Elizabeth Warner made a great defensive save to seal the Crimson's shutout (Gil Talbot).
DEDHAM, Mass. – The Harvard field hockey team cashed in on a late first half goal from Elizabeth Jacobson to knock off Northeastern Friday evening, 1-0, on the road.
"Our hard work this week paid off and this is a great win for us," said head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden after the victory. "We played well in our structure and we stepped up when we needed to with a great team effort."
The lone goal of the contest, a 33rd minute strike from Jacobson, counted as her second of the season and came after she stole the ball from a Northeastern player in front of the net and beat the Huskies' goalie to the right.
Harvard was active on both ends of the field, outshooting Northeastern 20-10 with 14 of those being on the cage. The defense was equally as impressive, shutting down eight penalty corners from the Huskies. Elizabeth Warner put an exclamation point on the Crimson's defensive effort, turning away the Huskies' final shot with great stickhandling as time expired.
In goal for the Crimson, senior Issy Davies turned away six shots for her first shutout of the year and second of her career.
Harvard will seek its first win streak of the season at home on Sunday, hosting Colgate at 1 p.m. at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium.