Women’s Soccer Falls in Season Opener at Northeastern, 4-1

Murphy Agnew dribbles the ball against Syracuse
Photo by Gil Talbot

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Competing for the first time in 2019, Harvard women's soccer was tripped up on the road at Northeastern, 4-1. The action was the first of the year for the Crimson, while Northeastern improved to 2-1 overall.

First-year Angela Caloia scored her first-career goal just 15 minutes into her debut, while junior Murphy Agnew, who led the team in assists a year ago, provided the helper on the play. First-year Hannah Gardner started between the posts, making two saves. Despite the score line, Harvard tallied eight corner kicks, and tallied 10 shots against Northeastern's 12.

The Huskies struck first in the eighth minute, but Caloia responded seven minutes later with her first-career goal. Agnew played Caloia through near the penalty spot, with the first-year finishing calmly into the bottom right corner. Northeastern added goals in the 32nd and 38th minutes to take a 3-1 lead, and Harvard nearly got one back before the break, but Caloia's left-footed effort was saved.

Northeastern added a fourth goal in the second half, while Harvard's four shots in the frame could not find the back of the net.

Harvard Highlights

  • Caloia became the first player to score in her debut since sophomore Sophie Hirst found the back of the net against Syracuse a year ago.
  • Harvard held the edge in corner kicks, 8-2.
  • Agnew provided her 10th career assist on Caloia's strike.
  • Five players made their career debuts: Caloia, Gardner, Gabby DelPico, Ava Lung and Hollyn Torres 

What's Next?
Harvard returns to Cambridge Sept. 4 against Quinnipiac, as it starts a stretch of four-consecutive games at Jordan or Ohiri Field. The 7 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on ESPN+.