Photo courtesy of David Silverman Photography.
The Harvard field hockey team wraps up the 2009 season with an Ivy League matchup at Columbia Friday at 3 p.m.
Last Time Out
Harvard fought back from deficits of 2-0 and 4-2 to tie the game and send it in to overtime Tuesday night against New Hampshire. The Wildcats strike first in the extra session to pick up the victory, 5-4. Carly Dickson scored twice for the Crimson, while freshman Nina Kucharczyk and sophomore Allie Kimmel also found the back of the cage. Kucharczyk's tally was her first in a Harvard uniform.
With an average of 8.9 saves per game, Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks seventh nationally. She owns a .698 save percentage. Chloe Keating leads Harvard with 23 points on a team-high nine goals and five assists, while Carly Dickson is the team’s second-leading scorer with 18 points. She paces the team in assists with six on the year. Emma Keller and Allie Kimmel have five goals each.
Harvard leads the overall series with Columbia, 10-2, but the Lions have had the upper hand in the last two meetings. Columbia defeated Harvard, 3-1, last year at Jordan Field for its second straight win.
Scouting the Lions
Columbia sports an 8-8 overall record and a 2-4 conference mark. Julia Garrison and Christine Buszczak lead the offense with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Garrison has five goals and two assist, while Buszczak has three goals and five helpers. Christie O’Hara has seen the most time in the cage and sports a 2.47 goals-against average, but Erin Conway was played in the last three contests. She sports a 2.30 goals-against average and has saved 50 percent of shots faced.