Kanten registered five points (2g, 1a) on Saturday in the Crimson's 5-4 victory at Princeton. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Thanks to her five-point outing on Saturday versus Princeton, senior Bethany Kanten has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, as was announced on Monday. Kanten fired in two goals and added an assist on a third to help lead the Crimson to a nail-biting 5-4 win at Princeton.
She shares the award with the Tigers' Tyler Lussi, who scored all four of Princeton's goals on Saturday.
Kanten's first point came on Dani Stollar's goal with just a mere three seconds remaining in the first half, evening things up at 1-1 into the break. From there, Kanten rocketed in a 30-yarder on a free kick at the 47:34 mark, and followed that up by a rare goal directly off a corner. The senior bent in a cross so perfectly that it found the back of the net to give Harvard a 4-3 lead in the eventual 5-4 victory.
Kanten now has three goals on the year, all of which have come from further than 25 yards out. She and the high-flying Crimson look to clinch the Ivy League title with a win in either of its final two games versus Dartmouth and Columbia.