Pictured: Seniors (L to R) Lauren Mann, Christina Hagner,
Lizzy Nichols and Kelli Okuji will play their final home match of
the regular season.
Photo courtesy of Ray Leone.
Ivy League Standings
The Crimson looks to remain on top of the Ivy League standings. Coming into Saturday’s action, Harvard is tied for first place in the Ancient Eight with Yale with a record of 4-1 in league play. The Crimson are in search of its second consecutive Ivy title.
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Today’s match will be the 32nd time that these two schools have met. Harvard holds a 15-13-3 advantage against the Big Green. Last season, the match ended in a 1-1 draw in Hanover, N.H.
Last time out, the Crimson had its six-game unbeaten streak snapped. falling to Princeton 1-0. Melanie Baskind led Harvard with five shots, four on frame, while Katherine Sheeleigh and Gina Wideroff each fired three shots. Overall, the Crimson managed to get 10 shots on goal but could not find the back of the cage. Lauren Mann made two saves in the contest.
Sheeleigh leads the team with six goals and four assists for 16 points. Alexandra Congliaro and Baskind lead the team in assists with five. Ten players have notched goals for Harvard this season and 15 players have recorded a point.
Mann has started all 14 games between the posts for the Crimson. She owns a .718 save percentage and has three shutouts to her credit.
Dartmouth enters today’s match with an 8-6 overall record and a 3-2 mark in the Ivy League. The Big Green enters the match on a two-game winning streak, shutting out Vermont and Columbia.
The Big Green is led by Aly O’Dea with six goals and one assist. Myra Sack and Peyton Tata each have notched three goals while Becky Poskin and Kelsey Quick have each netted a pair of scores.
In goal, Colleen Hogan has started 13 of the Big Green’s 14 games. Hogan boasts a 1.20 goals-against average and has four clean sheets to her credit.
With Ivy League play half over, Harvard finds itself sharing the league lead with four wins, one loss and no draws. The Crimson has two games remaining against conference opponents this season, today’s being the final game played at the friendly confines of Ohiri Field. Harvard plays Columbia on the road to close out the season Nov. 7.
One Last Home Hoorah:
Today’s match marks the final time that Christina Hagner, Mann, Lizzy Nichols and Kelli Okuji will play a regular-season game at Ohiri Field. To this day, these four players have won 30 games as a member of the Harvard women’s socccer team. Their hardwork and dedication are well appreciated.
The Crimson finish up the regular-season on the road at Columbia, Nov. 7. The match is slated to start at 7 pm.