Women's Soccer Returns Home, Faces Hofstra Friday Afternoon
Cheta Emba and the Crimson are 3-0 at home in 2011 (Gil Talbot).
The Crimson looks to remain unbeaten at home, as Harvard hosts Hofstra in a non-conference contest at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Live statistics will be available for Friday's game.
Harvard and Hofstra have only met once, a 3-2 victory for the Pride back in 2009.
Melanie Baskind leads Harvard in goals (two) and points (six) and is tied with teammate Meg Casscells-Hamby for the Crimson lead in assists (two). Lauren Urke (1-1-3) and Elizabeth Weisman (1-1-3) are tied for second on the team in scoring.
The Crimson has outshot opponents, 81-54, and has earned more than three time as many corner kicks as the opposition, 37-12. Harvard has tallied seven goals, while surrendering eight goals by opponents.
With five goals and 10 points, Laura Greene paces the Pride in tallies and scoring. Greene also has netted two game-winners on the season, while Courtney Breen, Sam Scolarici, Brittany Butts and Caylin Dudley have scored one goal apiece.
Goalkeeper Emily Morphitis has started all five games and is 3-2 with one shutout. She also owns a 0.65 goals-against mark, having just surrendered three goals, and has a .812 save percentage.
Hofstra is outscoring teams, 9-3, including 7-2 in the first half of games. The Pride has also earned 35 corner kicks, compared to only 14 for the opposition.
Home, Sweet Home:
Harvard stands at 3-0 at home, but is 0-2 on the road this fall. The Crimson has outscored teams, 6-3, in home games, but opponents have outscored Harvard, 5-1, in road contests away from Cambridge. Including the game against Hofstra, the Crimson has eight more contests at home this fall. Over the last two seasons, Harvard has gone 8-1-1 at home, including 4-0-1 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Lauren Urke was tabbed Ivy League Rookie of the Week Sept. 12, after she scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning tally in the Crimson's 3-1 win over Connecticut Sept. 11.
The Crimson visits Rhode Island Sunday afternoon before returning home for the Ivy League opener against Penn. That game will be held at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.