Harvard Field Hockey Closes 2010 by Hosting Columbia Saturday
Curtis, Warren and Keating will be honored before Saturday's game.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard field hockey team wraps up the 2010 season by facing Ivy League opponent Columbia on Senior Day, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jordan Field.
Follow From Home
Admission to Harvard home field hockey games is free, but fans who cannot make it to Jordan Field can follow the action online. Harvard's GameCentral portal features live video with a single-game or season subscription, while GoCrimson.com offers free live statistics.
Checking in with Coach Caples
Scroll down to see an interview with Harvard head coach Sue Caples. She discusses the impact of her seniors and looks ahead to Saturday's game.
Today's game marks the final contest in the careers of Crimson seniors Pilar Curtis, Chloe Keating and KJ Warren. All three have battled injuries, but when healthy, each has been a starter since her sophomore year. They have earned All-Ivy League and national all-academic recognition as well as year-end awards chosen by their teammates. Harvard Athletics thanks these student-athletes for their commitment and contributions to the field hockey program over the last four years and wishes them the best in the future.
Last Time Out
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 Crimson last weekend in Hanover, N.H. Cynthia Tassopoulos made four saves for Harvard.
Chloe Keating leads the Crimson with 15 points, five goals and five assists. Emma Keller has recorded four goals and nine points, while Carly Dickson has logged four assists and eight points. Pilar Curtis shares the Ivy League lead with two defensive saves in league play.
Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks 16th nationally with 6.88 saves per game. In Ivy play, she ranks second in the league in save percentage (.771), third in saves per game (6.17) and fourth in goals-against average (1.70).
Julia Garrison scored in overtime to lift Columbia to a 2-1 win against Harvard last season in New York City. The Lions' Maggie O'Connor scored three minutes into the game, before Georgia McGillivray tied the score early in the second half. Cynthia Tassopoulos made seven saves.
Scouting the Lions
Four of Columbia's six Ivy games have been decided by one goal, most recently a 3-2 overtime loss last weekend at Yale. The Lions' offense is paced by Gabby Kozlowski (15 goals, 32 points) and Julia Garrison (10 goals, 24 points). Christie O'Hara has average a league-high 7.50 saves per Ivy game. She owns a .682 save percentage and 3.30 goals-against average in league play.