Field Hockey Extends Win Streak to Four with 5-3 Win at UMass Lowell

Field Hockey Extends Win Streak to Four with 5-3 Win at UMass Lowell

Dinna Sino assisted on Harvard's fourth goal Sunday (Gil Talbot).

LOWELL, Mass. - Elizabeth Jacobson scored twice and the Harvard field hockey team (5-2) clinched its fourth win in a row, topping UMass Lowell, 5-3, on the road.

"I'm really happy with the win and overall the weekend," said head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden. "We worked hard and played with six freshmen for a big part of the second half and were able to contain a strong UMass Lowell team. We're excited to continue Ivy play next week!"

Jacobson got the Crimson on the board in the 21st minute, notching her fifth goal of the season. The senior made a quick fake to the right, moved to her left and laced a shot into the left side of the cage.

Harvard's second tally came exactly two minutes later when Sarah Finnemore banged home a rebound for her first goal of the year.

The Crimson's third strike of the contest came with only two minutes left in the first half. On a breakaway, Marissa Balleza scored a chip shot, giving her seven goals in as many games this season.

The River Hawks scored the first goal of the second half, with Jenna Freitas finding the score sheet with her third of the season off the corner. 

Harvard quickly responded, tacking on two more to its count, extending the lead to 5-1 in the 56th minute. Madison Jung registered her first of the season on a redirect inside the left post in the 50th minute, followed by Jacobson's second of the day, converting on an assist from Hannah Wellington.

UMass Lowell closed the deficit to two goals over the remainder of the half, 5-3, but Harvard would hold off any other scoring to secure its fourth win in a row.

Harvard is back in action next weekend at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium, hosting Penn on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Fairfield Sunday, Oct. 4.