Good teams win the games they should. Great teams find a way to win the games they shouldn't.
On Jordan field yesterday, the Harvard women's field hockey team was looking for a way to prove it could win against the best.
The Crimson's hopes for an upset were left unfuilled, however, as No. 7 UConn (7-2) proved it was just good enough to down Harvard (4-1, 1-0 Ivy), 2-1, in a close match.
"It was definitely tough to come away with a loss after this game," freshman midfielder Jen Ahn said. "We played well, fought hard, and played a straight up kind of game."
With 4:37 remaining in the game and the scored tied, 1-1, UConn senior Katie Stephens scored on a penalty corner with a perfectly placed shot to the far right-hand corner of the net.
"Penalty corners are easily the best way to score," Ahn said. "Are goaltending's been great. She's a smart aggressive player but you can't expect her to stop every corner."
Less than a minute later though, it looked as if the Crimson had found a way to tie the game.
Sophomore forward Philomena Gambale knocked a pass from freshman Kate McDavitt out of the air and into the net after a great individual effort from McDavitt set up the play.
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