Women's Soccer Looks to Remain in Ivy League Title Hunt, Travels to Princeton Saturday

Women's Soccer Looks to Remain in Ivy League Title Hunt, Travels to Princeton Saturday

Harvard is 2-2-0 in Ivy League games this fall (Gil Talbot).

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The Game:
The Crimson heads to Princeton for a key Ivy League game, as Harvard enters the weekend fourth in the conference with six points, while the Tigers sit in second with nine points.  The Crimson stands at 5-6-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the Ancient Eight, while Princeton is 8-5-0 and 3-1-0 in Ivy games.

Harvard is looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling at Brown, 2-1, Oct. 16 and at Siena, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday afternoon.  Princeton also lost its last game, dropping a road game at Columbia, 2-0, Oct. 16.   

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About Harvard:
Katherine Sheeleigh paces the Crimson offense with a team-best six goals and five assists for 17 points.  She also leads the team with two game-winning tallies and 27 shots on goal.  Melanie Baskind has netted five goals and amassed 11 points, while Alexandra Conigliaro (2-1-5) and Peyton Johnson (2-1-5) have also notched multiple goals. 

Harvard has used two goalkeepers this season, with Jessica Wright seeing slightly more playing time, going 4-2-0 with one shutout. She has boasts an 1.76 goals-against average and 32 saves for a .744 save percentage.  Alexandra Millet stands at 1-4-1 with one shutout, a 1.83 goals-mark and 22 saves.

Opponents are outscoring the Crimson, 22-19, while Harvard owns the edge in shots, 181-178, and corner kicks, 82-60.  Harvard is tied for first in the Ivy League with 1.58 goals per game, while Sheeleigh stands second in points and goals.  Baskind sits fifth in goals and sixth in points.

About Princeton:
The Tigers boast a 6-1-0 record at home and are outscoring teams, 18-13, overall this season.  Princeton also holds the edge in shots, 141-116, and corner kicks, 48-35.

With six goals and seven assists, Caitlin Blosser leads Princeton in scoring, while Jen Hoy has a team-best seven goals and four game-winning tallies.  Lauren Whatley has also had the scoring touch, netting one goal and dishing out three assists for five points. 

Kristin Watson has earned five shutouts in the cage, while going 8-4-0 with a 0.84 goals-against average. She has made 47 saves on 57 shots faced for a .825 save percentage.

Katherine Sheeleigh has been named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence. Fans can vote for Sheeleigh online until Nov. 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner. The winner will be announced at the Women's College Cup in December.

Moving On Up:
With her 17 points this fall, Sheeleigh has moved to sixth on Harvard's all-time scoring list with 71 points.  She is also tied with Joey Yenne '03 for fifth in program history with 28 goals. 

A History Lesson:
Harvard owns a 24-9-1 lead in the all-time series against Princeton, which began with a 2-0 Crimson win in 1977.  Harvard has won two of the last three games between the schools, but the Tigers earned a 1-0 victory in Cambridge last season. Jen Hoy netted the goal for Princeton, while Lauren Mann '10 stopped two shots on goal for Harvard.

Around the Ivy League:
Columbia sits in first in the Ivy League with a 3-0-1 conference mark and 10 points.  The Lions will host Dartmouth Saturday at 7 p.m., while Penn visits Yale earlier in the day at 4:30 p.m.  On Sunday, Brown will welcome Cornell at 2 p.m.

Coming Up:
Harvard will host Quinnipiac for a non-conference matchup Monday at 7 p.m.  The game will be held at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.