Field Hockey Hosts Brown in Ivy League Matchup Saturday

Field Hockey Hosts Brown in Ivy League Matchup Saturday

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard field hockey will be in search of its second Ivy League win when it hosts conference foe Brown Saturday, Oct. 5 at noon at Jordan Field

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network, which was launched in the summer, will stream the match up against Brown this weekend. Subscribers to the network can watch matches both live and on-demand at their convenience, and will have access to live and on-demand content for all home Harvard athletics events throughout the duration of their subscription. 


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Last Time Out
Harvard dropped a pair of matches last weekend to snap a two-game winning streak.  The Crimson opened up the weekend against Ivy League competition. Penn slipped past Harvard, 1-0, Saturday, before the team headed to New Hampshire on Sunday where an early goal by Rachel Rosenfeld wasn't enough as the Wildcats claimed the victory, 3-1.  

Related Link: Field Hockey Falls to Penn, 1-0
Related Link: Rosenfeld's Early Tally Not Enough for Field Hockey at New Hampshire

Leading the Crimson
Six different Crimson have found the back of the cage with freshman Sarah Finnemore leading the way with three goals. Noel Painter's five points with two scores and an assist is good for second on the squad. Marissa Balleza and Elizabeth Jacobson have recorded a goal and an assist, respectively. Kaitlyn Boudah and Rachel Rosenfeld round out Harvard goal scorers with one tally each.

Defending the Cage
Jenn Hatfield has seen every minute of action in the cage for the Crimson this season. The senior has recorded 39 saves to boast the 15th best save percentage (.780) in the nation and second best in the Ancient Eight, while her 1.83 goals against average is good for 29th nationally and fourth in the Ivy League.

Immediate Impact
Harvard's underclassmen have taken control of the Crimson's offense, accounting for 5-of-the-9 goals, taking .602 (50-83) of the team's total shots and .600 (33-55) of the squad's shots on goal. Freshmen have tallied four goals while Elizabeth Jacobson, who represents the sophomore class, has found the back of the cage once.

All-Time Against Brown
Saturday's meeting between Brown and Harvard will mark the 39th time in program history the two teams have faced off.  Harvard leads the all-time series 22-10-6.  The Crimson has won the previous two contests against the Bears.

Scouting Brown
Brown enters the weekend looking to snap a two-game losing streak and notch its first Ivy League win of the season.  Brown currently sits at 3-5 overall and 0-2 in league play. In the team's last outing, the Bears fell to Providence, 5-1. Offensively Brown is led by junior Meghan O'Donnell who has 14 points on six goals and two assists. Junior Clayton Christus (two goals, two assists) and senior Avery Burns (one goal, four assists) have each contributed six points.

Up Next
Harvard returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 9 as the team travels to UMass Lowell for a midweek match up.