CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening its home slate at Jordan Field, Harvard women's soccer welcomes Syracuse to Cambridge on Thursday, August 30 before hitting the road for a Sunday, Sept. 2 clash at Quinnipiac. Admission for Thursday's action with Syracuse is free for all fans, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
How to Follow
Broadcast: vs. Syracuse – ESPN+ (Talent: Craig White, Scott Sudikoff), International Stream
at Quinnipiac – Quinnipiac All-Access
Live Stats: vs. Syracuse | at Quinnipiac
What to Know
- Harvard returns 81.3 percent of its scoring from a year ago, led by reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year Murphy Agnew, who had four goals and 13 points in 2017. Agnew opened her account in 2018 with an assist against San Francisco.
- Senior Leah Mohammadi scored Harvard's opening goal on the season-opening road trip to California and San Francisco. She also led the Crimson with six shots over the weekend.
- Senior Danielle Etzel and junior Kat Hess shared the goalkeeping responsibilities in 2017, combining for a 1.14 goals-against average and .826 save percentage. Etzel capped the season with a 16-save shutout against Columbia, earning her United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week honors. The duo has split time to open the season, making three and two saves, respectively.
- Harvard and Syracuse are tied in the series history, 1-1, while the Crimson holds an unbeaten 4-0 mark against Quinnipiac. Harvard split decisions with the two squads a year ago, including a 2-1 win over the Bobcats.
- Harvard announced a talented freshman class in the spring, with newcomers Sophie Hirst and Lara Schenk earning time with the U-18 United States and U-19 Germany national teams, respectively, over the summer.
At The Helm
Chris Hamblin leads the Crimson in his third season as the Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer. The Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2016, Hamblin holds a 18-14-4 record at the helm of the program.
Harvard returns to Jordan field on Wednesday, Sept. 5 for a 6 p.m. meeting with Maine. The game will be broadcast on NESN and ESPN+.