Freshman Mimi Tarrant scored twice, including the overtime game-winner, to lift Harvard past Cornell. (Gil Talbot)
ITHACA, N.Y. – Freshman forward Mimi Tarrant scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime to lift No. 13 Harvard field hockey (10-3, 4-0 Ivy) to a 4-3 win at Cornell (7-4, 1-3 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon.
Just over 4:55 into the extra frame, Emily Duarte made a great run down the left side of the field into the circle and fed the ball across the goal frame. Cornell goalie Maddie Henry got a piece of the ball, but Tarrant was there to find the open net and give Harvard the win.
The Crimson scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the game, as Tessel Huibregtsen scored on a rebound just 2:13 into the contest, and Natalie Sicher added another rebound goal at the 9:40 mark to put Harvard up 2-0.
Tarrant scored her first goal of the game to help Harvard maintain its two-goal lead early in the second half, scoring from in close at 40:04.
Cornell scored on a penalty stroke from Kirsten Pienaar at 48:45, then tied the game on Krysten Mayers' score at 56:10, setting up the exciting finish.
- Senior goalkeeper Olivia Startup earned her seventh win of the season in seven starts (UC Davis, Pacific, Northeastern, Lafayette, Holy Cross, Brown, Cornell)
- Freshman Mimi Tarrant notched her second career two-goal game (Northeastern, Cornell) with a season-best eight shots.
- Freshman Natalie Sicher scored her first career goal and became the fourth freshman to score in a game this season.
- Harvard extended its Ivy League winning streak to 13 games (dating back to 2015) with the Crimson outscoring conference opponents 50-11 during the run.
- Harvard moved to 2-2 in overtime games this season, including an overtime win at Yale (W, 2-1) on Sept. 23.
Harvard takes on rival Princeton next Saturday (Oct. 21, 12 p.m.) at Berylson Field in a game that will air on the Ivy League Network.