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Women's Soccer Looks to Build on Momentum, Welcomes UConn to Ohiri Sunday

Rebecca Millock and the Crimson have won the first two home games this season (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Crimson, which has won two straight home games, hosts Connecticut in the first game played at Ohiri Field this fall.

Harvard enters the game 2-1 overall, while the Huskies own a 3-2 mark. The Crimson is coming off consecutive home wins over Elon and Massachusetts, while UConn defeated Boston University, 3-0, Friday evening.

Follow From Home:
Live statistics will be available for Sunday's contest.
The Matchup:
Harvard and UConn have played 29 times, with the Huskies owning the series lead, 24-4-1. The Crimson's last win against the Huskies came in 2004, a 1-0 victory at Ohiri Field. UConn has taken the last two meetings between the schools, including a 3-1 victory in Storrs, Conn., in 2009.

About Harvard:
Co-captain Melanie Baskind, a nominee for the prestiguous Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, paces the Crimson in scoring with two goals and one assist for five points. Elizabeth Weisman (1-1-3), Peyton Johnson (1-0-2) and Kate Makaroff (1-0-2) have also scored goals for Harvard this fall.

Between the pipes, Alexandra Millet has played the most minutes and owns a 0.52 goals-against average, to go along with a .857 save percentage. Bethany Kanten (1-1) boasts a 2.00 goals-against mark, while Jessica Wright (1-0) has made one save.

The Crimson has earned 31 corner kicks this season, while allowing only eight by the opposition. Harvard is outscoring teams, 5-4, and has more than twice as many shots as the opposition, 65-30.

About Connecticut:
The Huskies have won three of their last four games to improve to 3-2 on the season. Devin Prendergast (3-0-6) has scored three goals on only six shots and leads the team in scoring. Danielle Schulmann has netted two goals, while Linda Ruutu has handed out a team-best two assists.

In net, Jessica Dulski has started all five games and has allowed only four goals. She owns a 3-2 record, to go along with two shutouts, a 0.80 goals-against average and a .875 save percentage.

Home, Sweet Home:
Over the last two seasons, Harvard owns a 7-1-1 record at home and is 2-0 at home this season, with both wins coming at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. Harvard was 3-1 at Ohiri Field in 2010.

Late-Game Heroics:
In both of Harvard's wins this fall, the Crimson has netted the game-winner in the final minutes of action. Melanie Baskind scored the game-winning goal with 1:20 remaining against Massachusetts, while Elizabeeth Weisman had the winner with 3:29 to go against Elon.

Coming Up:
The Crimson visits local rival Boston University Wednesday at 7 p.m., before returning home to play Hofstra Friday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. The game against the Pride will be held at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.