The Crimson was unable to rally past Boston College on Friday in a 2-0 defeat. (Gil Talbot)
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Harvard women's soccer team battled Boston College on Friday evening in a crosstown rivalry matchup, but it was the Eagles (7-1-0) that came away with a 2-0 victory over the Crimson (3-1-0).
Harvard, which mustered four shots with one coming on target, was held in check by the stingy BC defense, though the Crimson held possession for much of the game, especially in the first half. The Eagles' attack, on the other hand, capitalized on its limited chances and found the back of the net twice on Lizzie Durack.
After play ended scoreless at the break, the Crimson nearly connected on a corner. Bailey Gary sent a booming corner in, and Brooke Dickens nearly put it home, but her headed went just wide. From there, the Eagles scored late to put things away. In the 77th minute, Hayley Dowd fired in a 24-yard free kick, just out of the reach of Durack's mitts, before Andrea O'Brien tapped home a Lauren Bernard pass in the 82nd minute to seal the deal.
The Crimson returns to the field at 1 p.m. Sunday for a date with Colgate at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.