Dartmouth Scores in Overtime to Down Harvard Field Hockey, 1-0
Mariah Pewarski led Harvard with two shots, both on goal (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
HANOVER, N.H.—Dartmouth's Lisa Masini scored the game's only goal in the sixth minute of overtime to lift the Big Green to a 1-0 win against the visiting Harvard field hockey team Saturday afternoon at Chase AstroTurf Field.
Cynthia Tassopoulos made four saves for the Crimson (3-13, 1-5 Ivy League), while Meagan Vakiener recorded three stops for the Big Green (9-6, 3-3), including a kick save on a Harvard give-and-go play late in the second half. Dartmouth held slim edges of 10-8 in shots and 8-5 in penalty corners. Harvard suffered its second overtime loss and third one-goal loss of the Ivy season.
"It was a great battle, and both teams competed really hard," said Harvard head coach Sue Caples. "We played a complete game and played well. We were rock solid defensively and had a lot of legitimate goal-scoring opportunities. We need to keep creating those opportunities and develop the poise and composure to finish."
Masini tallied an unassisted goal at the 75:28 mark for the game's only scoring. She scored after carrying the ball into the circle and using a spin move to get free for the shot, which she put into the left corner of the goal.
Harvard co-captain KJ Warren made her return from injury to see her first game action since 2008.
The Crimson concludes its season Nov. 6, when it hosts Columbia at Jordan Field at 1 p.m.