Elizabeth Weisman broke a 1-1 tie with the game winner at 86:31 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Elizabeth Weisman tallied the game-winning goal with 3:29 remaining in the second half, while Melanie Baskind also added a tally for the Crimson, as the Harvard women's soccer team defeated Elon, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Baskind finished the game with three points, as she also assisted on the game winner by Weisman. With the win, the Crimson evens its overall record at 1-1, while the Phoenix falls to 1-3-1 on the year.
The Crimson outshot the Phoenix, 16-6, in the first half and earned eight of the nine corner kicks in the frame. Harvard managed to fire five shots on target, but Elon's Shannon Cosgrove stopped all five attempts, while Crimson goalkeeper Alexandra Millet turned aside three shots in the first half.
Early in the second half, Baskind gave the Crimson a 1-0 edge, as she took a pass from the left side from Meg Casscells-Hamby and fired a shot with her right foot. Baskind sent the ball into the left corner of the cage at 57:08.
With 7:58 remaining, Elon tied the game on a score by Kimmie Krauss, who beat Crimson goalkeeper Bethany Kanten with a shot into the right side of the net. With less than four minutes to go, Baskind, who led all players with 10 shots in the game, booted another chance on goal, creating a long rebound. Weisman recovered possession and tipped the ball into the net, giving Harvard a 2-1 lead.
Kanten earns her first collegiate win, making three saves in the second half, while Elon's Kate Murphy stopped four shots in period two. Harvard led in corner kicks, 12-2, and shots, 29-11, for the game.
The Crimson will remain home to host Massachusetts at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.