Dickson shares the team lead with three assists (photo courtesy DSPics.com).
Harvard, a 4-1 winner in each of its first two games, faces Bryant in its home opener Saturday at noon on Jordan Field. It is the first meeting between the Crimson and Bulldogs.
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Last Time Out
Chloe Keating scored two goals and set up Emma Keller for two more as the Crimson defeated UC Davis, 4-1, in the first meeting between the schools, a neutral-site contest Wednesday night in Amherst, Mass.
Goalkeeper Cynthia Tassopoulos made five saves and kicked the ball out of trouble on several occasions to record her second win in as many collegiate starts. Harvard dominated from the outset and held a 22-10 edge in shots and a 10-6 advantage in penalty corners. Carly Dickson and Georgia McGillivray assisted on Keating's first-half goals before Keating and Keller teamed up for a pair after halftime.
On a Roll
Chloe Keating has had a hand in seven of the Crimson's eight goals. Her four goals match her season total from last year. With three assists, she has already set a career high for points in a season with 11.
The Crimson has outshot its two opponents, 34-18, and owned an 18-10 edge in penalty corners. Harvard is seeking its first 4-0 start since shutting out its first four opponents in 2005. The last time the Crimson scored eight goals in its first two games was a year earlier, at Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
For the second straight week, Harvard received votes in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. The Crimson earned five points in the poll, released Tuesday on the heels of Harvard's 4-1 win at Holy Cross.
Scouting the Bulldogs
After opening the season with road losses to Maine, 4-0, and Hofstra, 3-2, Bryant picked up its first win of the season, a 3-1 victory against Lehigh in the Bulldogs' home opener. Courtney Landi opened the scoring less than three minutes into the contest, and Elise Boissoneau later added a goal and an assist.
Landi leads the team with two goals and four points. Kundayi Mawema has played every minute in goal, with a .765 save percentage.
The Crimson is home again Wednesday night to face New Hampshire at 6 p.m.