CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Picking up the action in the middle of a four-game homestand, Harvard women's soccer is set to face Northwestern and Massachusetts Sept. 8 and 10, respectively. The contest with the Wildcats will kick off at 1 p.m. on Ohiri Field, while the UMass tilt will be at 7 p.m. on Jordan Field. Both bouts will be broadcast on ESPN+.
How to Follow
TV - Northwestern: ESPN+ (Talent: Tyler Murray, Dana Grey) | International Stream
TV – UMass: ESPN+ (Talent: Ben Altsher, Eric Gallanty) | International Stream
Live Stats - Northwestern: StatBroadcast | Presto
Live Stats – UMass: StatBroadcast | Presto
The bout with Northwestern is the team's featured game, with students receiving a free Harvard soccer t-shirt. Additionally, an ice cream truck will be on-site, and the first 150 fans – student, or otherwise - will receive an ice cream voucher.
What to Know
- Harvard picked up its first win of the season Sept. 4 against Quinnipiac, 3-0. Sophomore Sophie Hirst tallied three assists in the game, becoming the first Harvard player to accomplish the feat since Oct. 15, 2003 (Katie Westfall vs. Holy Cross), and the first Ivy League player to do so since Nov. 14, 2015 (Princeton's Emily Sura vs. Boston College).
- Junior Murphy Agnew and first-year Angela Caloia co-lead the team with two goals and five points. Caloia joins Hirst among active players to score in each of their first two career games.
- 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.
- The Crimson picked up its first shutout of the year against Quinnipiac Sept. 4. Harvard has had at least six shutouts in each of the last seven seasons.
- Harvard trails UMass in the all-time series, 11-15-2, but holds a 5-1-1 mark over the past seven matchups.
- The meeting between Harvard and Northwestern will be the first in program history. Harvard is 2-7-1 all-time against current Big Ten members, including unbeaten marks against Maryland and Ohio State.
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 26-20-5 record at the helm.
Harvard caps a four-game homestand when San Francisco visits Ohiri Field on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.