Women's Soccer Plays to 2-2 Tie at Cornell

Women's Soccer Plays to 2-2 Tie at Cornell

Aisha Price had a goal and an assist in the tie (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y. – Aisha Price and Elizabeth Weisman each tallied goals, while Bethany Kanten made five saves for the Harvard women's soccer team in a 2-2 tie at Cornell Saturday afternoon.  

Price also added an assist for the Crimson, which moves to 7-4-1 overall and 2-0-1 in Ivy League action. Cornell goes to 2-9-1 and 0-2-1 in the Ancient Eight.

Midway through the first half, Harvard's Peyton Johnson earned the game's first shot on target, but her header was stopped by Big Red goalkeeper Megan Bartlett at 24:45. The Big Red managed a shot on net with 3:20 to go in the half, but Kanten turned aside a header by Sidra Bonner.

The Crimson had two of the three corners in the first half and held a 7-2 advantage in shots against Cornell.

Harvard opened the second half with another scoring opportunity, but Bartlett made the stop on Elizabeth Weisman at 55:38. Nearly 10 minutes late, Kanten recorded a save on a shot by Maneesha Chitanvis at 65:18. The Crimson responded with another scoring chance, but Melanie Baskind's attempt was blocked away by Bartlett in the 68th minute.

The Crimson broke through and got on the scoreboard at 73:00 when Price headed the ball into the net off a corner kick by Lindsey Kowal. Price headed the ball inside the near post, giving Harvard a 1-0 advantage. The lead was short lived, however, as the Big Red knotted the game just 16 seconds later. Xandra Hompe played a ball to Abigail Apistolas who buried a shot into the back of the net at 73:16.

In the 76th minute, Harvard's Erika Garcia nearly put Harvard back on top, but her shot hit the post. At 84:12, Weisman scored off a pass by Price, as the Crimson regained the lead, 2-1. Baskind also earned an assist on Harvard's second goal.

With 1:42 left to go in regulation, Chitanvis knotted the game after accepting a pass by Apistolas and burying a shot on net, tying the score, 2-2.

Through the first 90 minutes, Harvard owned a 15-8 edge in shots and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.

At 92:10, Marie Margolius mustered a shot on target, but Bartlett kept the game tied with a save for Cornell. In the second extra session, Garcia sent a shot on net at 100:58, but that was also stopped by Bartlett. With time winding down, Kanten preserved the tie as she recorded a stop on a shot by Sydney Cetrullo at 109:22.

The Crimson led the final count in shots, 19-8, and corners, 6-2. Bartlett finished with six saves for the Big Red.

Harvard will host Siena Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.