Women’s Soccer Plays to 2-2 Tie with Boston University

Garcia & Purce found the back of the net for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting Boston University in its final non-conference matchup of the season, Harvard women's soccer tied the Terriers, 2-2, on Tuesday night at Jordan Field. Harvard moved to 7-3-2 overall with the tie, while Boston University improved to 4-10-1.

Seniors Margaret Purce and Rachel Garcia scored and assisted for the Crimson, finding the back of the net in the 48th and 67th minutes. Purce tallied a game-high 14 shots, as the Crimson out-fired the Terriers, 27-11. Sophomore Danielle Etzel and freshman Kat Hess split time in goal, with Etzel making five saves but Hess earning the result in-between the posts.

Boston University got on the board first in the 20th minute after a shot from Kelly Park found the back of the net. McKenna Doyle was credited with the assist on the play.

Purce tied the game at 1-1 in the 48th minute, taking a through ball from Garcia and finishing in the left side of the goal. The score was her Ivy League leading 10th of the season, while Garcia earned her third helper of the year.

The tie was short-lived, as the Terriers went ahead on the 64th minute after a goal from Shannon Keefe. Jesse Shreck tallied the assist on the play. Less than three minutes later, however, Garcia equalized with a shot in the lower left corner from 20 yards to knot the score at 2-2. Purce tallied her third assist of the season on the play.

The Crimson nearly captured the game-winner late in regulation, but an attempt from Purce was saved by the goalkeeper. Her follow up attempt missed just wide. Harvard outshot Boston University, 8-0, in the two overtime periods, but was unable to convert on the golden goal and the game ended deadlocked.

Harvard travels to Brown for a Saturday matinee at 3:30 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.