CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior captain Mimi Tarrant scored twice in the first quarter, and sophomore Rachel Greenwood along with junior Kolbe Keating added goals in the second half to help No. 15 Harvard field hockey (11-4) earn a 4-1 win over Boston University (6-11) on Wednesday night (Oct. 30) at Berylson Field.
Harvard outshot BU by a 18-7 margin on the evening, and held a 4-3 edge on penalty corners.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo made three saves in net to earn her 11th win of the season.
The Crimson jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with two goals in the opening 3:20 of the game, both coming off the stick of Tarrant. At 2:28, Tarrant took a pass from senior captain Bente van Vlijmen, and fired a long reverse stick shot past BU goalkeeper Livy Golini (7 saves) to put the Crimson ahead.
Then Tarrant scored from just in front of the net at the 3:20 mark to make it a two-goal game. BU seized some momentum back, recording two penalty corners in the opening half of play.
But Harvard held the two-goal lead at the half.
Late in the third quarter, with 1:41 to play in the frame, Greenwood's shot off a penalty corner went off of a BU defender and into the net to make it 3-0.
Keating scored her first career goal with 1:13 remaining in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring for Harvard.
- Harvard has won four straight games in the series against Boston University
- Rachel Greenwood and Mimi Tarrant are now tied for the team lead with eight goals each.
- Tarrant recorded her sixth career two-goal game and her second game of the 2019 season with two goals.
Harvard will honor its senior class on Saturday (2 p.m., ESPN+) when it hosts Dartmouth at Berylson Field.