ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

No. 16 Field Hockey's Late Comeback Capped by Huibregtsen OT Goal in 2-1 Win at Yale

No. 16 Field Hockey's Late Comeback Capped by Huibregtsen OT Goal in 2-1 Win at Yale

Freshman Tessel Huibregtsen scored her first collegiate goal in overtime to lift Harvard past Yale. (Gil Talbot)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
A dramatic comeback for No. 16 Harvard field hockey (5-2, 1-0 Ivy League) was capped off by freshman Tessel Huibregtsen's first collegiate goal 4:34 into the first overtime, lifting the Crimson past Yale (3-3, 0-1 Ivy League), 2-1 at Johnson Field.

In the Ivy League opener for both teams, Harvard trailed 1-0 after Yale's Carol Middough put the Bulldogs on the board at 19:27 of the first half.

Despite dominating the stat sheet (28-8 in shots, 19-6 in shots on goal), Harvard remained behind late in the game, pulling goalkeeper Libby Manela (five saves) with just over five minutes to go in regulation.

The Crimson responded with a flurry in the final minute, as Kathleen Young put in a rebound off a penalty corner shot from Bente van Vlijmen with :36 to go.

Then Huibregtsen won it in overtime, again on a rebound off a shot from van Vlijmen, as the freshman beat Yale goalkeeper Sydney Terroso from in close to lift Harvard to its third straight victory.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Young's goal gives her points in four straight games. The junior now leads the team with 11 points (four goals, three assists) on the season.
  • This marks the second time this season that Harvard has scored in the final minute of a game to force overtime, as the Crimson accomplished the same feat at No. 13 Stanford on Sept. 4.
  • Goalkeeper Libby Manela has allowed one goal or less in three of four starts this season.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard has won its last 10 Ivy League games dating back to the 2015 season.
  • The Crimson has won five straight in the series against Yale and improved to 24-15-7 all-time against the Bulldogs.

What's Next:
Harvard returns home to face Lafayette on Sunday (Sept. 24, 2 p.m) The game will air on the Ivy League Network.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS