Mohammadi’s Golden Goal Gives Women’s Soccer 1-0 Victory Over St. John’s to Win CCSU Tournament

Mohammadi’s Golden Goal Gives Women’s Soccer 1-0 Victory Over St. John’s to Win CCSU Tournament

The Crimson found the game winner in the 106th minute (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Finding the back of the net to end the game, Harvard women's soccer topped St. John's 1-0 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at CCSU Soccer Field. With the victory, the Crimson took the crown at the CCSU Tournament. 

Junior Leah Mohammadi slotted home the game-winner in the 106th minute, taking a pass from senior Dani Stollar and finishing in the lower left corner. Junior Danielle Etzel got the start in goal, making three saves en route to a 106-minute shutout.

The Crimson (3-1) outshot the Red Storm (3-1-1) in the game, 8-7, en route to handing St. John's its first loss of the season. Mohammadi had a game-high five shots, including three on goal, while Stollar and freshmen Sammy Murrell and Lauren Raimondo also tallied shots. The Crimson broke through in the second overtime for the win.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Mohammadi netted her team-leading second goal of the season to give Harvard the win. Both of Mohammadi's goals have been game-winners.
  • Mohammadi's goal was the fourth of her career, and she tied a career-best with two goals on the season.
  • The assist for Stollar was her first of the season.
  • Etzel tallied her first-career solo shutout, while she had previously shared a shutout this season against Providence with sophomore Kat Hess.
  • Harvard has three shutouts on the season.
  • The Crimson earned its first overtime win of the year, and held the Red Storm without a shot over the two extra periods.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard moves to 1-0-0 in the series history, winning the first-ever matchup between the two programs.
  • The Crimson is unbeaten in its last eight overtime contests dating back to Sept. 4, 2015, and is 3-0-5 over the stretch.
  • The win was Harvard's second on the road this season, and the Crimosn ends the CCSU Tournament with a perfect 2-0 record.

What's Next:
Harvard hosts Boston College on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Jordan Field. The 7 p.m. kickoff will be a student rewards game, and will be broadcast on Facebook Live and the Ivy League Network.