CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Natalie Sicher and Mimi Tarrant each scored twice, leading a parade of seven different goal scorers for No. 13 Harvard field hockey (8-3, 3-0 Ivy League) in a record-setting 9-1 win over Brown (4-7, 1-2 Ivy League) on Sunday (Oct. 13) at Berylson Field.
The Crimson matched a school record for goals in a game, and equaled its biggest margin of victory in program history.
Harvard scored three times in the opening quarter to put the game out of reach early on. Senior Casey Allen scored on a rebound off a penalty corner at 3:48, and her goal was followed by scores from Olivia Hoover (4:47) and Tarrant (12:56). Brown scored with one second left in the 1st quarter to pull within two goals, but the Crimson answered quickly.
Senior captain Bente van Vlijmen had an impressive individual run to put Harvard up 4-1 just :52 into the second quarter. Sicher added a goal later on in the frame (9:59) to make it 5-1, which was the score at the half.
In the second half, Harvard outshot Brown 10-1, as Sicher had the lone score in the third quarter at 1:59. Then Maddie Earle (3:55), Tarrant (6:56), and Rachel Greenwood (7:33) added fourth quarter scores to round out the scoring.
- Harvard's nine goals matched the most it has scored in a game in program history. The other time that the Crimson had nine goals was on Sept. 10, 1999, a 9-1 win over Vermont.
- Harvard recorded its most lopsided win in the series against Brown, and has won five games in a row against the Bears.
- Natalie Sicher (two goals, assist), Rachel Greenwood (goal, two assists), and Mimi Tarrant (two goals) led the Harvard offense.
Harvard returns to non-conference play on Tuesday (Oct. 15) when it hosts UMass-Lowell in a 6 p.m. contest (ESPN+) at Berylson Field.