CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking the field in Cambridge to open a four-game homestand, Harvard women's soccer (0-1-0) will welcome Quinnipiac (3-0-0) to Jordan Field on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- First-year Angela Caloia scored in her debut against Northeastern Aug. 30, becoming the first to score in her debut since sophomore Sophie Hirst did the same a year ago against Syracuse. Junior Murphy Agnew dished the assist on the play, while first-year Hannah Gardner made a pair of saves between the posts in the season-opener.
- Harvard returns three All-Ivy selections from a year ago in Agnew and junior Maria DiMartinis and sophomore Taylor Nielsen, while junior Linda Liedel was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. The Crimson went 7-7-1 in 2018, including a 4-2-1 third-place mark in Ivy League play.
- Hirst leads all returners with nine points a year ago, while Agnew and Nielsen were each close behind with eight. Harvard returns 57.8 percent of its goals from last season.
- Harvard and Quinnipiac have met five times, with the Crimson holding a perfect 5-0 record in those contests. The Crimson picked up a 1-0 victory in Hamden a year ago, led by a goal from Hirst. The Bobcats are off to a 3-0 start with wins over Bryant, Loyola (Md.) and Rhode Island.
- Harvard announced a talented first-year class in the spring, with five of the seven newcomers seeing time with youth national teams.
At The Helm
Chris Hamblin leads the Crimson in his fourth 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, and holds a 25-20-5 record at the helm.
Harvard remains at home on Sunday, Sept. 8 when Northwestern visits Ohiri Field. The game will kick off at 1 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN+.