The No. 13 Harvard field hockey team used an old trick, albeit one that had never been successful, to come out of Providence (6-14) with a 2-0 win.
One of the Crimson's often-used plays on the penalty corner is to option off to sophomore back Katie Scott.
Luckily for the Crimson, the play finally worked at just the right time--it broke Harvard (10-4, 4-1 Ivy) out of string of 133 minutes of scoreless hockey.
Scott, taking a pass from the top of the circle off the stick of senior midfielder Liz Sarles, stick-handled outside of the net and pushed the ball past Providence keeper Heather Tattersall.
It was Scott's second goal of the season. She had proven herself to be an accurate shooter when she nailed a crucial penalty stroke earlier this season against Yale.
The goal by Scott finally gave Harvard the advantage on the scoreboard in a game it should easily have won.
"We dominated this game," freshman forward Kate McDavitt said. "We had a number of opportunities which we definitely should have scored on. We should have had some more goals before then."
Three minutes after the initial goal, McDavitt helped to ice the game for Harvard. On the strength of one of her typical speedy rushes to the net, she found herself one-on-one with Tattersall.
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