No. 14 Field Hockey Shuts Out UMass-Lowell, 4-0

Sophomore Rachel Greenwood recorded two goals in Harvard's 4-0 win over UMass-Lowell.
Sophomore Rachel Greenwood recorded two goals in Harvard's 4-0 win over UMass-Lowell.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Rachel Greenwood scored twice to lead No. 14 Harvard field hockey (9-3) to a 4-0 win over UMass-Lowell (5-7) on Tuesday night (Oct. 15) at Berylson Field.

Sophomore Mimi Tarrant added a goal, and junior Hannah Pearce scored on a penalty stroke as part of a three-goal fourth quarter to help the Crimson pull away for good.

Sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo made four saves to earn her first shutout of the season in net.

Shahbo was strong early on while Harvard found its footing, making two saves in the first quarter, as UMass-Lowell had three penalty corner chances.

Greenwood broke the stalemate with a nice run off a restart, cutting into the circle, stopping and firing a shot into the left side of the net at 10:51 of the second quarter to make it 1-0 Harvard.

The score remained that way until the fourth quarter, when Tarrant took a drop pass from senior Casey Allen and scored at the 1:55 mark. Greenwood added her second goal of the game at 9:04 off a penalty corner feed from Mazarine Broze. Then Pearce scored on a penalty stroke just over a minute later to round out the scoring. 

Game Notes

  • Harvard improved to 6-0 in the series against UMass-Lowell.
  • The Crimson outshot UMass-Lowell, 21-8, on the night, and held an 8-7 edge in penalty corners.
  • Greenwood recorded her first career two-goal game, and now has eight points (three goals, two assists) in her last two games.

What's Next
Harvard continues Ivy League play on Saturday (Oct. 19) at noon (ESPN+) with a road contest at Cornell.