Ivy League Action Comes to Jordan as Harvard Hosts Penn Saturday
Kim Goh has started all five games for the Crimson (photo courtesy David Silverman).
Harvard takes on Penn in its first Ivy League home game, a matchup of two teams seeking their first league win of the season, Saturday at noon at Jordan Field.
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Last Time Out
The Crimson suffered its first non-league loss Wednesday at No. 5 Connecticut, 6-0. Cynthia Tassopoulos made 23 saves for Harvard, but the Huskies scored five times in the first half and added another score in the second.
Among the Leaders
Harvard entered the week ranked 11th nationally in scoring offense with 3.75 goals per game, led by Chloe Keating, who ranked third in Division I with 1.5 goals per game. The Crimson also ranked 11th with 3.0 assists per game. Keating and Carly Dickson were tied for sixth individually. Each had an assist average of 1.0 per game.
Chloe Keating is looking to start a new scoring streak after going without a goal for the first time this season at UConn. With team-high totals of six goals and 16 points, she has already matched last year's season-long team high in goals and topped the team's highest points total.
Keating and Carly Dickson share the team lead with four assists apiece, while Emma Keller ranks second on the squad with four goals and eight points. Cynthia Tassopoulos has stopped 40 of Harvard's opponents' 54 shots on goal for a .741 save percentage and 2.80 goals-against average.
Harvard holds a 19-6-2 series edge against Penn. The Crimson has won 11 of the last 13 matchups with the Quakers, but Penn has taken two of the last three. The Quakers won, 2-0, last season in Philadelphia.
Scouting the Quakers
Penn got off to a 2-2 start but has lost its last three games, including a 3-2 overtime defeat at the hands of Cornell Sept. 18. The Quakers lost to Villanova, 4-0, Wednesday night. Kirstin Snyder and Annie Matthews lead Penn with two goals each, while Sarah Warner paces the squad with four assists and six points. Kieran Sweeney has handled all the goalkeeping duties, with a 2.16 goals-against average and .711 save percentage
Around the League
In other Ivy-opening action last weekend, Princeton defeated Dartmouth, 6-1, and Columbia was a 2-0 winner agaisnt Brown. Today's schedule features two matchups of 1-0 teams and two meetings of 0-1 squads as Columbia visits Cornell, Princeton hosts Yale and Dartmouth travels to Brown.
The Crimson visits crosstown rival Northeastern Wednesday afternoon before beginning a four-game homestand.