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Sheeleigh Scores Two to Lift Crimson to Ninth Ivy League Title

Photo of the Harvard women's soccer team after winning its second straight Ivy League title courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

Video highlights of Harvard clinching Ivy League title.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior Katherine Sheeleigh scored two goals including the game-winning tally in the 87th minute to lead the Harvard women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Dartmouth. With the win, the Crimson (8-6-1, 5-1 Ivy) earns at least a share of the Ivy League title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

It is Harvard's second-straight Ivy League title and ninth overall. Sheelegh’s game-winner was her fourth of the season and 10th in her career. The goal came when Sheeleigh accepted a pass from Kerry Kartsonis on the right side of the net.

Dartmouth started the scoring off when Aly O’Dea headed in a pass from Ally Dutton just 6:26 into the game. Sheeleigh tallied the equalizer less than 13 minutes later when sophomore Melanie Baskind placed a corner kick in front of the net for Sheeleigh to shot pass the Dartmouth goalkeeper.

The Big Green held a 15-12 advantage in shots, while both teams had seven corners and four saves each.

The Crimson closes out the season Nov. 7 at Columbia at 7 p.m. The NCAA women’s soccer selection show will take place Nov. 9 on ESPNews.