Women's Soccer Visits Brown for an Ivy Road Contest
Senior Kerry Kartsonis scored Harvard's second goal in the 2-0 win over Cornell Oct. 9 (Gil Talbot).
The Harvard women's soccer team looks to extend its winning streak to four games when the Crimson visits Brown in an Ivy League contest Saturday at 2 p.m. The Crimson enters the weekend 5-4-1 overall and 2-1-0 in the Ancient Eight, while the Bears are 5-4-3 and 0-1-2 in the Ivy League.
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The Crimson is coming off a 2-0 victory at home against Cornell Oct. 9. Lindsey Kowal and Kerry Kartsonis supplied the Harvard offense with a goal apiece, while Jessica Wright recorded her first career shutout, making three saves.
Katherine Sheeleigh (5-4-14) leads the team with 14 points and is 23rd in the nation with 1.75 points per game. She is now sixth all time in Harvard history with 68 points and sixth in goals scored with 27. With five goals on the season, Sheeleigh is tied with Melanie Baskind for the team lead. Peyton Johnson, Alexandra Conigliaro, Elizabeth Weisman, and Patricia Yau have all scored once this season.
Goalkeepers Jessica Wright (4-2-0) and Alexandra Millet (1-2-1) have split time in net. Millet has started four games with a 1.76 goals against average and 17 saves, while Wright also owns a 1.76 goals-against mark with 32 saves.
The Bears are 1-1-2 in their last four contests, but dropped their last game, 1-0, at Princeton Oct. 9. Brown is unbeaten at home this fall, going 3-0-3 during that stretch.
With three goals and three assists, Gina Walker leads the Bears with nine points, while Mika Siegelman (3-0-6) is tied for first in goals. Maddie Weiner (2-1-5), Kiersten Berg (2-0-4) and Erika Lum (2-0-4) have also notched multiple scores this season.
Goalkeepers M.C. Barrett and Amber Bledsoe have each played in all 12 games this season, with Bledsoe starting all of them. She is 2-3-2 with an 1.17 goals-against average and 17 saves. Barrett, meanwhile owns a 3-1-1 mark with 38 stops and a 1.03 goals-against mark. Brown has outscored teams, 16-14, in its 12 games this fall.
Katherine Sheeleigh has been named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence. Fans can vote for Sheeleigh online here until Nov. 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner. The winner will be announced at the Women's College Cup in December.
A History Lesson:
Harvard leads the all-time series against Brown, 20-17-3, and has won the last two meetings between the schools. Last season on Oct. 17, the Crimson earned a 1-0 victory in overtime at Ohiri Field, as Katherine Sheeleigh netted the game-winner in the 93rd minute.
Around the Ivy League:
The Crimson heads into the weekend tied for third with Penn in the Ancient Eight with six points and a 2-1-0 record. Princeton (3-0-0, nine points) and Columbia (2-0-1, seven points) sit first and second, respectively, in the conference. In other Ivy games Saturday, Yale visits Cornell, Columbia welcomes Princeton and Dartmouth hosts Penn.
The Crimson will visit Siena in a non-conference matchup Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m., before heading to Princeton, N.J., to take on the Tigers Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.