Senior Melanie Baskind recorded four shots but was unable to find the scoresheet as Harvard fell to Boston University 3-0. (Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's soccer season came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament to No. 12 Boston University by a score of 3-0. The 2011 Ivy League Champions finished its campaign with 12 wins, which marks the most since the 1999 season.
Boston University continued its strong play early in the second stanza extending their lead to 3-0 in the 61st minute. Harvard fell victim to an own goal as Strom headed a ball into the box and it deflected off a Crimson defender. Harvard regrouped and gained some momentum as the half wore on, recording 10 shots in the second half but was unable to get one past goalkeeper Alice Binns as Harvard fell 3-0.
The Crimson outshot the Terriers 14-12 in the game and held the advantage in corners 7-6. Melanie Baskind, the 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year, led the Crimson charge recording four shots, two on goal. Goalkeeper Bethany Kanten made four saves in the contest.
With the victory, Boston University now advances to the next round of the NCAA tournament next traveling to Winston-Salem, N.C., where it will face Wake Forest.