Peyton Johnson leads Harvard with nine points on the year (Gil Talbot).
DURHAM, N.H. – Peyton Johnson scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner, while Emily Mosbacher also found the back of the net to lead the Harvard women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory at New Hampshire Tuesday evening.
Cheta Emba recorded a career-high eight saves in net for the Crimson, as the team improves to 5-3-2 overall. UNH goalkeeper Erin Jackston stopped seven shots for the Wildcats, who fall to 3-8-2 on the year.
UNH struck first, as Monique LaMotte and Meghan Ledwith assisted on a tally by Tara Fraprie at 27:00. Fraprie moved into the left side of the box and slipped a shot by Emba.
Less than 10 minutes later, Harvard's Emily Mosbacher was brought down in the UNH box, creating a penalty kick opportunity for the Crimson. Johnson stepped up and capitalized on the PK chance, tying the game at 36:38. The teams finished the half tied on the scoreboard, 1-1, while each squad also managed nine shots and three corner kicks apiece in the first. Emba and Jackson each turned aside five shots in the opening frame.
In the 52nd minute, Johnson played a cross to Mosbacher, who headed the pass into the back of the net, putting Harvard ahead, 2-1, at 51:11.
Emba kept the Crimson in the lead with saves on shots by Kristi Zarrilli (53:08) and Gabrielle Sloan (76:59) later in the half.
UNH outshot Harvard, 18-13, for the game, while each team had four corner kicks.
Harvard will head back to Cambridge to host Cornell in an Ivy League matchup Saturday at noon.