Goal by Dickens in Final Seconds Lifts Harvard Women’s Soccer to 1-0 Win Over Columbia

Goal by Dickens in Final Seconds Lifts Harvard Women’s Soccer to  1-0 Win Over Columbia

Dickens scored the first goal of her career at 89:55 (Kevin Burns).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With five seconds remaining in regulation, freshman Brooke Dickens tallied the game-winning goal off a header, helping the Harvard women's soccer team defeat Columbia by a score of 1-0 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday afternoon.

With the win on Senior Day, Harvard concludes its season 9-5-3 overall and 3-3-1 in the Ivy League, while Columbia finishes 6-9-1 and 2-4-1 in conference play.

In the final moments of the second half, Aisha Price sent a cross into the box from the left side. Dickens got a header on target, and the ball deflected off Columbia goalkeeper Grace Redmon and into the back of the net at 89:55. The goal was the first of Dickens's collegiate career.

Harvard goalkeeper Bethany Kanten played 89:51 in net and recorded five saves in the win, while Redmon stopped six Harvard shots for the Lions.

The Crimson controlled much of the play in the second stanza, outshooting the Lions by an 11-5 margin, including 5-2 in shots on target. Columbia led in corner kicks, 4-2, for the game, while Harvard had the advantage in shots, 18-10.

Harvard owned a 7-5 edge in shots in the first half, with Kanten recording three stops and Redmon making two saves.

Prior to the game, seniors Alexandra Conilgiaro, Catherine Coppinger, Alicia Johnson, Taryn Kurcz, Alexandra Millet and Aisha Price were honored during the Senior Day ceremony. All six seniors either started or saw significant times as reserves in the win over Columbia.