Women's Soccer Grabs Fourth Ivy Win, Tops Columbia, 2-0, on Senior Day

Women's Soccer Grabs Fourth Ivy Win, Tops Columbia, 2-0, on Senior Day

Senior Katherine Sheeleigh netted Harvard's second goal at 79:17 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Senior Day at Ohiri Field, the Harvard women's soccer team earned a 2-0 win over Columbia in the Crimson's final home game of the season.  Harvard picked a tally on an own goal in the first half, and added another on a score by Katherine Sheeleigh late in the second stanza.  In net, Alexandra Millet recorded two saves en route to her third clean sheet of the season. 

With the victory, the Crimson concludes the conference portion of its schedule with a 4-3-0 mark and improves to 8-7-1 overall. The Lions drop their record to 3-3-1 in the Ancient Eight and 9-5-3 overall.

Early on in the first half, Harvard took the lead on an own goal by the Lions at 9:54. Alexandra Conigliaro played the ball on the left side, before crossing into the box.  A Columbia player deflected the cross into the cage past goalkeeper Lindsay Danielson, putting the Crimson on top, 1-0.

In the 80th minute, Harvard put the game out of reach, as Melanie Baskind grooved a pass from the top of the box to Sheeleigh.  Sheeleigh crashed down the right side and blasted a shot into the left portion of the net at 79:17. 

The Crimson outshot the Lions, 17-10, and enjoyed a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.  Danielson made seven saves in net for Columbia.

Harvard visits Fairfield in the season-finale Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.