ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Field Hockey Falls in Season Finale, 3-0, to Columbia

NEW YORK – A quick goal put the visiting Crimson at an early 1-0 deficit and it was unable to rebound as the Harvard field hockey team dropped its season finale, 3-0, to Columbia Friday night at the Baker Field Athletic Complex

The Crimson (8-9, 3-4 Ivy League) finished a turnaround season just short of the .500 mark, finishing fifth in the Ivy League standings. Columbia (9-8, 5-2) stayed in contention for a top-three Ivy finish.

The host Lions, celebrating Senior Day before their season finale, wasted no time taking a 1-0 lead, as Adriana de Vries scored just 38 seconds into the game past a diving Cynthia Tassopoulos. Harvard earned the first penalty corner of the game, but a strong Columbia defense kept the Crimson off the scoreboard.

Columbia doubled its lead at the 23:39 mark of the first half as Liz Malone put home a shot from close range. The Lions closed the half with an 8-4 advantage in shots.

The Lions kept up the heat to start the second stanza, firing a pair of shots on goal and earning a penalty corner in the first 15 minutes of the half. The hosts struck once again with 16:37 to play, as Anna Tichy put home a rebound off a Gabby Kozlowski shot. The Crimson managed two more shots down the stretch but was unable to get on the scoreboard as the game ended 3-0.

Tassopoulos finished the game with nine saves while Columbia goalie Christie O'Hara finished with four. Senior captain Carly Dickson led the Crimson with two shots on goal in the contest.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS