Caroline Code had one defensive save against Cornell (Gil Talbot).
ITHACA, N.Y. – In a low-scoring, high foul match Saturday, the Harvard field hockey team (7-4, 2-2 Ivy) fell on the road at Cornell (8-4, 3-1 Ivy), 1-0. The loss drops Harvard into a tie for fourth in the Ivy standings with Columbia, while Cornell moves into a tie for second with Penn.
Offensive attacks were at a premium Saturday, with Harvard holding a slight edge in penalty corners, 6-5, but Cornell led the way in shots, 10-7, and shots on goal, 7-4. The whistles were active, with 88 total fouls being called, 49 on Harvard and 39 against the Big Red.
The lone score of the contest came in the 47th minute when Krysten Mayers put home a rebound after Issy Davies made a save on Marisa Sirgiej's initial attempt.
Davies finished the game with five saves, while Caroline Code notched a defensive save for the Crimson. Marissa Balleza, Hannah Wellington, Elizabeth Jacobson and Abbey Thornhill each recorded a shot on goal.
Harvard will look to bounce back Sunday at the home, hosting New Hampshire at 2 p.m. in an out-of-conference matchup at the Harvard Field Hockey Stadium.