Pictured: Bridget McGillivray made her first collegiate start, alongside older sister Georgia (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Bucknell scored twice in the first half and once in the second to defeat the Harvard field hockey team, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Jordan Field.
Bucknell held a 13-8 shots advantage and a 7-4 edge in penalty corners while getting goals from three different players. Sarah Zararpour made one save to notch her fourth shutout.
The game's first goal came off a Bucknell penalty corner nearly 20 minutes into the contest. Waiting in the middle of the circle, Rachel Misko got a stick on the corner strike, sending the ball toward the left post. Morgan Kauffman was there to bang the ball into the goal.
Corinne Raczek made it 2-0 about three minutes later. She brought the ball into the circle on the right side and shot across the goal into the left side.
Harvard's best chance of the half came just inside the final four minutes, when Chloe Keating won a battle with a Bison defender and played the ball ahead to Emma Keller on the right side. Keller dribbled the ball in close but could not get a shot past Zararpour. Bucknell held a 4-3 edge in first-half shots, and each team earned two corners.
The lone goal of the second half came off the stick of Kelly Bruvik with less than eight minutes left to play. Her attempted pass at the edge of the circle was deflected, but she recovered the ball, carried it to the middle of the circle and shot across her body and into the left side of the cage.
Harvard had a strong period of pressure in the middle of the half, generating two corners and four shots, but the Bison defense blocked three of those attempts to keep the Crimson off the board.