Agnew Scores Twice, Women’s Soccer Handles Princeton, 2-1

Murphy Agnew drives with the ball against Brown
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In front of a packed house at Ohiri Field, Harvard women's soccer earned a 2-1 victory over Princeton on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson improves to 11-3 (4-1 Ivy League), while the Tigers fall to 5-6-3 (1-3-1 Ivy League).

Junior Murphy Agnew scored twice to lead the offense, finding the back of the net after assists from sophomore Jordan Di Verniero, junior Maria DiMartinis and first-year Angela Caloia. Senior Kat Hess made three saves between the posts for her seventh victory of the season.

It took just 2:28 for Harvard to take the lead, as Agnew volleyed Di Verniero's cross sharply into the nylon past the goalkeeper. The first half was largely a defensive battle, and the Crimson left for intermission ahead 1-0.

The Tigers managed to knot the score in the 58th minute, but the tie would last only two minutes, as Agnew celebrated her second score of the game in the 60th frame. Caloia and DiMartinis connected in the midfield, with the central midfielder lofting a through ball to Agnew, who smoothly finished a shot into the lower left corner.

Harvard Highlights

  • Agnew netted her fifth and sixth goals of the season with her second brace of the season. She joins Caloia in reaching 20 points this season.
  • Agnew tied a career-high with four points, reaching the milestone for the third time this season and fourth overall.
  • Caloia tallied her 11th assist of the year, which ties her for second in program history with four alumna: Laura Meyer '83, Karen Gudeman '98, Naomi Miller '99 and Emily Stauffer '98-99.

Game Notes

  • Harvard improves to 30-13-1 in the all-time series, doing so on Alumni Weekend in front of a plethora of former student-athletes.
  • The Crimson continues to slot in second in the Ivy League with two contests left to play. Harvard reached four Ivy League wins for the with the result.

What's Next?
Harvard wraps up its homestand with Senior Day against Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. The contest will kick off on Jordan Field, with the action slated to air on ESPN+.