The Crimson is 2-0 at home this season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning home to Cambridge after a brief road trip, Harvard women's soccer will face Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. at Jordan Field. The kickoff will be broadcast on NESN and the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- The Harvard (4-2) defense has been in top form, posting four shutouts over the first six games. The Crimson back line of Marie Becker, Dani Stollar, Candy Janachowski and Kimaya Cole has held Providence, Central Connecticut State, St. John's and Boston College off the scoreboard.
- Junior Leah Mohammadi leads the Crimson with three goals on the season, all-game winners, while freshman Murphy Agnew has added one. Stollar, Janachowski and freshman Maria DiMartinis have recorded assists this season.
- Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess have been tough to stop in goal, combining for four shutouts this season. Etzel has held opponents scoreless in her last 200 minutes of action.
Last Time Out
Falling in a tightly-contested bout on Sunday afternoon, Harvard women's soccer fell to Syracuse, 1-0, at SU Soccer Stadium.
The Crimson fell for the first time in four outings, despite totaling 11 shots, including a game-high six on goal. Junior Leah Mohammadi led the offense with seven shots, while freshman Lauren Raimondo had a pair of attempts on net. Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess split time in goal, making two and one save, respectively.
Harvard is 4-2 on the season, with each of its wins coming in shutout fashion. Leah Mohammadi leads the team with three goals, while four other Harvard teammates have found themselves on the scoresheet. Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess have split time in goal, making 16 and 11 saves, respectively, with four total shutouts.
Quinnipiac is 3-3 this season, including a 1-2 mark away from home. Nadya Gill leads the team with five goals, while a trio of Bobcats have found the back of the net twice. Olivia Myszewski has started every game in goal, making 24 saves with one shutout.
Harvard is 3-0 in series history against the Bobcats, last winning 3-0 on Sept. 12, 2012.
The Clutch Gene
Junior Leah Mohammadi has proven to be one of the most clutch players in the country to begin the year, as the Upland, California native ranks fifth nationally with three game-winning goals. In goal, classmate Danielle Etzel holds the 10th-best save percentage (.941) and 16th-best goals-against average (0.32).
Home Field Advantage
Since the start of the 2013 season, Harvard boasts a 19-8-6 record in Cambridge. Harvard is 2-0 with two shutouts in 2017.
Continuing to play at an elite level following a dynamic career at Harvard, Margaret Purce '17 was called up to the United States senior Women's National Soccer team for the 2017 Tournament of Nations. Purce became the first player in program history to earn a call up to the national level with the United States.
At the Helm
Chris Hamblin is in his second season as the Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer. Hamblin was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year in his inaugural season, helping the Crimson to the Ivy League title with a 10-4-3 overall record, including an unbeaten 5-0-2 mark in Ancient Eight action.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
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Harvard sets its sights on a weekend road trip to Villanova, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m., and Seton Hall, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The games will be broadcast on NovaNation All Access and the Pirate Sports Network, respectively.