Women's Soccer Hosts Fairfield in Non-Conference Game at Ohiri Tuesday

The Crimson owns a 5-1 record at home this fall, including a 1-0 mark at Ohiri Field (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Crimson, which has won its last three games, takes a step out of Ivy League play to host a non-conference matchup against Fairfield at Ohiri Field. The game will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Harvard owns a 6-4 overall mark and is 5-1 at home this fall, while the Stags are 3-3-3.
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Live statistics will be available for Tuesday's game, weather permitting.

The Matchup:
Harvard and Fairfield have played seven times, with the Crimson owning a 5-0-2 lead in the series. The two teams have met in each of the last four seasons, with Harvard going 3-0-1 in that stretch, including a 3-1 victory at Fairfield last year.

About Harvard:
The Crimson improved to 2-0 in Ivy League action with a 2-1 win in overtime at archrival Yale Saturday. Peyton Johnson tallied the game-winning goal in overtime on a penalty kick, while goalkeeper Bethany Kanten, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week, recorded two saves in net. Harvard sits in a first-place tie in the Ancient Eight with Columbia who also boasts a 2-0 conference mark.

With 16 points this fall, Melanie Baskind, a nominee for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, stands seventh in program history with 71 career points. Baskind paces Harvard in points, goals (five) and assists (six). Meg Casscells-Hamby (3-3-9) and Elizabeth Weisman (3-1-7) are tied for second on the team in goals.
Harvard has utilized four goalkeepers this fall: Bethany Kanten, Cheta Emba, Alexandra Millet and Jessica Wright. The group owns a combined 1.76 goals-against average and has made 37 saves.

The Crimson is outscoring opponents, 21-18, while holding a sizable advantage in shots, 165-106, and corner kicks, 67-26.

About Fairfield:
The Stags are coming off a 1-0 loss at home to Marist Sunday. With two goals, Lauren Reilly leads Fairfield in scoring, while Nikki Stanton has dished out a team-high three assists.
In net, Kelly Boudreau has started all nine games in net for Fairfield and is 3-3-3 with 40 saves and five shutouts. Boudreau has only surrendered five goals on the season.

Fairfield has both scored and allowed five goals this fall and is outshooting teams, 101-95. The Stags have also earned 34 corner kicks, while opponents have had 40. Fairfield has not scored more than one goal in any contest and has only allowed more than one goal in one game.

Defense Stepping Up:
During Harvard's current three-game win streak, the Crimson has only surrendered two goals, while outscoring the three opponents, 8-2.
Welcome Back To Ohiri:
Harvard won its only other game at Ohiri Field this season, topping Connecticut by a score of 2-1 Sept. 11.
Coming Up:
The Crimson heads back on the road and will visit Cornell in an Ivy contest Saturday at 1 p.m.