No. 15 Field Hockey Heads to Dartmouth, Returns Home on Sunday to Face Delaware

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 15th-ranked Harvard box hockey workforce (9-3, 3-0 Ivy) continues play this weekend with two video games on the slate. The Crimson will go back and forth to Dartmouth (3-8, 0-3 Ivy) the next day to come (Oct. 14, 3 p.m.) earlier than returning house to take on Delaware (4-9) on Sunday (Oct. 16, 12 p.m.). Both video games will air on ESPN+.

WHAT TO KNOW

  • Harvard gained either one of its video games remaining weekend, defeating Yale, 4-0, on Friday night time for its 5th shutout of the season. First-year Bronte-May Brough scored two times within the contest. On Sunday, Harvard pulled off a dramatic 2-1 (2OT) win over UMass-Lowell, as junior Siofra Murdoch scored on a rebound off a penalty nook with out a time final in extra time.
  • Senior goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo has been superb this season, selecting up her 46th and 47th occupation wins (maximum in program historical past) this previous weekend. She now has a zero.75 goals-against moderate on the season (2nd, NCAA), and has a .786 save share (11th, NCAA).
  • In a stretch of 34 video games relationship again to the top of the 2019 season, Harvard has no longer allowed greater than two aims in a recreation. Harvard is 29-5 in that span, recording 15 shutouts.
  • Harvard’s protection is off to every other robust get started in 2022, keeping combatants to beneath a function in line with recreation (.83 aims allowed in line with contest). The workforce’s .79 goals-against moderate is 2d within the country and tops amongst Ivy colleges.
  • Seniors Kiley Allen, Olivia Hoover, and Ellie Shahbo are captaining the Crimson in 2022. All 3 captains had been first-years in 2018 and feature compiled a file of 56-11 in three-plus seasons, together with a 23-1 file in Ivy video games, and a 29-3 mark in house contests.
  • Ten other avid gamers have recorded a function for the Crimson to this point this season, a gaggle led through first-year again Bronte-May Brough (six aims, help) and senior captain Olivia Hoover (4 aims, help).
  • Dartmouth leads the all time collection opposed to Harvard, 23-20-4, however the Crimson has gained the remaining seven conferences within the collection relationship again to 2014. Last 12 months, on Oct. 16, 2021, Siofra Murdoch (two aims) keyed a 2d part surge to assist the Crimson earn a 4-0 victory over Dartmouth.
  • Harvard and Delaware met for the primary time remaining season on Sept. 10, 2021, with the Crimson incomes a 2-0 highway victory in the back of aims from Hannah Pearce and Lucy Leel, and 6 saves from Ellie Shahbo.
  • NFHCA All-Americans Ellie Shahbo (2d workforce) and Emily Guckian (3rd workforce) go back from the 2021 workforce for Harvard. Shahbo had an implausible season in web for Harvard in 2021, main the country in nearly each statistical goalkeeping class. A First Team All-Ivy Honoree, Shahbo had the country’s best goals-against moderate (0.44) and save share (.860) and added 10 shutouts. She completed the 12 months with a file of 15-2. Guckian used to be one among Harvard’s best two-way avid gamers, recording a function and 6 assists and serving to Harvard’s protection turn into some of the best gadgets within the country. A local of (*15*), England, Guckian used to be a NFHCA First Team All-Northeast Region variety and Second Team All-Ivy honoree.
  • Harvard is coming off its 7th look on the NCAA Tournament and 6th Ivy League name after completing the 2021 season at 17-2 (7-0 Ivy).
  • Returning to play in 2021 after a ignored season due to the pandemic, Harvard made the NCAA Semifinals for the primary time in program historical past, matching a program file for wins on the 12 months. Harvard additionally beat its very best ranked opponent ever, defeating No. 2 Michigan within the NCAA Quarterfinals.

UP NEXT

Harvard will hit the street to take on rival Princeton subsequent Sunday (Oct. 23) in a 12 p.m. contest on ESPN+.
 

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