Harvard Women’s Soccer Ties Cornell, 1-1

Meg Casscells-Hamby is tied for the Harvard lead with three goals on the season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard's Meg Casscells-Hamby tallied her third goal of the season, as the Crimson women's soccer team tied Cornell by a score of 1-1 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Bethany Kanten finished with one save in 110 minutes in net for Harvard, which moves to 5-3-3 overall and 1-1-1 in the Ivy League.

Harvard, which outshot Cornell (1-10-1. 0-2-1 Ivy), 11-6 in the first, including 5-0 on net, struck early, as Emily Mosbacher found Meg Casscells-Hamby for a goal at 2:14. Mosbacher played a cross from the left side, and Casscells-Hamby tipped the ball over Cornell goalie Tori Christ and into the net, making it 1-0.

In the second half, the Crimson again earned more scoring chances, mustering four shots on target, but Christ stopped each of them. In the 75th minute, Cornell earned a corner kick, and Maneesha Chitanvis struck the ball, placing it into the Harvard box. Mary Keroack leapt and headed the ball from 15 yards out over Kanten for a goal, tying the game, 1-1, at 74:25.

At the end of regulation, Harvard held a 21-14 edge in shots, including 9-1 on target.

In the first overtime, Harvard's Marie Margolius got a header on net at 95:06, but Christ grabbed the ball, keeping the game knotted.  Neither team was able to put a shot on goal in the second overtime, as the Crimson led the final count in shots, 25-17, and corner kicks, 7-4.

Christ finished with 10 saves for the Big Red.

The Crimson will visit Brown in another Ivy contest Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.