September 27, 2012

Harvard to Host Melting Pot Tournament

from press release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's lacrosse team has announced it will be hosting the Melting Pot Tournament at Harvard Stadium and the Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium Sunday, Sept. 30.

The all-day event includes 18 scrimmages between 11 of the best women's lacrosse programs in the northeast. The field includes Syracuse, Boston College, Boston University, Colgate, Albany, Brown, Vermont, Massachusetts, Bryant, New Hampshire and Harvard. Three of those teams went to the NCAA tournament last year and three squads finished in the top 20 in the ILWCA poll. Each team will play at least three scrimmages at the Melting Pot Sunday.

Former Harvard head coach Carole Kleinfelder, who led the Crimson from 1979-2003 and helped Harvard win the NCAA title in 1990, started this fall tournament during the 1990s. After a hiatus, current Crimson head coach Lisa Miller, who is entering her sixth season, has revived the tournament during her tenure in Cambridge.

In addition to the scrimmages, there will be a 7-on 7-tournament where youth groups can watch some of the top college teams from the northeast.

Full Melting Pot Schedule:

8:30-9:35 a.m.

Boston University vs. Colgate (Harvard Stadium)
Syracuse vs. Boston College (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

9:40-10:45 a.m.

Harvard vs. Albany (Harvard Stadium)
Brown vs. New Hampshire (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

10:50-11:55 a.m.

Vermont vs. Bryant (Harvard Stadium)
Massachusetts vs. Colgate (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

12-1:05 p.m.

Harvard vs. Syracuse (Harvard Stadium)
Boston University vs. Boston College (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

1:10-2:15 p.m.

Albany vs. Brown (Harvard Stadium)
Colgate vs. New Hampshire (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

2:20-3:25 p.m.

Vermont vs. Harvard (Ohiri Field 2)
Massachusetts vs. Bryant (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

3:30-4:35 p.m.

Boston University vs. Syracuse (Ohiri Field 2)
Boston College vs. Albany (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

4:40-5:45 p.m.

New Hampshire vs. Bryant (Harvard Stadium)
Vermont vs. Brown (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

5:50-6:55 p.m.

Massachusetts vs. Syracuse (Harvard Stadium)
Brown vs. Syracuse (Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium)

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