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Harvard Women’s Soccer Powers Past Cornell, 7-2; Most Goals for Crimson Since 2000

Elizabeth Weisman notched two goals for the Crimson against Cornell (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard women's soccer team netted six goals in a span of less than 25 minutes, as the Crimson knocked off Cornell by a score of 7-2 Saturday afternoon at Berman Field.

Harvard, which tallied its most goals since defeating Davidson, 7-0, on Oct. 8, 2000, continues to remain in first place in the Ivy League at 3-0 in conference play and 7-3-2 overall.

Between the 40:35 mark of the first half and 65:25 of the second stanza, the Crimson notched six goals and never looked back. Elizabeth Weisman scored two of those goals to lead Harvard. Cheta Emba started in net for the Crimson and did not make a save in more than 16 minutes of action. Lizzie Durack came in relief and recorded three stops in 50:22 of playing time, while Bethany Kanten finished the game in goal, also making three saves.

Kelsey Tierney played the entire game in net for the Big Red (7-4-1, 1-2) and turned aside seven Harvard shots. Cornell outshot Harvard, 22-20, for the game, but the Crimson had an edge in shots on goal, 14-8. Harvard also finished with six corner kicks, compared to three for the Big Red.

Harvard opened its scoring with a tally by Meg Casscells-Hamby off a pass by Karly Zlatic at the 40:35 mark. Early in the second, Haley Washburn fed a pass to Weisman who snuck a shot by Tierney, making it 2-0 just 50 seconds into the half.

Only four minutes later, Harvard made it a 3-0 contest as Joan Fleischman moved the ball to Zlatic for another tally at 49:59. Weisman got the scoring touch again at 58:24, finishing a pass from Margaret Purce.

With the Crimson holding a 4-0 advantage, Marie Margolius scored unassisted at 63:10, and then barely two minutes later, Peyton Johnson set up a goal by Purce, as Harvard took complete command, 6-0, at 65:25.

Following a goal by Cornell's Meera Marhoefer at 66:30, the Crimson struck again at the 75:35 mark. Alika Keene earned an assist, as Kristina Garrido fired a shot for a goal, making it 7-1.

Harvard will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 19 when the Crimson hosts Brown at 4 p.m.