Leone Earns 250th Career Win with 1-0 Overtime Victory Against Brown
Harvard head coach Ray Leone owns an overall career mark of 250-135-39 (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Elizabeth Weisman tallied the game-winning goal at 91:23 of the first overtime, lifting Harvard women's soccer to a 1-0 win over Brown in a non-conference game Wednesday evening at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
With the golden goal, Harvard head coach Ray Leone, who is in his sixth season at the helm of the Crimson, picked up his 250th career victory. Leone has guided the Crimson to a 58-31-12 (.627) overall record during his tenure at Harvard, leading the Crimson to three Ivy League titles and three NCAA tournament appearances.
In the extra session, Harvard earned a corner kick early in the 92nd minute. Lauren Urke sent the ball into the corner and toward the Brown box. With a scrum in front, Brooke Dickesn headed a pass to Weisman, who chipped a shot into the right side of the goal, giving Harvard a sudden victory.
With the win, the Crimson improves to 8-4-3 overall on the year, while the Bears see their record fall to 7-7.
Bethany Kanten earned the victory in goal for Harvard, making five saves and picked up her fourth shutout. Amber Bledsoe played in net for Brown, also recording five stops. Brown led the final count in shots, 14-13, while the Crimson owned an advantage in corner kicks, 8-3.
In the first half, Harvard enjoyed the best scoring chance at 22:35 when a header shot by Marie Margolius rang off the crossbar. The Crimson outshot Brown, 6-5, in the opening frame, with neither team mustering a goal.
Brown owned a 9-6 edge in shots in the second half, including a 4-2 advantage in chances on target. Entering overtime, each goalkeeper had five saves apiece, while the Crimson had seven of the 10 corner kicks. Brown led in shots, 14-12, overall.
The Crimson will play its final road game of the regular season Sunday when Harvard visits Dartmouth Sunday at 1 p.m.