Ellie Cookson has a team-high nine assists this season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard field hockey team (8-6) will wrap up the out-of-conference portion of its schedule Tuesday evening at Jordan hosting, hosting No. 11 Boston College (12-5) at 6 p.m.
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The Crimson will looking to right the ship Tuesday night after suffering its second straight 1-0 defeat over the weekend. Travelling to New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 25, Harvard faced off against the Princeton Tigers, and despite some solid scoring opportunities, the Crimson fell to its Ivy League foes.
The Crimson offense will need to get back to its early-season form, which has led to six different players reaching double-digit points. Leading scorer Noel Painter has seven goals and 18 points while rookie Ellie Cookson has provided her teammates nine assists to go with one goal. As a team, the Crimson has 31 goals this season and has held its opponents to just 20 scores.
Harvard's stifling defense has been anchored by the exceptional goalkeeping of junior Issy Davies. Playing just under 1000 minutes in the cage, Davies has posted a 1.44 goals-against average and has recorded 47 saves.
Series History: Boston College
With victories in the last nine meetings, the Eagles hold a 12-19-1 advantage in the all-time series against the Crimson. Boston College won last year's meeting on its home turf, 5-2, with Marissa Balleza tallying both Crimson goals. Harvard last downed BC in 2003 by a score of 2-1.
About the Eagles
Boston College is coming off its fourth victory this season over a top-10 team, as it knocked off No. 8 Virginia, 5-3, on Friday. The Eagles are on a four-game win streak, scoring five or more goals in three of those contests.
A trio of Eagles has over 20 points this season. Twin sisters Eryn and Emily McCoy are both over the 20-point plateau at 23 (nine goals) and 21 (10 goals), respectively. Emma Plasterus has six goals and a team high nine assists for 21 points as well.
Leah Settipane has started all 17 games in goal for the Eagles, putting up a 1.77 GAA, two shutouts and 96 saves.
Securing a Spot in the Record Books
With seven goals and 18 points this season, senior Noel Painter has moved into the top-10 in the Harvard record books in both categories. With 26 goals, she ranks fifth all-time, while her 66 points places her seventh.
Lending a Helping Hand
With nine assists in her rookie campaign, Cookson is tied for eighth most in a single season in program history. With one more assist, she can become just the eighth Harvard field hockey player to record double-digit assists in a single year. The all-time record is 18 set by Jen McDavitt in 2004.
Ivy League Weekly Honors
Sept. 9 - Noel Painter – Honor Roll
Sept. 16 – Ellie Cookson, Issy Davies – Honor Roll
Sept. 23 – Ellie Cockson, Marissa Balleza – Honor Roll
Sept. 30 – Marissa Balleza – Honor Roll
Oct. 7 – Noel Painter, Elizabeth Jacobson – Honor Roll
Oct. 14 – Hannah Wellington – Co-Rookie of the Week, Kaitlyn Boudah – Honor Roll
Oct. 21 – Issy Davies, Catriona McDonald – Honor Roll