Crimson Field Hockey Back Home to Host Cornell

Crimson Field Hockey Back Home to Host Cornell

Pictured: Members of the Crimson celebrate Georgia McGillivray's goal Sunday at Cal.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard field hockey team returns to the East Coast and to Ivy League competition as it takes on Cornell at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jordan Field.

Stick It to Cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Crimson is dedicating this game to the fight against breast cancer. Staff at the Harvard Athletics marketing tent are distributing cancer fact sheets and pink awareness ribbons and selling awareness bracelets and raffle tickets. All sales and donations will go to help fund cancer research.

Follow From Home
Admission to Harvard home field hockey games is free, but fans who cannot make it to Jordan Field can follow the action online. Harvard's GameCentral portal features live video with a single-game or season subscription, while offers free live statistics.

Last Time Out
Time ran out on the Crimson's comeback as California hung on for a 3-2 win Sunday in Berkeley, Calif., in the final game of Harvard's two-game NorCal road trip. The Crimson dominated the final 10 minutes, and Georgia McGillivray scored a late goal, assisted by Christy Haughey, but the Golden Bears hung on.

Passes from Bridget McGillivray and Chloe Keating led to a goal by Emma Keller to tie the score at 1-1 in the opening half before Cal regained the lead with two scores early in the second. Cynthia Tassopoulos made nine saves.

More From California
A full photo gallery from the Crimson's game against California is available here, and a highlight video from the game is at the bottom of this page.

Crimson Capsule
Cynthia Tassopoulos logged 20 saves over the weekend and ranks 20th nationally with 6.58 saves per game. In Ivy League action, she is tied for second with a .789 save percentage and ranks third with a 1.18 goals-against average.

Chloe Keating paces the Crimson with 15 points, five goals and five assists. Emma Keller has notched four goals and nine points, while Carly Dickson has posted four assists and eight points.

History Lesson
Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon '10 scored the game's only goal, assisted by Carly Dickson, as Harvard defeated Cornell last year in Ithaca, N.Y. Cynthia Tassopoulos had eight saves in her first shutout.

Scouting the Big Red
Cornell, which owns league wins against Columbia and Penn, has won consecutive games against St. Francis (Pa.), Colgate and Lehigh since suffering its first Ivy loss, 3-2 to Yale, Oct. 2.

Catie DeStio leads the Big Red with 18 points on seven goals and four assists, while Hannah Balleza has netted a team-high eight goals, three in Ivy games. Alex Botte owns a .750 save percentage and 1.53 goals-against average.