Women's Soccer Looks to Grab Second Straight Win Tuesday Evening

Women's Soccer Looks to Grab Second Straight Win Tuesday Evening

Pictured: Freshman Alexandra Conigliaro has handed out two assists in her rookie season.
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The Game:
The Crimson looks to grab its second straight victory as the team hosts Holy Cross at Cumnock Turf Tuesday evening. Harvard is 1-0 all-time at Cumnock Turf after topping Northeastern, 2-1, Sept. 17, 2008.

Follow From Home:
Once again, live statistics will be available for all Harvard home games and most road contests this season.

Series History:
The Crimson and Crusaders have met 16 times, with Harvard owning a 13-2-1 advantage in the series, which dates back to 1986. Harvard has won eight of the last nine contests. Last season, the Crimson overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Holy Cross, 2-1, in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 20, 2008. Christina Hagner and Katherine Sheeleigh scored for the Crimson.

About Harvard:
Last time out, the Crimson (2-5-1, 1-0 Ivy League) tallied three unanswered goals to earn a 3-2 victory over Penn in the Ivy League opener. Christina Hagner, Melanie Baskind and Lizzy Nichols tallied goals, with Nichols’s score coming on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute.

Katherine Sheeleigh has a team-best six points on two goals and two assists this season, while Lizzy Nichols (two goals, one assist) and Caroline Albanese (two goals) are tied for the lead in goals.

Lauren Mann owns a 2-5-1 record in net with a 1.95 goals-against average. The Crimson owns a 41-37 advantage over opponents in corner kicks, but are being outscored, 16-9.

About Holy Cross:
The Crusaders are 5-3-1 overall after defeating New Hampshire, 2-1, Thursday. Holy Cross is outscoring its foes, 15-11, including 8-2 in the first half.

With five goals, Shelby Stand leads the team in scoring with 10 points, while Paige Harrison (three goals) and Chelsi Pugliese (two goals) are also scoring threats. Katherine Donnelly has handed out five assists, and Liz Early has a goal and three assists to her credit.

In goal, Mary Ferketic has a 2-2-1 record with two shutouts and a 1.29 goals-against average. Jessica Stone has also seen significant time and is 3-1-0 with one blank sheet.

Offensive Surge:
Harvard’s three scores against Penn Saturday was the most goals the Crimson has tallied in a game this season.

Handling the Pressure:
Lizzy Nichols is now 2-for-2 on penalty kicks in her career after successfully capitalizing on an opportunity against Penn. Nichols also scored on a penalty kick in double overtime against Columbia in 2008, clinching Harvard’s Ivy League title.

It’s Good to Be Home:
The Crimson owns a 8-1-3 record in its last 12 home games, dating back to the 2008 season. Harvard is 2-1-1 on its home turf this fall.

Coming Up:
Harvard returns to the Ivy League portion of its schedule Saturday, as the team visits archrival Yale. The team will then welcome Fairfield to Ohiri Field Tuesday, Oct. 6.