Harvard Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 5/12 Boston College

Elizabeth Weisman has scored a goal in back-to-back games (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Elizabeth Weisman notched her second goal of the season, but the Harvard women's soccer team dropped an 8-1 decision to No. 5/12 Boston College Saturday evening at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

Kanten made four saves in the first half for Harvard (3-2-1), while Cheta Emba recorded two saves for the Crimson in the second half. BC goalie Alexa Gaul started the game and stopped one shot, while Jessica Mickelson turned aside four Harvard chances in relief.

The Eagles (7-0-2) struck early, as Kristen Mewis accepted a long pass from Lauren Bernard and placed a shot from 10 yards out in front of the net past Kanten for a score at 4:40. Less than two minutes later, the Crimson knotted the game, 1-1, at 6:28. Aisha Price sent a long throw in pass from the left side, and Weisman got a foot on it, hitting the ball into the right side of the net.

At 13:43, Mewis tallied her second score of the game, as she sent a shot in from the left side of the box that deflected into the cage, making it a 2-1 game. In the 31st minute, BC extended its lead to 3-1 on a penalty kick goal by Gibby Wagner, and then went up, 4-1, when McKenzie Meehan grabbed her own rebound and tipped in a shot from 5 yards out.

In the 43rd minute, BC capped the scoring in the opening half when Patrice Vettori slipped a pass through a scrum in front, and Jana Jeffrey kicked the ball into the right side of the cage.

BC added two scores early in the second half by Mewis at 47:58 and Victoria DiMartino at 49:35. DiMartino's goal came on a penalty kick. In the 61st minute, McKenzie Meehan dribbled through the Harvard zone and finished for a tally at 60:36.

The Eagles outshot Harvard, 25-15, for the game, but the Crimson owned the advantage in the second half, 11-5. Each team earned one corner kick apiece.

The Crimson will open Ivy League play by visiting Penn Friday, Sept. 21 for a 5 p.m. showdown.