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Harvard Meets UC Davis Wednesday in Amherst

Photo of Pilar Curtis courtesy DSPics.com

Game On
Harvard's second game of the season is its first of any season against the newly re-established team from UC Davis. The teams meet Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Garber Field on the campus of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Follow From Home
Live stats for Wednesday's game will be available here on GoCrimson.com.

Last Time Out
Chloe Keating logged two goals and an assist to lead the Crimson to a season-opening 4-1 win at Holy Cross Saturday. Carly Dickson registered two assists, while Emma Keller and Allie Kimmel recorded the first goals of their collegiate careers. Cynthia Tassopoulos played a strong game to pick up the win in her collegiate debut and got some help in the form of a defensive save from Pilar Curtis.

Harvard scored three goals in a 14-minute span of the first half to take a 3-0 lead. The Crusaders scored on a penalty corner before halftime, but the Crimson limited them to just one shot on goal in the second half.

She's Honored
Chloe Keating was named the COOP Harvard Athlete of the Week following her five-point game against the Crusaders. Keating set a new career high in points, matched her career high in goals and assisted on Emma Keller's game-winner.

Crimson Capsule
Saturday's win was the Crimson's largest season-opening victory margin since a road defeat of Massachusetts by the same score exactly four years earlier. It was Harvard's most lopsided road victory since topping Holy Cross, 3-0, Sept. 16, 2005.

Leading the Way
The 2009 Crimson is captained by seniors Kristin Bannon and Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon. Sophomores Carly Dickson and Georgia McGillivray are coming off All-Ivy League seasons in 2008. Dickson was named to the All-Ivy first team and was a second-team all-region pick, while McGillivray garnered All-Ivy honorable mention.

Scouting the Aggies
UC Davis is off to a good start in its first season of field hockey since 1982. The Aggies won their first three games, against Missouri State, Saint Francis and La Salle, before falling to Siena in a penalty stroke-off Monday.

UC Davis has outscored its opponents, 7-4, and outshot them, 71-46. Liz Siemion leads the team with two goals, while Marissa Hughes has a goal and two assists. In goal, Lauren Sawvelle owns an 0.87 goals-against average and .789 save percentage.

Coming Attractions
Harvard makes its home debut Saturday against Bryant. The Crimson and Bulldogs meet at noon at Jordan Field.