Women's Soccer Hosts UNH in Non-Conference Tilt Sunday Afternoon
Peyton Johnson assisted on both Harvard goals in the win over Penn Friday (Gil Talbot).
The Crimson welcomes New Hampshire in a non-conference matchup at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
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Weather permitting, live statistics will be available for Sunday's contest.
Harvard owns an 18-2-3 advantage in the all-time series against UNH, which began back in 1983. Harvard has won the last six meetings between the schools and is 4-0 against the Wildcats under head coach Ray Leone. Last season, the Crimson defeated UNH, 2-0, in Durham N.H., on Sept. 5.
The Crimson is coming off a 2-0 victory over Penn in the Ivy League opener Friday evening. Melanie Baskind scored both Crimson goals, while Peyton Johnson assisted on the two tallies in the win.
In net, Cheta Emba stands at 2-0 with a 0.48 goals-against mark and seven saves, while Bethany Kanten is 1-2 with 13 stops and a 1.69 goals-against mark.
Opponents are outscoring the Crimson, 16-15, this season, but Harvard holds a large advantage in shots, 131-88, and in corner kicks, 53-23.
About New Hampshire:
The Wildcats are coming off a 2-0 shutout victory over Holy Cross Sept. 21. Kelly Spencer and Chelsea Kuss each netted goals in the win against the Crusaders, while Erica Correa stopped two shots to earn the clean sheet.
Correa has started all nine games this season and is 2-6-1 with a 1.26 goals-against mark. She has also made 41 saves, to go along with a .788 save percentage.
Kuss (1-1-3) paces the team in scoring, while Monique Lamotte (1-0-2) leads the Wildcats with 12 shots. UNH has been outscored, 13-5, overall this fall. The Wildcats have earned 15 corner kicks and have mustered 81 shots as a team.
Spreading Around The Offense:
Five different Crimson players have scored multiple goals this fall: Melanie Baskind, Meg Casscells-Hamby, Elizabeth Weisman, Alexandra Conigliaro and Kate Makaroff. Casscells-Hamby leads Harvard with three assists.
Cheta Emba and Bethany Kanten combined to earn Harvard's first shutout of the season in the Crimson's 2-0 win over Penn Friday. Emba recorded one stop in the first half, while Kanten turned aside three shots in the second stanza.
The Crimson visits archrival Yale Saturday, Oct. 1, before hosting Fairfield at Ohiri Field Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.