Northeastern Holds Off Harvard Field Hockey, 1-0

Tassopoulos registered a season-high save total (photo courtesy Gil Talbot). Buy Now
Tassopoulos registered a season-high save total (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

BOSTON—Kaela Barker scored the game's lone goal in the first half, as Northeastern overcame an 18-save performance by Crimson goalie Cynthia Tassopoulos to defeat the visiting Harvard field hockey team, 1-0, Monday afternoon at Sweeney Field.

The only score came nearly 25 minutes into the game. Barker logged the goal with a shot from the top of the circle on the right side following a penalty corner and a pass from Allison Conti. The Huskies registered the final four shots of the half to hold a 12-5 shots edge at halftime.

Tassopoulos made seven first-half saves, and Christy Haughey made a defensive save to keep Northeastern off the board in the opening minutes. The Crimson forced four saves by Lizzie Priest in the first half, with two of those shots on goal coming from Noel Painter.

The Crimson goalie added 11 saves after the break to help keep Harvard close. The offense, in turn, earned a pair of penalty corners and put pressure on the NU end in the closing minutes, but could not break through. Priest finished with six saves for the Huskies.

Painter, Sydney Jenkins and Georgia McGillivray finished the game with two shots each for Harvard. Carly Dickson had a team-high three pass intercepts, while McGillivray and Carly McNeill logged two each. Dickson and Rachael Rosenfeld each drew one penalty corner.