Mai Le tallied the game-winning goal at 49:37 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second straight game, the Harvard women's soccer team tallied four goals in the second half, as the Crimson shut down Holy Cross by a score of 4-0 Tuesday evening. Mai Le scored once and assisted on another Harvard tally, while Meg Casscells-Hamby, Elizabeth Weisman and Alexandra Conigliaro also found the back of the net.
Bethany Kanten played the first 80:43 in net and finished with two saves, helping the Crimson move to 7-3-3 overall. Harvard also extends its unbeaten streak to six games, going 4-0-2 during the recent stretch. Holy Cross slips to 6-8-1 on the year.
Harvard owned most of the scoring chances in the first half, as Weisman struck the cross bar with a shot at 25:32, but the game was scoreless after the first 45 minutes. The Crimson outshot the Crusaders, 9-3, and had a 4-1 edge in corner kicks in the first stanza.
In the second half, Harvard got on the scoreboard at 49:37, as Le dribbled into the Holy Cross zone and fired a shot into the top left corner, making it 1-0 in favor of the Crimson. In the 66th minute, Le assisted on the next Harvard goal, as she made a cross from the left side, and Casscells-Hamby finished with a header into the top right corner of the goal at 65:42.
Less than five minutes later, Harvard struck again, this time off a throw in. Aisha Price threw it into the box, and the ball bounced once before Weisman headed it into the net, making it 3-0 at 70:37.
Harvard capped the scoring at 83:55 when Kelsey Clayman dished a pass to Conigliaro, who turned and blasted a shot from the top of the box that beat Holy Cross goalkeeper Ashlyn Angell for the fourth goal.
Harvard held a 19-7 edge in shots and a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. Angell finished the night with four saves.
The Crimson visits Princeton in a crucial Ivy League contest Saturday, Oct. 20 for a 7 p.m. contest.