Harvard Hosts Fairfield Tuesday in Final Non-Conference Game of Regular Season

Harvard Hosts Fairfield Tuesday in Final Non-Conference Game of Regular Season

Pictured: Sophomore forward Patricia Yau and the Crimson are riding a two-game win streak into Tuesday's matchup against Fairfield
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The Game:
After having its game at Yale postponed Saturday, the Crimson returns home to welcome Fairfield in Harvard’s final non-confernence game of the seaon.

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Series History:
Harvard enjoys a 3-0-2 record in the all-time series against Fairfield. Last season, the teams tied, 0-0, at Fairfield on Sept. 23, 2008.

About Harvard:
Last time out, the Crimson (3-5-1, 1-0 Ivy League) earned a 2-0 shutout against Holy Cross at Cumnock Turf Sept. 29. 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.
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.

About Fairfield:
The Stags are 6-6-1 overall, but are 0-3-1 in their last four contests after having a five-game win streak from Sept. 10-25. Fairfield is coming off a 2-1 loss to Siena Oct. 4 and are 2-4 in road games this fall.

Jasmin Corniel leads Fairfield’s offense, amassing six goals and three assists for 15 points. Corniel is also tied with Chrissie Side for the team lead with three game-winning goals. Casey Frobey paces the team with four assists, while Nicole Cavallaro and Adrienne Boyer have handed out three assists each.

Kelly Boudreau has seen most of the action in net and owns a 6-6-1 record with three shutouts. She also sports a 1.53 goals against average, having allowed 20 goals on 94 shots faced for a .787 save percentage.

Getting On the Board:
Caroline Kutler tallied the game-winning goal against Holy Cross Sept. 29. The score was also the first of the junior’s collegiate career.

Defense Wins Games:
Harvard has allowed only two goals in its last three games and owns a 2-1 record during that span.

Comfort Zone:
The Crimson 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.

Coming Up:
Harvard hits the road to face Ivy League rival Cornell Saturday. The game against the Big Red begins a stretch of six conference games to close out the regular season.