CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bringing a close to its season-opening West Coast trip, Harvard women's soccer had its rally cut short against San Francisco, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Negoesco Field.
Senior Leah Mohammadi scored her first goal of the season, while sophomore Murphy Agnew was credited with the assist. Harvard (0-2) outshot the Dons (3-1), 10-8, with Mohammadi taking a game-high five shots. Freshmen Trinity Thomas and Taylor Nielsen fired two shots apiece.
San Francisco got on the board at the four-minute mark, but Harvard held a 7-4 shots advantage at the intermission. Mohammadi forced a pair of saves in the opening frame, while freshman Jordan Di Verniero got free for a look that was saved just before halftime.
The Dons doubled their advantage in the 74th minute, but the Crimson responded with the goal from Mohammadi. Agnew found the ball at her feet on the right side of the 18-yard box, and she squared a ball to the oncoming Mohammadi for a shot that found the back of the net just inside the crossbar. A late chance by junior Kimaya Cole with just under two minutes to go went just wide, and the Dons earned the victory.
- Mohammadi opened Harvard's scoring for the year, while Agnew dished her first assist. The duo combined for 25 points a year ago.
- Senior Danielle Etzel and junior Kat Hess split time in goal, with each playing 45 minutes.
- Harvard and San Francisco are now tied in the all-time series, 2-2.
- The goal from Mohammadi was the seventh of her career.
Harvard returns to Cambridge for its home opener on Thursday, August 30 against Syracuse. The 3 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on ESPN+.