NEW YORK, N.Y. – Freshman Mimi Tarrant had two goals and an assist as No. 16 Harvard field hockey (13-4, 6-1 Ivy League) completed one of its finest regular seasons in program history with a 4-0 win over Columbia (9-8, 4-3 Ivy League) on Sunday.
Freshman Mimi Tarrant got things going for Harvard early, taking a feed from Natalie Sicher and beating Columbia goalkeeper Katie Dempsey from in close at the 5:50 mark to put the Crimson up 1-0.
Harvard had several quality scoring chances throughout the first half, outshooting the Lions, 9-0 with six penalty corners and taking the one goal lead into the half.
The Crimson broke through for three second half goals, as Maddie Earle scored off a penalty corner at 53:15 to make it a 2-0 Harvard lead. Bente van Vlijmen added her 11th goal of the season, and Tarrant sealed the win with her second of the day at 60:40 to put Harvard up 4-0.
- Freshman Mimi Tarrant (two goals, assist) added her 11th and 12th goals of the season and leads all Ivy League freshmen with 33 points (12 goals, nine assists) on the season.
- Bente van Vlijmen set a new single-season high with her 11th goal of the year.
- Harvard outshot Columbia 25-1 for the game, including a 9-0 edge on penalty corners.
- With a 13-4 record (6-1 Ivy League), Harvard has a new program record for wins in single season, breaking the mark established last year, when the Crimson finished the year 12-6 (7-0 Ivy League).
Harvard will await the NCAA Field Hockey Selection Announcement tonight at 10 p.m., which will air on NCAA.com.