Fleischman tallied her first goal of the season against the Eagles (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a game where Harvard controlled a majority of the possession, Boston College topped the Crimson 2-1 Wednesday night at Soldiers' Field Soccer Stadium.
Joan Fleischman scored the lone Crimson goal in the 68th minute, her first of the season and sixth of her career. Haley Washburn and Alika Keene were credited their first assists of the year on the play. Harvard outshot Boston College 17-6 in the contest, with six shots registered on target.
The Eagles put the first goal on the board in the 30th minute after an attempted clearance found its way to the feet of Lauren Bergmann, who finished in the top left corner. The teams departed for the half even in shots at four apiece.
The Crimson attack came alive in the second frame, as the squad outshot the Eagles 13-2 over the final 45 minutes. Harvard took seven shots over the first 20 minutes of the half, with Fleischman scoring on the eighth attempt in the 68th minutes after Keene's ball found its way to Fleischman's feet. The junior from Chevy Chase, Maryland calmly redirected the ball into the upper right corner to knot the score at 1-1.
Less than two minutes later, in the 70th minute, Boston College forward Hayley Dowd took advantage of a missed clearance and scored the eventual game-winner.
The Crimson forced BC goalkeeper Alex Johnson into a pair of saves in the closing minutes, but was unable to put one across the line.
Harvard returns to the field on Friday, September 4 against Alabama at Soldiers' Field Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and will be broadcast live and for free on the Ivy League Digital Network.