Field Hockey Hosts Northeastern in Midweek Matchup

Field Hockey Hosts Northeastern in Midweek Matchup

Photo of Georgia McGillivray courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard field hockey team seeks its third win in four home games this season as it takes on Northeastern Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jordan Field.

Follow From Home
Admission to Harvard home field hockey games is free, but fans who cannot make it to Jordan Field can follow the action online. Harvard's GameCentral portal features live video with a single-game or season subscription, while offers free live statistics.

Last Time Out
In the Ivy League opener for Harvard and Yale, the Crimson fell short in a 1-0 defeat at Jordan.  Harvard's Cynthia Tassopoulos had six saves on the afternoon, but it was Mia Rosati's goal with 3:18 left to play that secured the victory for the Bulldogs. 

Crimson Capsule
The Crimson's leading scorer is Chloe Keating, with four goals and eleven points.  She has six career game winning goals, with two of them against Northeastern.

Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks 14th nationally with a .773 save percentage and 25th with a 1.59 goals-against average.

History Lesson
In the teams' last meeting, the Huskies blanked the Crimson, 6-0, at Sweeney Field.  The last series victory for the Crimson was in 2008 when Harvard defeated Northeastern, 4-3.  Kylie Stone '09 made 11 saves while Georgia McGillivray and Chloe Keating were among Harvard's goal-scorers.

Scouting the Huskies
After a 9-9 finish in 2009, Northeastern opened this season with consecutive losses to Northwestern, Syracuse and Massachusetts.  The Huskies have since turned things around by  winning three straight, against Maine, Quinnipiac and Boston University, before suffering a 2-0, shutout loss to Providence in their last home game.

Northeastern scoring leaders are Kaela Barker and Crystal Poland, who have scored three goals each. Goalkeeper Lizzie Priest has 47 saves this season with a 2.76 goals against average, a .758 save percentage and a shutout against BU.

Up Next
The Crimson travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn Saturday at noon.