No. 19 Field Hockey Keeps Rolling With 6-2 Win Over Penn

Rachel Greenwood had a goal and an assist for the Crimson.
Rachel Greenwood had a goal and an assist for the Crimson.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A dominant offensive performance helped lead No. 19 Harvard field hockey (6-2, 2-0 Ivy League) to a 6-2 win over Penn (2-6, 1-1 Ivy League) at Beryslon Field on Saturday (Oct. 5) afternoon.

Senior captain Bente van Vlijmen had a goal and two assists, sophomore Rachel Greenwood added a goal and an assist, and Mimi Tarrant, Olivia Hoover, Casey Allen, and Mazarine Broze all added goals for the Crimson, which tallied a season high six goals on the day, and outshot Penn 17-11 for the day. Sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo (two saves) earned the win, while senior Callie Rennyson made two stops in the fourth quarter.

The Crimson got off to a quick start, with van Vlijmen recording a goal in her fourth straight game (fifth overall) at 6:09 of the first quarter. Then Greenwood added another goal for Harvard in the opening quarter, a redirection off a shot from van Vlijmen at 11:10 to make it 2-0.

Junior captain Mimi Tarrant scored late in the second quarter to give the Crimson a three-goal edge heading into the half.

A great deflection from Olivia Hoover at the 8:03 mark of the third quarter, followed by Casey Allen's third goal of the season at 13:18 of the third frame pushed the game out of reach.

First-year Mazarine Broze rounded out the scoring for the Crimson with her fourth quarter goal at 3:27.

Game Notes

  • Harvard scored a season high six goals on the day, and earned its fourth straight win in the series against Penn.
  • Dating back to 2017, Harvard is 11-0 in its last 11 Ivy League regular season contests, outscoring the opposition by a combined score of 52-9 in that span
  • Senior forward Bente van Vlijmen (goal, two assists) leads the team with five goals on the year, and has 13 points (five goals, three assists) in her last four games.

What's Next
The Crimson will host No. 13 Liberty on Sunday (Oct. 6) at 1 p.m., with the game airing on ESPN+