Women's Soccer Drops Road Game at Central Florida

Senior Caroline Kutler had a shot in Harvard's game at Central Florida (photo courtesy of David Silverman).

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Harvard women's soccer team fell for the first time in the 2010 season, dropping a non-conference game at Central Florida by a score of 3-0 Friday evening.  With the loss, the Crimson moves to 1-1-1 on the year, while the Knights improve to 4-1-0.

UCF took an early lead at 7:32, when Katie Jackson put in a pass from Kim Newsome in front of Harvard goalkeeper Alexandra Millet.  The Knights doubled its advantage to 2-0 later in the half, as Bianca Joswiak headed in a cross from the far right side late in the 29th minute.

In the second stanza, Joswiak notched her second goal of the game at 46:27, as she batted home a rebound off her own shot, making it 3-0 in favor of UCF.  In the 56th minute, Harvard's Peyton Johnson created the Crimson's best scoring opportunity, but her shot was deflected away by goalkeeper Aline Reis.  Later in the second, Patricia Yau managed a shot on goal as well, but that chance was also blocked away. 

UCF led the final count in shots, 17-6, and in corner kicks, 8-5.  Millet played the first 69 minutes in goal and made three saves, while Jessica Wright made her collegiate debut in net in the second half and did not record a save in 21 minutes of action. 

Harvard remains in Florida to play at South Florida Sunday, Sept. 12 at noon.