Strong Second Half Leads Harvard Women’s Soccer to 3-1 Victory at Colgate

Strong Second Half Leads Harvard Women’s Soccer to 3-1 Victory at Colgate

Lauren Urke tallied the game-winning goal against Colgate at 66:35 (Gil Talbot).

HAMILTON, N.Y. – After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Aisha Price, Lauren Urke and Meg Casscells-Hamby each scored goals in the second half to propel the Harvard women's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Colgate Sunday afternoon.

Bethany Kanten recorded five saves in net for Harvard, which improves to 2-1-1 overall, while the Raiders slip to 5-3-1.  

Colgate nearly grabbed an early lead at 21:53, but Catherine Williams's chance from 12 yards out rang off the right post and out of danger. Late in the first, Williams sent a cross into the box, and Jillian Kinter jumped and headed the ball past Kanten and into the right side of the net, making it 1-0 at 40:46.

In the second, Harvard earned back-to-back corners and capitalized on the second chance, as Peyton Johnson sent in a kick, and Price directed the ball with her head for a tally, evening the score, 1-1, at 49:49.

In the 59th minute, Kanten made a point blank save against Caroline Brawner at 58:06, keeping the game knotted.

The Crimson went ahead, 2-1, when Elizabeth Weisman slowed down on a breakaway and slipped a pass to Urke. Urke fired a shot from 12 yards out at 66:35. Harvard extended its lead to 3-1 in the 75th minute, as Casscells-Hamby moved in alone toward the Colgate box and fired for a goal from just inside 18 yards out at 74:11.

Harvard earned its second win of the season, despite Colgate holding an edge in shots, 13-12, and corner kicks, 9-3. Ashley Walsh turned aside three shots in net for the Raiders.

The Crimson remains on the road and will visit Quinnipiac Wednesday at 4 p.m. Harvard will then host No. 6 Boston College Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.