Women’s Soccer to Play Nine Home Games in 2012 Season

Lauren Urke and the Crimson host Boston University in the home opener Sept. 3 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's soccer team will play three teams that competed in the 2011 NCAA tournament and is slated to host nine home games during the upcoming 2012 season.

The Crimson, under head coach Ray Leone, who is entering his sixth season at the helm, has won three of the last four Ivy League titles, and will play all of its home games at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

After beginning the year on the road at Massachusetts Aug. 31, Harvard welcomes Boston University to the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium for the Crimson home opener Sept. 3. Harvard will remain at home against Dayton Sept. 7, before traveling to Colgate Sept. 9 and Quinnipiac Sept. 12.

Boston College will make the short trip to Cambridge Sept. 15, before the Crimson opens conference play at Penn one week later Sept. 22. Following a non-conference contest at home against Central Connecticut State Sept. 26, the Crimson steps back into Ivy play against Yale Sept. 29.

Harvard travels north to visit New Hampshire Oct. 2, before hosting Cornell Oct. 6 and visiting Brown Oct. 13. The Crimson continues its stretch of rotating home and road games against Holy Cross Oct. 16, followed by an away contest at Princeton Oct. 20. Harvard will play Brown for the second time during the fall, this time a non-conference game, Oct. 24, before closing out the year at Dartmouth Oct. 28 and on Senior Day at home against Columbia Nov. 3.