Women's Soccer Welcomes Quinnipiac in Final Non-Conference Game Monday Evening
Senior Kerry Kartsonis and the Crimson bring a 6-6-1 overall record into Monday evening's contest (Gil Talbot).
Ivy League Standings
Vote Katherine Sheeleigh for Lowe's Senior Class Award
Melanie Baskind Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Harvard hosts Quinnipiac in the final non-conference game of the season. The Crimson, which is coming off an impressive 4-0 victory at Princeton, enters the week 6-6-1 while the Bobcats are 5-6-3 overall. Harvard boasts a 3-4-1 record against non-conference foes this fall.
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Live statistics will be available for Monday evening's game.
The Crimson stands tied for second with Princeton in the Ivy League with a 3-2-0 record. Harvard, wich has amassed nine points this season, trailed Penn (3-1-1) and Columbia (3-1-1) by one point in the conference standings.
Katherine Sheeleigh (7-5-19) leads the team with 19 points. With five goals on the season, Sheeleigh is tied with Melanie Baskind (7-3-17)for the team lead in goals with seven. In Harvard's 4-0 win at Princeton, Baskind scored two goals and assisted on two other tallies to finish the game with a career-best six points.
Goalkeepers Alexandra Millet (2-4-1) and Jessica Wright (4-2-0) have split time in net. Millet made five saves to earn the shutout at Princeton and sports a 1.57 goals-agianst average on the season.
The Bobcats are coming off a 1-0 victory on the road at Bryant Friday. The team is 2-1-1 in its last four games, but is 1-4-3 in road contests this fall.
Furtuna Velaj (5-4-14) and Jillian Strassner (4-1-9) have combined for nine of Quinnipiac's 16 goals. Strassner paces the team with three game-winning tallies, while Velaj has mustered 68 shots, including 29 on net.
Goalkeeper Jillian Kelley has started every game in net and is 5-6-3 with three clean sheets. She also boasts a 1.30 goals-against average, to go along with 68 saves and a .782 save percentage.
Opponents have outscored the Bobcats, 19-16, including 11-8 in the first half. Quinnipiac has earned 86 corner kicks, while its opponents have 51 on the season.
A History Lesson:
Harvard has played Cornell annually since 1980 defeating the Big Red in the inaugural game, 5-0, at home. The Crimson leads the all time series 20-3-6. Harvard has shut out Cornell 16 times, with 11 of those shutouts coming at home.
Climbing The Charts:
With her 19 points this fall, Katherine Sheeleigh has moved to sixth on Harvard's all-time scoring list with 73 points. She is also fifth with 29 career goals. Melanie Baskind now stands 11th with 50 career points and 12th with 17 goals.
Katherine Sheeleigh -- All CLASS:
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 until Nov. 14 at SeniorCLASSAward.com. 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.
The Crimson will play its final road game of the regular season at Dartmouth Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Harvard will then return home for Senior Day against Columbia Nov. 6.