Women’s Soccer Continues Ivy League Slate with Trip to Yale

Jordan Di Verniero executes a flip throw
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Commencing a three-game road trip with its second Ivy League matchup of the year, Harvard women's soccer will take on Yale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPN+ | International Stream
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast
Twitter: @Harvard_WSoccer

What to Know

  • Harvard is 7-2 this season (1-0 Ivy) while boasting the top offense in the Ivy League (2.44 goals per game). The Crimson enters the matchup with the Bulldogs (7-2, 1-0 Ivy) on a four-game winning streak.
  • First-year Angela Caloia leads the Crimson and the Ivy League with 17 points, and she leads the country with 1.0 assists per game (second in total assists). Sophomore Sophie Hirst, first-year Gabby DelPico and junior Murphy Agnew are close behind with 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively. All four players are in the top eight in the conference in points per game.
  • 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).
  • DelPico was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 30, her second award of the season. The Brockton, Massachusetts native scored the game-winning goal against Penn in the Ivy League opener, which was also featured at No. 1 in this week's Harvard Top Plays countdown. She joins Caloia with two Rookie of the Week honors this season.
  • Senior Kat Hess leads the Crimson between the posts, holding a 0.67 goals-against average and .818 save percentage across 540 minutes.
  • Harvard leads the all-time series with Yale, 32-9-2. The Crimson won in Cambridge a year ago, 1-0, with Jillian Wachira scoring the game-winner. Harvard is 9-1-1 over the past 11 meetings.

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 32-21-5 record at the helm.

Next Up
Harvard continues its road stretch at Cornell on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.