Harvard at Rhode Island
The Crimson hope to move to 3-0 on the year, but have a tough test in Rhode Island (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a successful opening weekend, the Harvard women's soccer team will travel to Kingston, Rhode Island, for a midweek showdown with URI on Tuesday. The Crimson (2-0-0) look to extend its regular-season undefeated streak to 17 games against the Rams (4-0-1) at 7 p.m.
Over the weekend, Harvard picked up two clean sheets, downing San Francisco, 1-0, and Providence, 2-0. Against the Dons, freshman Dani Stollar connected on her first career goal to lift the Crimson to victory, while Margaret Purce added a pair of goals against the Friars, including a penalty kick, move Harvard to 2-0-0 on the young season.
In goal Lizzie Durack picked up the first win of the season with her third career shutout against USF. The sophomore turned aside three shots in the season opener. Against PC, senior keeper Cheta Emba earned the second shutout of her career, holding all four of the Friars' shots.
The Rams welcome the Crimson on an unbeaten streak of their own, having not lost in their last five contests, for its best start since 2000-01. After tying Providence in the season opener, 1-1, URI has gone on a four-game win streak, defeating Fairfield, Manhattan, Bryant and Sacred Heart.