Women’s Soccer Perfect in League Play with 2-1 Win at Columbia

Women’s Soccer Perfect in League Play with 2-1 Win at Columbia

For the first time since 1999, the Crimson posted a 7-0 record in Ivy play.

NEW YORK – Harvard women's soccer (12-3-2, 7-0) remained unbeaten for a program record 14th-straight match Saturday, defeating Columbia, 2-1, at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium. Harvard also wraps its conference slate with a perfect 7-0 record for the first time since 1999 and the third time overall.

The Crimson is also undefeated over the last six games. It marks the second such stretch this season.

Senior captain Elizabeth Weisman put Harvard on the board early, tallying her sixth goal of the year in the 14th minute. Weisman blasted a hard shot from the penalty area to give the Crimson a 1-0 advantage.

Junior midfielder Meg Cascells-Hamby added to the total in the 43rd minute, putting a shot home from 35 yards out. Classmate Lauren Urke dished to Cascells-Hamby on the right side and the Winter Park, Fla., native sailed a shot over the netminder.

Beverly Leon put the Lions (8-6-3, 1-4-2) within one off a penalty kick five minutes into the second stanza, but it would not be enough.   

Junior Cheta Emba, freshman Lizzie Durack and junior Bethany Kanten all saw action for the Crimson in net.  Each made two saves in the win.

After capturing its 11th Ivy League title and fourth over the last six years a week ago, Harvard will find out its fate in the NCAA Tournament when the selection show airs on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m.