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Terriers Survive Crimson Corners to Win, 3-1

Dickson scored her third goal of the season (photo courtesy David Silverman).

CAMBRIDGE,  Mass.-Boston University got two goals from Jacinda McLeod and withstood 10 Harvard penalty corners and 12 saves by Crimson freshman Cynthia Tassopoulos to post a 3-1 win against the Harvard field hockey team Wednesday evening at Jordan Field.

Carly Dickson scored a second-half goal for Harvard (4-7), which held a 10-7 edge in corners. Amanda Smith and Julie Collins made two saves each for the Terriers (6-8). BU held a 21-13 shots advantage and got a goal from Maryette Stuart and two assists from Nikki Lloyd. Kim Goh and Pilar Curtis recorded defensive saves for the Crimson.

Neither team got on the board until the 29th minute, when McLeod scored for the Terriers. After her initial shot was saved by Tassopoulos, Lloyd got the ball on the left side of the circle and passed back to McLeod in the middle. She wound up for a shot low to the right side. Harvard picked up its attack late in the half, earning three corners in the minutes leading up to the break, but Smith and the BU defenders stopped each of Harvard's three shots in the period.

BU struck first early in an action-packed second half. Stuart collected the ball of the stick of Lloyd on the left end line and banked in a shot off Tassopoulos that was ruled a goal following a brief deliberation among the officials. McLeod added a second goal off a corner 15 minutes after halftime. Dickson had a corner goal of her own about seven minutes later. Inserter Kristin Bannon and stopper Georgia McGillivray assisted on the play. The Terriers outshot the Crimson, 14-10, in the second half.