CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking on its final Ivy League opponent of 2019, Harvard women's soccer is set to face Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+. The Crimson can still earn a share of the Ivy League championship with a win over the Lions, coupled with a loss by Brown.
- Harvard is 12-3 this season (5-1 Ivy), and sits in second place in the Ivy League. The Crimson enters the matchup with the Lions (9-3-3, 3-1-2 Ivy) with the top offense in the league, averaging 2.27 goals per game. The Crimson sits at 37 in the most recent RPI update.
- First-year Angela Caloia leads the Crimson with 23 points, and she ranks second in the country with 0.73 assists per game. Junior Murphy Agnew leads the Ivy League in points per game (1.54), with Caloia right behind in second (1.53). First-year Gabby DelPico joins Agnew and Caloia in the 20-point club with 20 points, doing so with a team-leading seven goals.
- Sophie 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).
- Agnew was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 28, her second Player of the Week honor in a three-week span, and the fourth-career weekly award from the Ivy League. The New Hope, Pennsylvania native had a pair of goals in Harvard's victory over Princeton. She joins Angela Caloia and Gabby DelPico with multiple weekly honors this season.
- Senior Kat Hess leads the Crimson between the posts, holding a 0.82 goals-against average and .824 save percentage across 990 minutes. The Crimson defense and goalkeepers have combined for eight shutouts this season, including four in Ivy League play.
- Harvard leads the all-time series with Columbia, 28-3-2, and are unbeaten in over the past 11 meetings (10-0-1).
- Sophomores Courtney Rabb and Margaret Cote were recently featured in the department's Around the Yard series – the duo wrote about their volunteer work in the community, and beyond.
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 37-22-5 record at the helm.
Harvard awaits its fate for the 2019 NCAA Tournament with the selection show on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The stream will be available on NCAA.com.