WORCESTER, Mass.—Four different players—including a pair of sisters—scored goals as the Harvard field hockey team opened the 2011 season with a 4-0 win against Holy Cross on the Hart Turf Field.
Georgia McGillivray, Rachael Rosenfeld, Sydney Jenkins and Bridget McGillivray scored for the Crimson (1-0), which oushot the Crusaders (0-2) by an 18-6 margin and held a 13-4 edge in penalty corners. Cynthia Tassopoulos logged the shutout with four saves.
After controlling much of the first half without putting the ball in the cage, the Crimson broke through on Georgia McGillivray's goal off a penalty corner 25:30 into the game, with Noel Painter inserting and Mariah Pewarski stopping. Another penalty corner led to the second Harvard tally. Carly Dickson sent a shot toward the right post, and Rosenfeld redirected it past HC goalie Kat Matchett at 31:45 of the first half.
It took less than two minutes for Jenkins to make it 3-0 with her first collegiate tally. She ripped a high shot into the top left corner of the goal from the right side of the circle after dribbling in from close to midfield. Harvard held an 11-3 edge in shots and an 8-3 advantage in corners in the opening half.
Bridget McGillivray added a fourth Crimson goal 16 minutes into the second half. Matchett stopped Dickson's shot off a corner, but McGillivray collected the rebound and roofed a reverse flick into the top right corner for her first collegiate score.
Tassopoulos made some nice plays late to keep the Crusaders of the board, while Matchett finished with five saves.