Two-Goal Effort Earns Purce Ivy League Player of the Week Nod

Two-Goal Effort Earns Purce Ivy League Player of the Week Nod

Purce notched the game-winning goal in the title-clinching game on Saturday. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Margaret Purce was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday, the cherry on top of a 2-1 victory over Columbia which clinched the Harvard women's soccer team's second straight Ivy League title on Saturday.

Purce tallied both of the scores, marking the third time in 2014 and fifth time in her career the Olney, Maryland, native found the back of the net at least twice in a contest. On her first tally, Purce was on the receiving end of a great run and cross from Emily Mosbacher. Purce was able to one-time a shot in the six to sneak by Columbia's keeper to make it 1-0 in the first half.

From there, Bethany Kanten took a free kick, which Purce headed and bent directly to the back post to vault the Crimson to its final 2-1 score.

Purce and the Crimson will play on as Harvard drew an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with the Ancient Eight crown.