Field Hockey Hosts Dartmouth on Senior Day, Visits No. 12 Boston College This Weekend

Field Hockey Hosts Dartmouth on Senior Day, Visits No. 12 Boston College This Weekend

Saturday's game vs. Dartmouth will serve as Senior Day for Harvard field hockey (Harvard Athletic Communications).



Series Record
Last Meeting



Series Record
Last Meeting

Harvard (7-7, 2-3) vs. Dartmouth (6-8, 2-3)
Saturday, Oct. 31 - 1 p.m.
Harvard Field Hockey Stadium
Ivy League Digital Network
Andy Towne, Bill Spaulding
Live Stats
Harvard trails, 14-23-4
W, 3-1 (Nov. 11, 2014)

Harvard at Boston College (10-7, 1-5 ACC)
Sunday, Nov. 1 - 3 p.m.
Field Hockey Complex, Needham, Mass.
Harvard trails, 12-19-1
L, 0-1 (Oct. 28, 2014)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard field hockey team (7-7, 2-3 Ivy) will wrap up the home portion of its schedule, as well as play its final out-of-conference opponent this weekend. The Crimson will host Dartmouth at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 on Senior Day, before heading over to No. 12 Boston College Sunday, Nov. 1 for a 3 p.m. contest.

Where We Stand
Harvard, Dartmouth and Columbia each stand at 2-3 in conference games and are tied for fourth in the Ivy League standings. In addition to the Harvard-Dartmouth matchup, Columbia will take on last-place Yale, who is winless in conference action this year.

After this weekend, the Crimson's season finale at Columbia is the lone remaining game on the schedule. Game time in New York City for that duel on Nov. 8 is set for 12 p.m.

Scouting Harvard
It's been a tough stretch of late for the Crimson, as Harvard has found itself on the wrong end of four-straight decisions, three of which by just one goal. In its most recent outing on a rainy day at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium, the Crimson rallied late with a pair of goals in the closing minutes, but it was not enough to overcome No. 15 Boston University's three-goal advantage Wednesday night.

Harvard's leading scorers this season, junior Marissa Balleza and senior Elizabeth Jacobson, tallied their ninth and 11th goals, respectively, in the game versus BU. Jacobson's came in the 68th minute on a turnaround, backhanded shot off a penalty corner, while Balleza's came off a penalty stroke with time expired.

Issy Davies made her 14th start in net for the Crimson Wednesday and will enter the weekend sporting a 1.92 GAA.

Senior Recognition
Following Saturday's game against the Big Green, Harvard will take time to honor the five members of the senior class for all of their hard work and dedication to the field hockey program during their careers. To be honored in the ceremony are: Caroline Code, Issy Davies, Elizabeth Jacobson, Madison Jung and Dina Sinno.

Chasing the Record Books
Marissa Balleza, Elizabeth Jacobson and Ellie Cookson are climbing their way among the Harvard record books. For the complete record book, click here.

Goals, Career
1. Judy Collins '99 – 43
T2. Kate Martin '83 – 33
T2. Shelley Maasdorp '05 – 33
T4. Sarah Mleczko '80 – 32
T4. Marissa Balleza '17 – 32

Game-winning goals, Season
1. Shelley Maasdorp '05 – 9
T2. Marissa Balleza '17 – 4
T2. Elizabeth Jacobson '16 - 4

Game-winning goals, Career
1. Shelley Maasdorp '05 – 17
2. Chloe Keating '11 – 10
3. Mina Pell '04 – 8
T4. Marissa Balleza '17 – 7
T4. Elizabeth Jacobson '16 - 7

Points, Career
1. Judy Collins '99 – 102
3. Kate Martin '83 – 78
4. Marissa Balleza '17 – 74
5. Kate McDavitt '04 – 73
6. Noel Painter '15 – 71
7. Mina Pell '04 - 70
8. Sarah Mleczko '80 – 68
9. Jen McDavitt '06 – 65
10. Elizabeth Jacobson '16 - 58

Assists, Career
T1. Ceci Clark '92 – 26
T1. Jen Ahn '04 – 26
10. Dominique Kalil '00 – 16
Ellie Cookson '16 – 14
Elizabeth Jacobson '16 - 14

Scouting Dartmouth
The Big Green was able to move up the Ivy standings with consecutive wins over Yale and Columbia, but dropped a road contest at Holy Cross Wednesday evening, 3-2. On the year, Dartmouth stands at 6-8 overall and will conclude its season with a road game at Vermont Sunday, Nov. 1 and at home against Cornell, Saturday, Nov. 7.

Rebecca Hu paces the Big Green offense with 10 goals and 24 points. Julia Donald and Brooke Van Valkenburg each have three game-winning goals this season and are tied for second in scoring with 19 points. Paige Duffy has started every game in the cage, posting a 2.69 GAA and a .713 save percentage.

Scouting Boston College
Sunday's game against the Crimson will be the final regular season game of the years for the Eagles, as it readies for the ACC Tournament to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia Nov. 5-8. BC, at 1-5 in ACC action, is the seventh seed and will take on Wake Forest in the first round.

The Eagles are riding a three-game win streak into Sunday, having topped Massachusetts, Virginia and Richmond since Oct. 18. Twin sisters Emily and Eryn McCoy have bolstered the BC offense with each scoring a team-best eight times, while Emily holds a slight edge in assists, 6-4. Senior netminder Leah Settipane boasts a 10-7 record with a 1.99 GAA and a 0.755 save mark, tallying 105 stops this season.