Women’s Soccer Set Back at Villanova, 2-1

Women’s Soccer Set Back at Villanova, 2-1

Agnew tallied her second-career goal (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dropping the first of two games on the road this weekend, Harvard women's soccer fell to Villanova, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at Higgins Soccer Complex.

Freshman Murphy Agnew netted her second-career goal, going the distance before slotting a shot into the lower right corner. Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess split the time between the posts, while junior Leah Mohammadi totaled a team-high three shots.

Villanova struck first in the 53rd minute when Emily Kuefler snuck one across the line. Agnew tied the score just over 10 minutes later, taking a pass from senior Dani Stollar and carrying the ball 40 yards before striking the game-tying goal. The Wildcats jumped ahead for good in the 84th minute after a cross found Amanda Vocelka at the back post.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Agnew scored for the second time this season, with each goal coming on the road.
  • Agnew has tallied two points in each of the last two games, as the freshman also dished two assists against Quinnipiac
  • Junior Leah Mohammadi led the offense in shots for the seventh time in eight games, notching six with two on frame.
  • Etzel has not allowed a goal in her last 290 minutes of action, lowering her goals-against average to 0.24 this season.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard fell to Villanova for the first time in program history, moving to 2-1 all-time
  • Locked in a defensive battle, each team tallied only three shots on frame.


What's Next:
Harvard continues the road trip at Seton Hall Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Pirate Sports Network.