Women’s Soccer Runs Past Cornell, 3-1

Young and Raimondo netted their first-career goals (Penny Ashford).

ITHACA, N.Y. – Earning its first Ivy League victory of the season, Harvard women's soccer got out to an early lead and defeated Cornell, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Berman Field.

Junior Niki Young, senior Dani Stollar and freshman Lauren Raimondo found the back of the net, with Young and Raimondo picking up their first-career scores. Freshman Murphy Agnew recorded two assists, tying a career-best, while junior Leah Mohammadi also earned a helper on the opening goal. Sophomore Kat Hess and junior Danielle Etzel split time in goal, making three saves and one save, respectively.

Harvard got on the board first in the seventh minute after a corner from Mohammadi was deflected home by Young. Cornell equalized five minutes later, but the Crimson got back in front in the 38th minute after Agnew centered for Stollar, who powered a six-yard shot into the back of the net.

Raimondo opened the second half with a goal in the 55th minute, taking a terrific lobbed through ball from Agnew and calmly finishing in the bottom corner.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Young and Raimondo netted their first-career goals.
  • Stollar scored her second goal of the season.
  • Agnew tied a career-high with two assists, and she leads the team with five helpers this season.
  • Mohammadi earned her second assist this season, and leads the team with 10 points.
  • Hess and Etzel controlled the area between the posts, combining for four saves.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard is unbeaten in series history dating back to 1993, going 19-0-5 over the last 24 meetings.
  • Harvard tallied a season-high 18 shots, including 12 on goal. Harvard has forced each of its opposing Ivy goalkeepers into at least seven saves.
  • The win was Harvard's third on the road this season. 

What's Next?
Harvard heads to Boston University for its final nonconference game Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.