Harvard Women's Soccer Hosts BU Monday Evening at Fall Fiesta

Catherine Coppinger and the Crimson were 10-1 at home last fall (Harvard Athletic Communications).

The Game:
The Crimson women's soccer team welcomes Boston University for Harvard's home opener Monday evening. Harvard stands at 1-0 on the year, while the Terriers enter the game with a record of 3-2 overall.

Fall Fiesta:
Third Annual Fall Fiesta – free Harvard Crimson sunglasses for students, student halftime promotion, and free raffles!

This is also the kickoff game to the 2012-2013 student rewards program.  Students can swipe in at featured games for free raffle entries and giveaways.  Each swipe will also enter students into our Fall semester grand prize of textbooks from the COOP!  Three lucky winners will have a chance to win the grand prize at Men's Basketball vs. Fordham on Dec. 1.

The Matchup:
Harvard owns a 12-4-3 all-time series lead against the Terriers, dating back to the first meeting between the local rivals in 1977. BU has taken the last four and five of the last six meetings since 2006, including a 3-0 win in the first round of last season's NCAA tournament.

About Harvard:
The Crimson is coming off a 2-0 win in the season opener at Massachusetts Friday afternoon. Haley Washburn scored the first goal of her career off a header from a corner kick at 50:17, while Peyton Johnson, who assisted on Washburn's goal, tallied a goal of her own on a free kick at 71:46.

Bethany Kanten played in goal for Harvard and recorded five saves to earn the shutout.

About Boston University:
The Terriers improved to 3-2 on the year after taking down Monmouth by a score of 2-0 Friday evening. BU is 1-1 on the road this fall, including owning a 3-0 win at Northeastern.

Brea Hewitt, Madison Clemens, Emma Clark and Jamie Turchi each led BU with two goals apiece, helping the Terriers have a 10-5 advantage in goals. BU is also outshooting opponents, 81-58, and have an edge in corner kicks, 33-23.

Goalie Andrea Green has started all five games and is 3-2 with three clean sheets, a 0.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .833. 

March To 250:
Head coach Ray Leone needs only seven victories to reach 250 for his illustrious career. Leone sports a 243-131-36 (.637) record over the course of 22 seasons entering Monday evening. 

In his six years with the Crimson, Leone owns a 51-28-9 (.631) record.

Home Is Where The Wins Are:
The Crimson is looking to repeat its strong play at home in 2012, as Harvard went 10-1 in Cambridge last year, including 9-0 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

Blank Sheets:
After taking down Massachusetts, 2-0, Friday, Bethany Kanten now has three shutouts in her career, to go along with a 10-3-1 record over her first two seasons at Harvard.

Defending the Ivy:
Harvard won its 10th Ivy League title last fall and has taken three of the last four conference crowns in the Ancient Eight. 

Coming Up:
The Crimson hosts Dayton Friday evening at 7:30 before taking the road to visit Colgate Sept. 9 and Quinnipiac Sept. 12.