Earle, Tarrant Lead No. 14 Field Hockey to 6-0 Win Against Penn

Maddie Earle had a goal and an assist to help Harvard earn a 6-0 win against Penn on Saturday. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six different goal scorers helped No. 14 Harvard field hockey (8-2, 2-0 Ivy) earn a 6-0 win over Penn (4-5, 1-1 Ivy) at Berylson Field on Saturday. The Crimson pushed its winning streak to six games, as freshman Mimi Tarrant and sophomore Maddie Earle each had a goal and an assist to lead the Harvard offense.

Goalkeeper Libby Manela earned her third win of the season in net, as Harvard outshot Penn 17-5 for the game, with seven shots on net, while Penn had none.

Earle scored at 7:56 on a redirection to get Harvard on the board early on. Young added her eighth goal of the season, on a run from 30 yards out, batting the ball out of the air and beating Penn goalkeeper Ava Rosati from an angle to make it 2-0. Senior Ellie Cookson scored her first goal of the year on a turnaround shot from in close at 26:16.

At the end of the half, Ivy League rookie point-leader Mimi Tarrant scored on a beautiful reverse stick shot into the top corner at 34:12 to make it 4-0.

In the second half, sophomore Bente van Vlijmen scored off a penalty corner at 47:00, then Emily Ott added her first goal of the year at 61:09 to complete a banner day for the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Maddie Earle (goal, assist) has been a key player in Harvard's six game winning streak. Earle has six goals and two assists during the run.
  • Freshman Mimi Tarrant (goal, assist) leads all Ivy League freshmen with 17 points (six goals, five assists) on the season.
  • Kathleen Young (goal) has 17 points (seven goals, two assists) during her seven game scoring streak. Young has a new career high with a team-best 19 points (eight goals, three assists) on the year.

Game Notes:

  • The Crimson recorded its most lopsided win against Penn in a series that dates back to 1977. Prior to today's contest, Harvard had never scored more than four goals in a game against the Quakers
  • Harvard has outscored teams 31-5 during its six game winning streak. 

What's Next:
Harvard will be home again on Friday (Oct. 6) to take on Brown at 6 p.m. in a game that will air on the Ivy League Network.