Women’s Soccer Tallies Fifth-Straight Shutout, Downs Boston University, 2-0

Harvard celebrates a goal against Northwestern
Photo by Gil Talbot

BOSTON – Bringing a close to non-conference play on a winning note, Harvard women's soccer picked up a 2-0 shutout over Boston University on Tuesday night at Nickerson Field. Harvard improves to 10-2 this season, while the Terriers fall to 5-8-2.

Sophomore Jordan Di Verniero and first-year Gabby DelPico found the back of the net, their third and sixth goals this season, respectively. Sophomore Courtney Rabb and junior Murphy Agnew added assists, while first-year Hannah Gardner tallied her first-career shutout with a pair of saves.

The Crimson struck the post with a pair of shots in the opening 45 minutes, and finally broke through for the opening goal in the 43rd minute off the head of Di Verniero. Rabb had the initial shot, which was saved by a Terrier defender, with the defender heading the ball across the line from close range.

It took just under six minutes for Harvard to double its advantage, with Agnew finding DelPico for a shot to the top right corner. The goal gave DelPico the team lead with six scores this season.

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard outshot the Terriers, 25-4.
  • Di Verniero has scored in consecutive games, while Rabb picked up her first-career assist on the play.
  • DelPico has scored in five of the last seven games.

Game Notes

  • Harvard tallied its first win over Boston University since 2015, and improved to 14-8-6 all-time against the Terriers.
  • The Crimson has tallied five-straight shutouts for the first time since Sept. 18 – Oct. 4, 2014.

What's Next?
Harvard welcomes Brown to Ohiri Field on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.