The Crimson is 6-3 against non-Ivy opponents (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bringing a close to its nonconference schedule, Harvard women's soccer will travel down Storrow Drive on Wednesday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. matchup with Boston University. The contest will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- The Harvard (7-5) defense has been in top form, with five of its wins coming via shutout this season. The Crimson back line of seniors Marie Becker, Dani Stollar and Candy Janachowski, sophomore Kimaya Cole and freshman Sammy Murrell has held Providence, Central Connecticut State, St. John's, Boston College and Seton Hall off the scoreboard.
- Junior Leah Mohammadi leads the Crimson with four goals on the season, including three game-winners, while five other players have found the back of the net. Freshman Murphy Agnew and Stollar have each netted a pair of scores.
- Harvard leads the all-time series over the Terriers, 13-7-6, including a 2-2 tie in Cambridge a year ago.
Last Time Out
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 is 7-5 on the season, with five of its wins coming in shutout fashion. Leah Mohammadi leads the team with four goals and 10 points, while Murphy Agnew and Dani Stollar have chipped in nine and five points of their own. Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess have split time in goal, making 26 and 27 saves, respectively, with a combined goals-against average of just 0.90.
Scouting Boston University
The Terriers are 5-6-3 on the season, including a 3-1-1 mark in the Patriot League. Christina Wakefield leads the team with four goals and nine points, while Jesse Shreck has two scores and eight points. Hannah Ciolek and Amanda Fay have split time in goal, combining for 47 saves and six shutouts.
Harvard leads the series history with Boston University, 13-7-6, and is unbeaten in each of the last two meetings. Four of the last six matchups have gone to double overtime.
Rookie of the Week
Following a torrid week on the field, freshman Murphy Agnew was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Sept. 11-17.
Agnew played a significant role in all three Harvard contests, recording one goal and three assists for five points – a mark that led the Ivy League over the past week. The attacker kicked off the week with a two-assist performance against Quinnipiac, and continued with her second-career goal at Villanova. Agnew capped the weekend with a third assist against Seton Hall, setting up classmate Linda Liedel for her first-career score.
Repping the 617
Harvard is matching up with a Boston-based rival for the third time this season after also facing Northeastern (L, 2-0) and Boston College (W, 1-0) earlier this season. Harvard holds a 35-22-12 (.594) all-time record against the three programs.
Home Field Advantage
Since the start of the 2013 season, Harvard boasts a 20-9-6 record in Cambridge. Harvard is 3-1 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
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Harvard hosts Brown in the first of three-straight contests at home. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on Ohiri Field, and the game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.