Women’s Soccer Falls in Defensive Battle to Boston University, 1-0

Women’s Soccer Falls in Defensive Battle to Boston University, 1-0

The game was Harvard's last against non-Ivy opponents (Penny Ashford).

BOSTON – Coming up shy in a defensive battle, Harvard women's soccer fell to Boston University, 1-0, on Wednesday evening at Nickerson Field.

Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess were strong in goal, making four and three saves, respectively. The Crimson offense totaled six shots by five players, including two by sophomore Kimaya Cole.

The Terriers struck first in the sixth minute off the foot of Anna Heilferty in what would end up as the only goal of the day. Harvard had a handful of opportunities throughout the remainder of the game, but the Terriers' goalkeeper made a quartet of saves.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Cole led the Crimson in shots for the first time this season.
  • Etzel and Hess split time in goal, making four and three saves. The seven combined stops was the duos most since August 29 at Northeastern.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard ended non-league play with a 6-4 record.
  • The loss is the Crimson's first against Boston University since 2014, with the team going 1-0-1 in the past two seasons.

What's Next?
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.