Meg Casscells-Hamby mustered three shots on goal against the Terriers (Gil Talbot).
BOSTON – The Harvard women's soccer team suffered a non-conference loss at local rival Boston University, falling by the score of 3-0 Wednesday evening.
With the loss, Harvard sees its overall record drop to 3-2, while the Terriers improve to 6-2-1.
The Crimson fell behind, 2-0, in the first half, as BU's Kylie Strom tallied goals at 22:19 and 30:52. On the first Terrier goal, Strom dribbled the ball down the field on a breakaway attempt before sending a shot into the right side of the net. In the 31st minute, Harvard was whistled for a foul just outside the top of the box, setting up a free kick. Strom took the kick from 19 yards out and beat Crimson goalkeeper Alexandra Millet with a shot to double the BU lead.
At the break, the Terriers held a 7-3 advantage in shots, while Harvard had the lone corner kick of the first half.
BU added to its lead with a tally by Kai Miller at 57:20. Miller chipped a shot over Harvard's Cheta Emba after receiving a pass from Jessica Luscinski.
Emba played the second half in net for the Crimson, finishing with two saves, while Millet recorded three stops in the first half of play. Terrier goalkeeper Alice Binns turned aside four shots. BU outshot Harvard, 14-9, but the Crimson earned all three corner kicks in the contest.
The Crimson returns home to host Hofstra at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.