Earle, Huibregtsen Help No. 11 Field Hockey Defeat Cornell, 8-0; Win Record 9th Straight

Sophomore Tessel Huibregtsen had two goals and an assist in Harvard's 8-0 win over Cornell. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Maddie Earle recorded her second hat trick of the season and sophomore Tessel Huibregtsen notched two goals and an assist to help No. 11 Harvard field hockey (12-1, 4-0 Ivy League) earn an 8-0 win over Cornell (3-9, 0-4 Ivy League) at Berylson Field.

With the victory, Harvard recorded its ninth straight win, surpassing a school record set in 2016.

Juniors Casey Allen (goal, assist) and Bente van Vlijmen, as well as first year Olivia Hoover added goals for Harvard, which outshot Cornell, 27-0, for the game, with 20 shots on goal, and seven penalty corners

The game remained scoreless for the first 25 minutes before Harvard broke through for three goals before the end of the half, with Huibregtsen (25:35), Earle (28:47), and Hoover (33:52) recording their first goals of the afternoon.

The Crimson picked up where they left off in the second half, with van Vlijmen scoring with a great shot off a penalty corner at 43:07. Then Earle scored her second of the day, stealing a Cornell pass and cutting in alone for a great low shot into the net from the right side at 44:42 to make it 5-0.

Huibrestsen scored from just inside the circle at 56:28 with a well-placed reverse stick shot, and Allen scored at 58:14, batting a rebound out of the air to make it 7-0.

Earle completed her hat trick with a tap in off a shot from the left side at 67:01.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Maddie Earle has scored 10 goals in her last seven games, and now has two hat tricks on the season. (Sept. 23 vs. Maine, Oct. 13 vs. Cornell). Earle leads the Ivy League in scoring with 26 points (12 goals, 2 assists).
  • Sophomore Tessel Huibregtsen recorded a career high five points (two goals, assist).
  • The Crimson scored a season high eight goals against Cornell, it's largest margin of victory in the series against the Big Red. Harvard last scored eight goals in a game on Nov. 9, 2002, an 8-0 win against Columbia.

Game Notes

  • Harvard has won 19 of its last 20 Ivy League contests.
  • Harvard is undefeated (6-0) at Berylson Field and has outscored opponents by a combined 26-0 in home games this year.
  • The Crimson has outshot its opponents in 12 of 13 games.

What's Next?
Harvard will travel to No. 3 Princeton for a 12 p.m. contest next Saturday (Oct. 20). The game will air on ESPN+.