Women’s Soccer Rallies for 3-2 Victory Over Brown

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ralling with a three-goal second half to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play, Harvard women's soccer earned a 3-2 victory over Brown on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson-Pincince Field. The Crimson improves to 6-5-1 on the season, with a 3-0-1 first-place mark in Ivy play, while Brown falls to 5-7-1 with a 1-3-0 mark in conference play.

Sophomore Murphy Agnew, senior Leah Mohammadi and first-year Taylor Nielsen found the back of the net, while Mohammadi and first-years Jillian Wachira, Jordan Di Verniero and Sophie Hirst earned assists. Senior Danielle Etzel made four saves between the posts for her sixth win of the year.

The Bears struck first with a pair of first-half goals in the fourth and 16th minutes, and took a 2-0 lead into the intermission. Scoring early in the second half, Mohammadi and Wachira set up Agnew for her first goal of the season with a shot from 20 yards.

Agnew helped set-up Harvard's equalizer in the 70th minute, drawing a penalty kick that was slotted home by Mohammadi for her team-leading seventh goal of the year.

With just over seven minutes remaining in regulation, Nielsen broke the deadlock with a powerful volley into the back of the net. Di Verniero started the sequence with a long flip-throw, and Hirst provided the cross for the game-winning goal from Nielsen.

Harvard Highlights

  • Mohammadi scored for the third-straight game, giving her seven scores this season.
  • Nielsen and Agnew scored their second and first goals of the year, respectively, with Nielsen getting her first-career game-winner.
  • Harvard remains in first place in the Ivy League standings, tied with Penn at 3-0-1.

Game Notes

  • The Crimson improves to 28-19-4 all-time against Brown, including an 8-1-1 mark over the last 10 meetings.
  • Mohammadi ranks second in the Ivy League with seven goals.

What's Next?
Harvard continues conference action at Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.