Golden Goal Sends Women’s Soccer Past New Hampshire, 2-1

Garcia's first goal of the year gave Harvard its second victory (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women' soccer walked off with its second victory of the season, taking down New Hampshire, 2-1, after junior Rachel Garcia's goal 2:31 into overtime.

Garcia received a pass from senior Emily Mosbacher at the top of the 18-yard box and took one dribble before chipping the ball over the Wildcats' goalkeeper and into the back of the net. The score represented the first points of the year for Garcia and Mosbacher.

Harvard (2-4-1) outshot New Hampshire (2-4-3) 24-9 in the contest, including an 8-2 advantage in attempts on frame. The Crimson offense also created nine corner kicks, matching a season high.

Junior Margaret Purce opened the scoring in the 44th minute when she received a lob from sophomore Dani Stollar. Purce took the ball into the six-yard box where she juked the goalkeeper and finished smoothly with her left foot. The goal was the second of the year for Purce and the first assist for Stollar.

Gabrielle Sloan put a tally on the scoreboard for New Hampshire in the 67th minute to tie the game at 1-1. Brooke Murphy played a pass towards Sloan, who took a touch and fired a shot from 20 yards into the upper left corner.

Garcia and Mosbacher each had a pair of shots with 10 minutes to play that would have put the Crimson on top, but Wildcat goalkeeper Mimi Borkan recorded a pair of saves.

Just two minutes and 31 seconds into overtime, Garcia's chip hit the back of the net to send Harvard into celebration.

The Crimson hits the road on Sunday, Sept. 20 for a 1 p.m. kickoff with Massachusetts. The Crimson holds a six-game unbeaten streak over the Minutewomen dating back to 1995.