Women's Soccer Drops Home Contest to Boston University

Sophomore Melanie Baskind had three shots on goal Thursday afternoon (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

The Harvard women's soccer team dropped a non-conference home game to Boston University by a score of 3-0 Thursday afternoon at Ohiri Field.  Crimson goalkeeper Jessica Wright recorded seven saves in her first-career start in the loss, as Harvard falls to 1-3-1. 

Harvard fired several shots on net from close range in the opening half, as Katherine Sheeleigh, Melanie Baskind and Alexandra Conigliaro each earned chances from inside the box, but BU goalkeeper Kelly King grabbed each attempt.  In the 20th minute, the Terriers grabbed a lead, as Shauna Kelleher controlled a loose ball off a blocked shot and slid a pass ahead to Jessica Luscinski.  Luscinski, standing 10 yards out, chipped a shot over Wright and into the back of the net.

BU (4-5-0) opened the second half with a score at 49:34 when Lisa Kevorkian scored on a shot from 20 yards out from the right side.  Kevorkian placed the ball just inside the left post, putting the Terriers ahead, 2-0.  With 10 minutes to play in the contest, Kylie Strom played a corner kick from BU and sent the ball into the box.  Brittany Heist positioned herself near the left post and headed the ball directly into the back of the net at 80:22.

The Terriers held the final count in shots, 22-16, while corner kicks were even, with each squad earning six.  King played the first half in net for BU and made five stops.  Baskind and Sheeleigh each had four shots for the Crimson, who will host Rhode Island at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday at 7 p.m.