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Harvard Women's Soccer Welcomes Dayton Friday Evening

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Meg Casscells-Hamby and the Crimson are 10-1-1 in their last 12 home games (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Harvard women's soccer team looks to remain unbeaten on the year, as the Crimson hosts Dayton Friday evening at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

The Crimson stands at 1-0-1, while the Flyers are 3-3 overall.

The Series:
Harvard and Dayton have never met on the soccer field. 

About Harvard:
The Crimson moved to 1-0-1 by earning a 2-2 tie against Boston University Monday evening. Taryn Kurcz scored both Harvard goals, while Bethany Kanten made five saves in net. 

Peyton Johnson (1-2-4) and Kurcz (2-0-4) are tied for the team lead with four points apiece, while Haley Washburn also has a goal this fall.

Kanten has recorded 10 saves and owns a 0.90 goals-against average and .833 save percentage. She earned a shutout against Massachusetts Aug. 31, turning aside five shots.
Harvard is outscoring teams, 4-2, and outshooting opponents, 37-28. Harvard also owns an edge in corner kicks earned, 14-11. 

About Dayton:
The Flyers opened the year with a 3-1 record, but have dropped two straight games to Central Michigan, 4-2, and DePaul, 2-1, in overtime. 

Dayton has scored a total of 17 goals in its first six games, with Juliana Libertin leading the way with five tallies of her own. Libertin (5-4-14) and Colleen Williams (4-6-14) are Dayton's leading scorers, while Ashley Campbell (4-1-9) is also a goal scoring threat.

In net, Jordin Melchert is 2-1 with 14 saves and a 2.15 goals-against average, while Katherine Boone has also seen significant time and is 1-2 with a 1.88 goals-against mark.

March To 250:
Head coach Ray Leone needs only seven victories to reach 250 for his illustrious career. Leone sports a 243-131-37 (.636) record over the course of 22 seasons entering Friday evening. 

In his six years with the Crimson, Leone owns a 51-28-10 (.629) record.

Home Is Where The Wins Are:
Over the last two seasons, Harvard owns a 10-1-1 record at home. The Crimson, which is slated to play nine home games this fall, is 0-0-1 this year after playing BU to a 2-2 tie Sept. 3.

Scoring Late:
Harvard has scored three of its four goals in the second half of games this fall. The Crimson tallied both of its scores in its win over UMass in the final 45 minutes and added one of its two tallies against BU in the second stanza.

Coming Up:
The Crimson will play its next two games on the road, visiting Colgate Sept. 9 and Quinnipiac Sept. 12. Harvard will return home to face Boston College Sept. 15.