Princeton field hockey tied for first, Harvard beats Yale

by Carly O'Connell | 10/17/00 5:00am

Princeton 4, Brown 1

Princeton bounced back last Saturday against Brown, after three consecutive losses. Brown, the only Ivy League team to beat the Tigers last season, is now 0-4 in the Ivy League.

Last year, both teams went on to share the Ivy League title. Last year's Brown win was also the first for any Ivy League team against Princeton since 1993. But Princeton gained revenge with a decisive victory.

The Bears opened the scoring as Susana Garcia successfully executed a penalty corner 6:11 into the first half.

Princeton's offense went into effect 10 minutes later, as Cory Picketts scored at 18:54. Freshman Claire Miller and sophmore Emily Townsend also had one goal apiece at 16:06 and 10:46 respectively.

Junior Aviva Meerschwam finished off the scoring for the day with 5:31 remaining in the first half.

Dartmouth hosted Brown on Sept. 16, defeating them 2-1 in double overtime. Princeton beat visiting Dartmouth 5-0 a week later.

Princeton also defeated Duke University in Providence on Sunday.

Harvard 3, Yale 0

The Harvard field hockey team scored three goals in the second half against visiting Yale, securing a decisive victory on Saturday.

After an evenly matched first half, during which neither team was able to put the ball in the goal, Harvard's Jane Park capitalized on a pass from teammate Maisa Badawy nine minutes into second half play.

Five minutes later, Harvard was awarded a penalty stroke which Katie Scott put past Yale goalkeeper Krissy Nesberg.

Then, 31 seconds before the end of the game, one of Yale's defenders stopped a shot with her body and Harvard was given yet another penalty stroke. Katie Turck scored off that, making the final score 3-0.

Nesberg made 13 saves for the Bulldogs, who are now 1-4 in the Ivy League. Harvard's keeper, Katie Zacarian, had nine saves for the Crimson, now 4-0. Dartmouth faces Harvard over Homecoming weekend on Oct. 28.

Stanford 1, Penn 0

Stanford defeated the visiting Penn Quakers on their West Coast tour on Saturday. The Quakers, who lost 4-2 to Dartmouth on Sept. 30, are now 2-8.

The Cardinals had previously defeated another Ivy school, Cornell (6-5, 3-1 Ivy), last Wednesday. Stanford won the game 2-1, breaking a tie game at 38:36 in the second half.

William and Mary 6, Columbia 2

Friday in Williamsburg, Va. the Tribe embarrassed the Lions with a lopsided victory. William and Mary outshot Columbia 13-3 in the first half, running up a 5-0 lead. The Lions never had the chance to come back.

Columbia 5, Davidson 1

Saturday against Davidson, the Lions returned the favor of the night before, demolishing the Wildcats. The Lions led 3-0 at the half and continued to pour it on in the second period as Melissa Macomber and Nikki Campbell put the finishing touches on for the win.