Women’s Soccer Kicks Off Ivy Slate at Penn

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening conference action this weekend, Harvard women's soccer travels to Penn on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Ivy League opener. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPN+
Live Stats: vs. Penn
Twitter: @Harvard_WSoccer

What to Know

  • Harvard is 3-4 on the season, with all three victories coming in shutout fashion: Syracuse (4-0), Quinnipiac (1-0) and Northeastern (2-0).
  • Senior Leah Mohammadi and first-year Sophie Hirst lead the team with four and three goals, respectively, while sophomore Murphy Agnew has dished a team-leading three assists. Hirst ranks second in the conference with 1.40 points per game, while Mohammadi's four goals is the third most in the league.
  • Senior Danielle Etzel has appeared in all seven games between the posts, where she has made 14 saves with a 0.44 goals-against average, which paces the Ivy League. She has two shutouts on the season, and paired with junior Kat Hess for a 2-0 shutout against Northeastern.
  • Hirst was named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week on Sept. 3 after scoring game-winning goals in back-to-back games, becoming the first Harvard rookie to collect both honors since Margaret Purce in 2013.
  • The Crimson opens its Ivy slate against Penn for the 11th-consecutive season, with Harvard going 6-4 in those contests. Harvard leads the all-time series with the Quakers, 20-7-2.

Last Time Out

At The Helm
Chris Hamblin leads the Crimson in his third season as the Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer. He was the Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2016 after leading the program to its 13th Ivy League title.

Next Up
Harvard continues Ivy action when Yale comes to Cambridge for a Saturday, Sept. 29 contest at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.