Liedel, Mohammadi and Matulis scored for Harvard (Penny Ashford).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sparked by a well-balanced offense, Harvard women's soccer raced past Seton Hall, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Owen T. Carroll Field.
Freshman Linda Liedel and junior Zayne Matulis netted their first-career goals, while junior Leah Mohammadi added her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the win. Mohammadi and freshman Murphy Agnew tallied assists, with Agnew recording a point for her third-straight game. Junior Danielle Etzel and sophomore Kat Hess combined for the shutout – Harvard's fifth this season – with the pair combining for six saves.
Liedel put the Crimson (6-3) on the board in the 33rd minute, taking a through ball from Agnew and burying a shot into the bottom corner. Just over three minutes later, Mohammadi doubled the Crimson advantage when she scored direct from a corner kick, which is her second goal of the variety this season.
Harvard put the game out of reach in the 60th minute when Matulis took Mohammadi's free kick and powered a shot into the back of the net. The Crimson held Seton Hall (0-6-2) off the board over the final 30 minutes to secure its sixth win of the season.
- Liedel and Matulis each scored their first-career goals, with the point for Liedel being her first of any kind. Matulis had two assists as a sophomore.
- Mohammadi recorded a goal and an assist, and leads the Crimson with nine points on the year, which ties a career high.
- Agnew has registered a point in each of the last three games (one goal, three assists).
- Etzel has not allowed a goal in her last 335 minutes of action, while Hess tied a career-best with four saves.
- The Crimson back line of seniors Dani Stollar and Candy Janachowski and freshman Sammy Murrell could not be broken, as Harvard recorded its fifth shutout.
- Harvard opens the series history with a win over the Pirates.
- The Crimson is 3-1 against Big East teams this season, including wins over Providence and St. John's.
- The Crimson tallied 13 shots, including nine on goal.
Harvard opens Ivy League play against Penn at Ohiri Field Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.