Women’s Soccer Readies for Road Trip to Cornell

Taylor Nielsen high fives her teammates during introductions
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Traveling for the second-consecutive weekend, Harvard women's soccer will travel to Ithaca, New York to take on Cornell on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The bout with the Big Red will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPN+ (Talent: Tara Lynch, Nick Friend) | International Stream
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast
Twitter: @Harvard_WSoccer

What to Know

  • Harvard is 8-2 this season (2-0 Ivy), and is tied for first with Brown in the Ivy League. The Crimson enters the matchup with the Big Red (4-4-1, 0-2 Ivy) on a five-game winning streak, which is tied for the 12th-longest in the country.
  • First-year Angela Caloia leads the Crimson and the Ivy League with 17 points, and she ranks third in the country with nine assists and 0.9 assists per game. First-year Gabby DelPico, sophomore Sophie Hirst and junior Murphy Agnew are close behind with 13, 12 and 11 points, respectively, with DelPico scoring a team-leading five goals. All four rank in the top seven in the Ivy League 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 last 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 0.57 goals-against average and .852 save percentage across 630 minutes.
  • Harvard leads the all-time series with Cornell, 26-3-9. The Crimson is unbeaten against the Big Red in the last 25 meetings (20-0-5), dating back to 1994. Harvard won in Cambridge a year ago, 2-0.

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 33-21-5 record at the helm.

Next Up
Harvard brings a close to its three-game road stretch and its non-conference slate on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Boston University. The game will air on NESNplus