Margolius Scores First Career Goal as Harvard Women’s Soccer Knots PC

Margolius earned her first career score vs. PC. Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Margolius earned her first career score vs. PC. Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Marie Margolius posted her first career score, as Harvard women's soccer played to a 1-1 draw with Providence on Friday night at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. The Crimson (0-3-1) outshot the Friars (3-1-2) by a 26-10 margin and took 13 corner kicks while conceding just one.

Providence scored eight minutes into the second half, as goalkeeper Cheta Emba came out of the net to defend a breakaway by Rachel Ugolik. Despite a touch by a Crimson defender, Kathryn Hiller was there for the put back on an empty net to give PC a 1-0 advantage.  

In the 68th minute, Harvard evened the score off a corner kick by senior captain Peyton Johnson.  Fighting for position in front of the net, Margolius headed the ball over the outstretched hand of the keeper to force the draw.  

Bethany Kanten earned the start in net, but Emba notched the draw to move her record to 0-1-1.

The Crimson and Friars went into halftime in a 0-0 stand, despite Harvard maintaining a majority of the possession and outshooting PC by a 12-2 margin, including seven on frame. Margolius nearly headed in a shot off a corner in the 26th minute, but PC keeper Kristyn Shea was there for the save.

Junior Meg Casscells-Hamby almost snuck a shot behind the keeper in the 37th minute, as freshman Midge Purce drove down the right side of the field, beating three defenders and making a move inside the box. Purce dropped it off to Cascells-Hamby, but the flick was stopped by Shea.

The Crimson hosts LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon and will be live streamed on the Ivy League Digital Network.