Women’s Soccer Tripped Up by San Francisco, 3-1

Sophie Hirst dribbles in space
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seeing its three-game winning streak come to an end, Harvard women's soccer fell to San Francisco, 3-1, on Friday afternoon at Ohiri Field. The Crimson drops to 3-2 overall, while the Dons improve to 5-2.

Sophomore Sophie Hirst tallied her second goal of the season, while first-year Gabby DelPico registered her first collegiate point with an assist on the play. Senior Kat Hess played all 90 minutes between the posts, making one save.

The Dons struck first with goals in the 11th and 30th minutes, and took a 2-0 lead into the intermission. Harvard outshot its visitors in the second frame, 8-1, but San Francisco added a third goal in the 64th minute to push its lead to 3-0.

Harvard immediately responded in the 66th minute with its goal, as DelPico evaded multiple San Francisco defenders before sliding a cross to Hirst for the score. Hirst and senior Kimaya Cole had great chances late to add to the tally, but Hirst's shot was saved and Cole's header was cleared off the line by a defender.

Harvard Highlights

  • Hirst scored her second goal of the season, and fifth-career goal, and tied Angela Caloia and Murphy Agnew for the team-lead with seven points this season.
  • With her assist, DelPico joins Caloia and Hollyn Torres among first-years to tally a point this season.

Game Notes

  • Harvard falls to 2-3 all-time in the series history with San Francisco.
  • The Crimson continued its stretch of scoring, and has not been shutout in each of its past seven games dating back to last season.

What's Next?
Harvard hits the road on Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff with UConn. The game will be broadcast on UConnHuskies.com.