Kaitlyn Boudah and the Crimson topped Fairfield Sunday (Gil Talbot).
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In a Sunday matinee showdown in Connecticut, Harvard field hockey (7-4) turned away Fairfield (5-10), 3-0. The Crimson received a trio of first half goals from Hannah Wellington, Kaitlyn Boudah and Noel Painter leading to the victory.
Harvard was in the driver's seat throughout the contest, outshooting the Stags, 20-5, including 12 on goal, while Fairfield managed just one that Issy Davies turned away.
The Crimson got its first tally nine minutes into the contest, as Wellington found the back of the cage off a penalty corner with Ellie Cookson grabbing the assist. Boudah made it a 2-0 advantage for Harvard, slamming home a rebound, with Elizabeth Jacobson picking up the helper, in the 21st minute.
Just over two minutes later, the Crimson lead increased to 3-0 as Painter collected her own rebound and beat the goalie for her sixth of the year.
The first half score carried over the final 35 minutes, as the Crimson defense continued to shut down the Stags offense.
Harvard has a pair of contests next weekend, hosting Cornell in an Ivy League clash on Saturday, Oct. 18 and New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Jordan Field.