Harvard faced off against the NSCAA No. 1 team for the second-straight year (Gil Talbot).
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In the first outing of a two-game road trip to Virginia, Harvard women's soccer fell to top-ranked Virginia, 3-0.
The Crimson (1-3-1) was outshot by the Cavaliers (5-0-1) 16-5, though the margin of shots on goal was only 4-1. Margaret Purce tallied the lone Harvard attempt on frame, while Haley Washburn, Emily Mosbacher, Marissa Segala and Candy Janachowski also took chances at goal.
Morgan Reuther scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Virginia attack. The first Cavaliers' tally came in the seventh minute after Reuther's cross found the head of Betsy Brandon. Reuther scored her first goal in the 20th minute with a shot from 12 yards.
Segala had a chance to pull one back in the 26th minute, but her shot missed high. Starting the second half, Harvard had another chance to find a goal when Janachowski's shot was blocked out for a corner.
Danielle Etzel made her career debut in goal, playing the second 45 minutes with two saves. Reuther added an insurance goal late in the match to secure the 3-0 win for the Cavaliers.
Harvard returns to the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 13 at William & Mary. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. and can be seen live and for free on TribeAthletics.com.