High-Powered Offense Leads Women’s Soccer Past Long Island, 5-0

Harvard celebrates a goal against Northwestern
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Winning for the third consecutive outing, Harvard women's soccer got goals from five different players as it upended Long Island, 5-0, on Saturday at Ohiri Field. Harvard improves to 6-2 on the season, while the Sharks fall to 1-7-1.

Junior Murphy Agnew, sophomores Sophie Hirst and Trinity Thomas and first-years Angela Caloia and Gabby DelPico each found the back of the net, as Harvard put five on the board for the first time this season. First-year Hollyn Torres had a career-best two assists, while four other players had a helper in the game. Senior Kat Hess and sophomore Samantha Schmitz shared the shutout in goal.

Caloia put Harvard on the board in the 10th minute, powerfully lacing a shot into the top corner after a through ball from Agnew.  Just five minutes later DelPico was taken down in the box, and subsequently converted the penalty kick to give the Crimson a 2-0 lead.

Hirst added a third goal just under four minutes into the second half, with Torres picking up the assist. Agnew got on the scoreboard in the 62nd minute after DelPico and Caloia got free down the left flank, and found Agnew at the back post for a tap in. Torres and sophomore Taylor Nielsen capped the day with a set-up to Thomas in the 76th minute, who sprinted through the defense and calmly finished in the bottom corner.

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard got goals from five different players, with Caloia and Hirst tallying their team-leading fourth scores of the season.
  • Torres had a career-high two assists, while Agnew, DelPico, Caloia and Nielsen also had assists.
  • The Crimson tallied its third shutout of the season.

Game Notes

  • The Crimson moves to 3-1-1 all-time against Long Island, with wins in each of the last three meetings.
  • The five goals are the most for the Crimson since Nov. 15, 2014, when the Crimson topped Central Connecticut State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 6-0.
  • Harvard outshot the Sharks 32-5, including a 16-3 edge in shots on goal.

What's Next?
Harvard opens its Ivy League schedule on Saturday, Sept. 28 against Penn. The 2 p.m. kickoff at Ohiri Field will be broadcast on ESPN+.