Women’s Soccer Opens Ivy League Play Against Penn

Kat Hess collects the ball near the six-yard box
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kicking off conference play while wrapping up a three-game homestand, Harvard women's soccer will welcome Penn on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Ohiri Field. The 2 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPN+ (Talent: Andy Towne, Bill Spaulding) | International Stream
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast | Presto
Twitter: @Harvard_WSoccer

What to Know

  • Harvard is 6-2 this season, while boasting the top offense in the Ivy League (2.62 goals per game). The Crimson enters the matchup with the Quakers (5-2-1) on a three-game winning streak.
  • First-year Angela Caloia leads the Crimson and the Ivy League with 16 points, and is one of three players leading the country with eight assists. Sophomore Sophie Hirst and junior Murphy Agnew are close behind with 12 and 10 points, respectively. First-year Gabby DelPico joins the trio with three goals this season, while 10 different players have found the back of the net this season.
  • Hirst and Caloia have each posted three assists in one game this season, becoming the first Harvard players to accomplish the feat since Oct. 15, 2003 (Katie Westfall vs. Holy Cross), and the first Ivy League players to do so since Nov. 14, 2015 (Princeton's Emily Sura vs. Boston College).
  • Caloia was honored as the Ivy League Co-Player and Rookie of the Week on Sept. 23, doing so after back-to-back three-point outings against UMass Lowell and Long Island. She was also the Rookie of the Week on Sept. 9, while DelPico was honored as Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16.
  • Senior Kat Hess leads the Crimson between the posts, holding a 0.80 goals-against average and .789 save percentage across 450 minutes.
  • Harvard leads the all-time series with Penn, 20-7-3. The teams played to a scoreless tie in Philadelphia a year ago.

Last Time Out

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 31-21-5 record at the helm.

Next Up
Harvard hits the road to open a three-game stretch away from Cambridge, as it takes on Yale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.