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Harvard Women's Soccer Shuts Down Siena, 2-0

Hana Taiji netted the game-winner at 48:01 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hana Taiji and Elizabeth Weisman each scores a goal, while goalkeeper Bethany Kanten recorded a shutout to lead the Harvard women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Siena at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Tuesday evening.

Harvard, which is 5-0-1 in its last six games, improves to 8-4-1 on the year, while the Saints fall to 7-5 this fall. The Crimson also moves to 6-4 against non-conference opponents this season.

The Crimson outshot Siena, 9-2, in the opening frame, but managed only one shot on target, a chance by Laurne Urke late in the frame, as the game was scoreless after the first stanza.

In the second half, Melanie Baskind played the ball on the right side of the Siena box and sent a pass to the middle, finding teammate Mai Le. Le turned and fired the ball toward the net, and Taiji redirected the ball into the goal, giving Harvard a 1-0 lead at 48:01.

Later in the half, Weisman scored off a tough angle on the right side, placing the ball just inside the post at 76:58, as the Crimson doubled its advantage to 2-0.

Harvard held a 9-2 advantage in shots once again in the second half, leading 18-4 in that category for the game. The Crimson managed all six shots on goal, as Kanten finished with zero saves. Siena goalkeeper Taylor Booth played the first half, stopping one shot, while Erin Kelly recorded three saves in the second stanza. The Crimson earned five corners in the contest, compared to one for the Saints.

The Crimson will begin a stretch of three straight conference games at home by hosting Brown Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.