No. 14 Field Hockey Picks Up 2-0 Road Win at Cornell

Harvard improved to 4-0 in Ivy League play with today's win at Cornell. (Elson Lindsay)
Harvard improved to 4-0 in Ivy League play with today's win at Cornell. (Elson Lindsay)

ITHACA, N.Y. – Senior Maddie Earle and sophomore Kiley Allen each scored goals to lead No. 14 Harvard field hockey (10-3, 4-0 Ivy League) to a 2-0 win at Cornell (7-4, 2-2 Ivy League) on Saturday (Oct. 19).

Sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo made four saves to earn her second consecutive shutout in net, as Harvard won its 13th straight game in Ivy League play, a streak that dates back to 2017.

The Crimson did all of its damage in the first half, as Earle broke the scoreless deadlock midway through the first quarter. On a penalty corner, senior captain Bente van Vlijmen fired a hard shot that was redirected past the Cornell goalkeeper by Earle at 8:20 to make it 1-0 Harvard.

Shahbo made three of her four saves in the opening quarter to help Harvard take and maintain its lead.

Harvard added a goal late in the second quarter, as Allen scored on a rebound chance with 1:37 to play in the frame to give the Crimson a two-goal lead at the break.

The Crimson warded off Cornell's best second half chances, and held on for an important road Ivy win.

Game Notes

  • Harvard has won four in a row in the series against Cornell.
  • The Crimson outshot the Big Red, 12-9, on the afternoon.
  • Harvard has allowed a goal or less in five straight games, a run that includes two consecutive shutouts.

What's Next
Harvard continues Ivy League play next Saturday (Oct. 26) at noon (ESPN+) when it hosts No. 8 Princeton.