Dartmouth Holds Off Harvard Women’s Soccer, 2-0

Dartmouth Holds Off Harvard Women’s Soccer, 2-0

Bethany Kanten stopped seven shots at Dartmouth Sunday (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – Harvard goalkeeper Bethany Kanten recorded seven saves, but the Harvard women's soccer team fell on the road in a conference game at Dartmouth, 2-0, Sunday afternoon.

The loss drops Harvard to 8-5-3 overall and 2-3-1 in the Ivy League, while the Big Green improves to 12-4-0 and 5-1 in the Ancient Eight.

After a scoreless first half, the Big Green broke through with a goal in the 76th minute. Emma Brush tapped a pass to Tasha Wilkins, who finished with a goal off a rebound, giving Dartmouth a 1-0 lead at 75:46. The Crimson's best scoring chance came at 83:16 when Kanten mustered a shot on net, but her counterpart, Tatiana Saunders, made the save to keep Dartmouth's advantage.

At 85:06, the Big Green went up 2-0 when Wilkins drilled a hard shot past Kanten and into the back of the net.

Dartmouth led the final count in shots, 18-1, including a 9-1 edge in shots on target. The Big Green earned four corner kicks, while the Crimson had two.

Harvard will host Columbia in the final regular season game on Senior Day Saturday at noon. Prior to the game, seniors Alexandra Conigliaro, Catherine Coppinger, Alicia Johnson, Taryn Kurcz, Alexandra Millet and Aisha Price will be honored in a ceremony for Senior Day.