Harvard Beats Cornell on Goodman-Bacon’s Second-Half Goal

Harvard Beats Cornell on Goodman-Bacon’s Second-Half Goal

 In addition to her goal, Goodman-Bacon contributed on the defensive end to help Harvard post the shutout (photo courtesy David Silverman).

ITHACA, N.Y.-Senior co-captain Elizabeth Goodman-Bacon scored the game's lone goal early in the second half to lift the Harvard field hockey team to a 1-0 road win against Cornell Saturday afternoon at Dodson Field.

Freshman Cynthia Tassopoulos made eight saves to earn the first shutout of her career and help the Crimson (5-7, 2-2 Ivy League) even its conference record. Goodman-Bacon scored in the fifth minute of the second half. Following a penalty corner, she took a pass from sophomore Carly Dickson at the right post and tipped the ball past Cornell goalie Melanie Jue for her second goal of the season.

Tassopoulos made four saves in each half, while Jue stopped two in the first half and three in the second. Goodman-Bacon got another ball past Jue later in the second half, but Stephanie Sanders made a defensive save to keep the Big Red (8-3, 2-2) in the game. Cornell held a 15-10 edge in shots and a 9-5 advantage in penalty corners.

The win lifted the Crimson into a tie with Cornell for third place in the Ivy League standings. Harvard handed Cornell just its second loss in 12 home games since the Big Red made Dodson Field its home field at the start of last season.