Women’s Soccer Earns Fourth Shutout in Five Games, Beats Boston College 1-0

Mohammadi netted her third game-winning goal of the year (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Earning its first victory in series history since 2002, Harvard women's soccer topped Boston College, 1-0, on Thursday night at Jordan Field. The win was the team's fourth shutout in five games this season.

Junior Leah Mohammadi scored the game-winning goal in the 69th minute, finding the top-right corner from 15 yards after a terrific long pass from senior Candy Janachowski, who picked up her first assist of the year. The goal was Mohammadi's third of the season.

The Crimson defense put up a strong performance, with junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess combining for the shutout in goal with four and two saves, respectively. The group has combined with the Crimson defenders in not allowing a goal over the past 284 minutes.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Mohammadi netted her team-leading third goal of the season, with each goal coming in game-winning fashion. The score was the fifth of her career
  • The assist for Janachowski was her first of the season, as well as her first-career point.
  • Etzel and Hess have combined for two shutouts on the season, as the pair also blanked Providence in the season opener. Both players have posted one solo shutout in addition.
  • Senior Dani Stollar and freshman Lauren Raimondo joined Mohammadi with shots in the contest.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard moves to 20-15-4 in the series history, including the team's first victory since Oct. 9, 2002. The Crimson's last win over Boston College was also a 1-0 shutout.
  • The Crimson is unbeaten at home this season (2-0), and is unbeaten over its last nine home contests.
  • Harvard has one more home non-conference clash, as well as bouts at Syracuse, Villanova, Seton Hall and Boston University. 

What's Next:
Harvard treks to Syracuse for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 10. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra/ESPN3.