Dina Sinno and the Crimson welcome Boston University to Cambridge Wednesday (Gil Talbot).
Harvard (7-6, 2-3 Ivy) vs. BU (11-5, 6-0 PL)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard field hockey (7-6, 2-3 Ivy) will return to the pitch at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium Wednesday evening, hosting No. 17 Boston University (11-5, 6-0 Patriot) at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The Crimson will look to right the ship on Wednesday and snap its current three-game losing skid. This past Saturday, Harvard led No. 20 Princeton for 58 minutes, but the Tigers converted on a pair of penalty corner attempts in the late minutes of the game to secure the win.
The loss dropped Harvard to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League, placing it in a tie for fourth with Dartmouth and Columbia in the Ivy standings. The Crimson will host Dartmouth Saturday, Oct. 31 and play at Columbia Sunday, Nov. 8 in the season finale.
Coaches vs. Cancer
Harvard field hockey is joining the fight against cancer by supporting the Coaches vs. Cancer program. This program empowers coaches, teams, and fans of all sports to save lives by raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Harvard field hockey is asking you to help raise funds by donating through the on-line website for Coaches vs. Cancer HERE. Harvard's game Saturday against Dartmouth will serve as its Coaches vs. Cancer contest.
Front Line Strength
Scoring for the Crimson this season has come from three familiar names. Junior Marissa Balleza is leading the Crimson in scoring for the third-straight season with 10 goals, and has a team-best 24 points. Senior Elizabeth Jacobson is putting the finishing touches on a brilliant career for Harvard, scoring a career-best eight goals and 20 points, and freshman Kathleen Young has four tallies and two helpers for 10 points. The trio has combined to account for 54 of Harvard's 73 points this year.
Series History vs. Boston University
The Terriers have the edge in the all-time series, posting a record of 17-12-1. Harvard won the first five meetings in the series from 1975-1983, but recent times have favored BU, as the Terriers have been victorious in the last six meetings. Harvard's last win in the series came Oct. 27, 2004, a 3-1 win on the road.
Scouting Boston University
The Terriers secured their first Patriot League regular season title over the weekend, breezing past Bucknell, 6-0. Senior co-captain Rachel Coll potted two goals in the game to help BU secure an unblemished 6-0 record in the Patriot League, securing home field advantage for the conference tournament in two weeks.
Also scoring in the game against Bucknell was Sofi Laurito, giving her a team-best nine goals on the year. Laurito's 19 points is second only to Bea Baumberger Altirriba, whose Patriot League-leading 14 assists have propelled her to 24 points. Cammy Jensen has a sub-2.00 goals-against average at 1.77 to go with a .659 save percentage.
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.