No. 20 F. Hockey Falls to No. 13 Terriers

Facing a streaking B.U. team, the Harvard field hockey team suffered its first home loss of the season on Saturday, falling to the No. 13 Terriers, 2-0, at Jordan Field on Saturday in front of a crowd of 250.

Terrier midfielder Tina McDavitt netted her fourth goal of the season on a penalty corner with 1:18 left in the first half to put B.U. (13-2) up for good for its sixth-straight win.

No. 20 Harvard (8-4, 3-1 Ivy) found itself packed into its own defensive end against one of the best offenses in the nation for much of the early part of the first half. The Terriers, the top team in the America East Conference, have outscored their opponents 60-22 this year, and have outshot their opponents 196-123.


"B.U. is a very fundamentally sound team, they do a lot of the small things right," junior forward Kate Nagle said. "We did a lot of things well all over the field, but I guess we could have done them better."

McDavitt lead the way for the Terriers early on, registering a couple of hard shots that Cowan kicked wide.

It was McDavitt, however, who also missed a penalty shot with 10:50 left in the half that could have put the Terriers up early.

After a foul in front of the Crimson cage, McDavitt stepped up to the penalty spot to face Cowan, who carried a .820 save percentage into the Saturday's game.

McDavitt shot for the left corner, but missed the target by inches. Cowan also lunged to the left, however, and would have made the diving save had the ball been on net.

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