Crimson Takes On Bears Saturday at Jordan

Crimson Takes On Bears Saturday at Jordan

Freshman Molly Stansik has played in all seven Crimson games, starting six (photo courtesy David Silverman).

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Game On
The Harvard field hockey team hosts Brown for an Ivy League matchup and the first of four straight home games Saturday at noon at Jordan Field.

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Last Time Out
Northeastern got three goals from Crystal Poland en route to a 6-0 win against the Crimson (3-4, 0-2 Ivy League) Wednesday afternoon in Boston. Cynthia Tassopoulos made 11 saves, including stops on all five of the Huskies' shots in the second half. Georgia McGillivray made a defensive save in the first half.

Among the Leaders
Chloe Keating began the week ranked 19th in the nation with an per-game goal-scoring average of 1.0 and ranked 21st with an average of 0.67 assists per game. Carly Dickson stood 37th nationally in assists per game with 0.6. Cynthia Tassopoulos ranked 16th with 7.0 saves per game.

Crimson Capsule
With 16 points on six goals and four assists, Chloe Keating is Harvard's team leader in points and goals and shares the assists lead with Carly Dickson. Cynthia Tassopoulos owns a .688 save percentage.

History Lesson
Harvard holds a 19-7-6 lead in the all-time series against Brown. The Bears posted 1-0 wins against the Crimson in 2005 and 2006, halting a 12-game Crimson win streak in the series. Harvard has since taken the last two meetings, 4-1 at Jordan in 2007 and 2-0 last season in Providence, R.I.

Scouting the Bears
Brown (3-5, 0-2 Ivy League) is seeking its first road win as well as its first league victory, having begun Ivy play with a 2-0 loss at Columbia and an 8-3 home loss to Dartmouth. Caroline Washburn made a career-high 17 saves in the Bears' most recent game, a 2-1 loss Tuesday at Fairfield.

Kit Masini leads Brown with 11 points and is one of three players sharing the team lead with four goals each. Leslie Springmeyer paces the Bears with four assists, while Washburn owns a .681 save percentage.

Around the League
Columbia and Princeton begin the weekend of Ivy League play Friday night in New Jersey. Elsewhere Saturday, Dartmouth plays at Penn and Cornell visits Yale.

Coming Attractions
The Crimson's next three games are home, non-conference contests. First up is Massachusetts, Tuesday at 6 p.m.