Brown Visits Harvard Women's Soccer for Non-Conference Game Wednesday

Alika Keene and the Crimson are 2-2-3 at home this fall (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Harvard women's soccer team closes out its non-conference schedule by hosting Brown Wednesday evening.
Harvard sits at 7-4-3 (2-2-1 Ivy) and is 2-2-3 at home this season. The Bears snapped a five-game losing streak Oct. 21 and are 7-6-0 this fall (1-4 Ivy). 

The Series:
Harvard has faced Brown 43 times on the soccer field, with the Crimson leading the all-time series, 22-18-3. 

The Crimson has won four of the last five games between the schools, including a 2-1 victory in Cambridge last fall.

Last Time Out vs. Brown:
Harvard and Brown met earlier this season on Oct. 13 in a conference game, with the Crimson earning a 4-1 win in Providence, R.I. Meg Casscells-Hamby enjoyed a career day, scoring two goals and assisting on two other scores for a career-best six points. Elizabeth Weisman and Taryn Kurcz also found the back of the net in the victory, while Bethany Kanten made one save in goal for the Crimson. Erin Katz tallied Brown's goal, while MC Barrett and Amber Bledsoe split time in net for the Bears.

About Harvard:
Meg Casscells-Hamby leads Harvard and is tied for third in the Ivy League with 15 points on six goals and three helpers. Elizabeth Weisman (4-1-9), Peyton Johnson (2-5-9) and Taryn Kurcz (4-0-8) are Harvard's other top point scorers.

In net, Bethany Kanten boasts a 6-4-3 overall mark, to go along with three shutouts, a 1.35 goals-against average, 46 saves and a .730 save percentage.

Harvard, which has scored a total of nine goals in its last three contests, is outscoring opponents, 25-21, this fall. The Crimson also owns a sizable edge in shots, 241-178, and corner kicks, 66-53.

About Brown:
Two Bears players have scored multiple goals this season: Mika Siegelman (3-3-9), Chloe Cross (4-0-8) and Louisa Pitney (2-2-6). 

Brown has utilized two goalkeepers this fall with Amber Bledsoe starting all 13 contests. Bledsoe is 4-1 with one clean sheet and a 0.53 goals-against average, while MC Barrett stands at 3-5 with a 1.82 goals-against mark.

Brown has recorded seven shutouts this season, but opponents are outscoring the Bears by a 14-13 margin overall. The Bears are 4-3 in home games and 3-3 in road contests.

March To 250:
Head coach Ray Leone now needs only one victory to reach 250 for his illustrious career. Leone sports a 249-135-38 (.635) record over the course of 22 seasons entering Wednesday evening.

In his six years with the Crimson, Leone owns a 57-32-12 (.624) mark. Entering the season, Leone ranked 21st in NCAA history in victories and 39th in career winning percentage.

Scoring Late:
Harvard has scored 20 of its 25 goals this season in the second half or overtime of contests. Opponents, meanwhile, are outscoring Harvard, 9-5, in the opening half of games.

Coming Up:
The Crimson will play its last road game of the season at Dartmouth Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Harvard will then return home to close out the year by hosting Columbia on Senior Day Saturday, Nov. 3 at noon. Prior to that game, seniors Alexandra Conigliaro, Catherine Coppinger, Alicia Johnson, Taryn Kurcz, Alexandra Millet and Aisha Price will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.