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Field hockey riding high with four-game streak

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Crimson field hockey stayed on an upswing, crushing the St. Louis Billikens (4-8) on Monday (Oct. 13) by a score of 6-0. Harvard (6-5; 1-1) jumped out of the gate early, scoring their first goal less than four minutes into the game. The Crimson then followed with three more goals before the end of the half. In the second half the Crimson scored two more goals by Chloe Keating ’11 and Tami Jafar ’09, giving them both two goals in the contest. Harvard’s winning streak now stands at four.

The win came on the heels of the Crimson’s Oct. 8 late-night thriller against the Northeastern Huskies (7-7), where Ivy leader in shutouts Kylie Stone ’09 recorded a career-high 11 saves in goal to give the Crimson the win 4-3.

To start that game, freshman Georgia McGillivray notched her first career goal from a penalty corner. Two minutes later the Huskies responded, making the score 1-1, which is where the game remained at the half.

Harvard started the second half with three unanswered goals, but Northeastern battled back to bring it within a single goal. In the end, Stone’s career day was enough to secure the win for the Crimson.

Harvard’s record at home is now 5-1, with two more games left on the homestand against Cornell (8-4; 3-0) on Oct. 18 and Boston College (9-4) on Oct. 22.