Pictured: Freshman Caroline Albanese has two goals this
Photo courtesy: Dave Silverman
Ivy League Standings
The Harvard women’s soccer teams looks to grab its second Ivy League win of the season as the team visits archrival Yale Saturday. The Crimson and Bulldogs are both 1-0 in conference play, tying Columbia and Dartmouth atop the Ivy League standings.
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Once again, live statistics will be available for all Harvard home games and most road contests this season.
Harvard owns a 25-8-1 advantage in the all-time series between the two rivals. While the Bulldogs have won three of the last four games, the Crimson tripped up Yale, 3-1, last season. On Oct. 4, 2008, Katherine Sheeleigh, Melanie Baskind and Christina Hagner tallied goals for Harvard, while Lauren Mann made three saves for the win.
Last time out, the Crimson (3-5-1, 1-0 Ivy League) earned a 2-0 shutout against Holy Cross at Cumnock Turf Tuesday. Caroline Kutler netted her first career goal in the first half for the game-winner at 25:25. Christina Hagner also scored, and Lauren Mann stopped five shots for her second blank sheet of the year.
Katherine Sheeleigh paces the team with three assists and seven points and is tied for the Crimson lead with two goals with Hagner, Lizzy Nichols and Caroline Albanese. Melanie Baskind (one goal, two assists) and Alexandra Conigliaro (two assists) are tied for second in assists.
Lauren Mann owns a 3-5-1 record in net with two shutouts and a 1.73 goals-against average. The Crimson owns a 44-40 advantage over opponents in corner kicks, but are being outscored, 16-11.
The Bulldogs are also enjoying a two-game win streak as the team has recently defeated Quinnipiac Sept. 22 and Princeton Sept. 26. Yale owns a 4-2 record at home.
Becky Brown leads the Yale offense with 18 points on seven goals and four assists. Leslie Perez stands second with two goals and two assists for six points, while Mary Kubiuk has also tallied two goals. Both of Kubuk’s scores were game-winning tallies. Kristen Foster has handed out a team-best five assists.
Between the pipes, Ayan Sumiyasu has seen most of the action and is 4-3 with three shutouts. She owns a 0.60 goals-against average and has stopped 35 of 39 shots faced for a save percentage of .897.
Mann Moving Up:
With 261 career saves, senior Lauren Mann is only five away from tying Beth Reilly ’91 for fourth on the all-time Harvard list. Mann is also 11 saves from matching Harvard assistant coach Katie Shields ’06 for third all-time.
It’s Good to Be Home:
With the win over Holy Cross Tuesday, the Crimson now owns a 9-1-3 record in its last 13 home games, dating back to the 2008 season. Harvard is 3-1-1 on its home turf this fall.
Harvard returns to Ohiri Field to host Fairfield Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. The game against the Stags will be the Crimson’s final non-conference game of the regular season.