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No. 11 Field Hockey Matches Record With 8th Straight Win, Defeats No. 23 BU, 2-0

No. 11 Field Hockey Matches Record With 8th Straight Win, Defeats No. 23 BU, 2-0

Rachel Greenwood scored her second career goal to help the Crimson earn a 2-0 win at No. 23 BU. (Gil Talbot)

BOSTON, Mass. – No. 11 Harvard field hockey (scored twice in a span of 3:07 midway through the second half to help the Crimson earn a 2-0 win over No. 23 Boston University on Sunday afternoon.

With the victory, Harvard has now won eight straight contests, matching a school-record winning streak set in 2016.

Junior Maddie Earle scored her ninth goal of the season at 54:20, capitalizing on a BU turnover in the circle to help the Crimson take a 1-0 lead.

Then minutes later, first-year Rachel Greenwood put the Crimson up by two to help seal the win for Harvard.

First-year goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo made two saves to earn her third shutout of the season and improve to 5-1 on the year.

For the game, Harvard outshot BU 17-6, with a 6-1 margin on penalty corners.

Harvard Highlights

Game Notes

  • Harvard has won the last three contests in the series against Boston University.
  • Harvard is 2-1 in games against opponents ranked in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division 1 Coaches Poll.
  • The Crimson has outshot its opponents in 11 of 12 games.

What's Next?
Harvard will host Cornell next Saturday, Oct. 13 (12 p.m.) at Berylson Field. The game will air on ESPN+.

 

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