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Kutler, Hagner Score in 2-0 Win Against Holy Cross

Pictured: Caroline Kutler scored the game's first goal at 25:25 of the first half.
Photo courtesy: Dave Silverman

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --The Harvard women’s soccer team scored two goals in the first half on shots by Caroline Kutler and Christina Hagner to defeat Holy Cross, 2-0, Tuesday evening at Cumnock Turf. Lauren Mann stopped five shots en route to her second shutout of the year.

The Crimson (3-5-1) tallied two goals in seven minutes midway through the first half to grab a quick 2-0 advantage. At 25:25, Melanie Baskind crossed a bouncing pass from the right side and into the box. Katherine Sheeleigh deflected the pass toward Kutler, who buried the ball into the top right corner of the cage for her first goal of the season. In the 33rd minute, Hagner maneuvered through three Holy Cross defenders deep in the zone and booted the ball from 15 yards out for Harvard’s second goal.

Each team managed seven shots apiece in the second half but did could not score. Mann made three stops in the second half, while Holy Cross’s Mary Ferketic turned aside five shots for the game. The Crimson earned all three of its corner kicks in the second half of play.

Harvard will visit Yale in an Ivy League contest Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m.