Field Hockey Falls on the Road at Maine

Field Hockey Falls on the Road at Maine

Elizabeth Jacobson scored her first goal of the season Sunday (Gil Talbot).

ORONO, Maine – Elizabeth Jacobson tallied her first goal of the year for the Harvard field hockey team (1-2), but Maine (5-1) scored five times in the second half to take a 7-1 decision Sunday at the UMaine Field Hockey Complex.

Maine held the offensive advantage throughout the contest, finishing with an 18-5 edge in shots, with all 18 registered on goal. Harvard's Issy Davies gave a strong effort in the goal, making a career-best 11 saves.

The Black Bears held a 2-0 lead after the first half, scoring goals within 1:14 of each during the middle of the period. Nicole Sevey scored the first at 19:09, with Samantha Wagg finding the back of the net just over a minute later after assisting on Sevey's goal.

The goals kept coming for Maine after the intermission, adding four more to take a 6-0 lead before Jacobson got Harvard on the board in the 69th minute. Off a penalty corner initiated by Sarah Finnemore, Ellie Cookson fielded a pass and set Jacobson up for the score. The assist was Cookson's second of the year.

Maine scored one more goal in the waning seconds of the contest to bring the final tally to 7-1.

Harvard returns to action Friday, Sept. 18 when it visits Northeastern at 5 p.m. The Crimson is next at home Sunday, Sept. 20 hosting Colgate at 1 p.m.