CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Locked in a tight battle throughout the evening, Harvard women's soccer fell late to Boston University, 2-1 in overtime, on Tuesday at Jordan Field. Harvard moves to 5-5-1 with the result, while the Terriers improve to 6-7-2.
Senior Leah Mohammadi scored for the second-straight game, giving her a team high six this season. Junior Kat Hess and senior Danielle Etzel split time in goal, with Hess tallying a career-best eight saves over 55 minutes between the posts.
Mohammadi struck first for the Crimson in the 12th minute when she bent a corner kick into the far side netting. The goal marked the third time in her Harvard career that she scored directly from a corner kick. Harvard nearly added a second goal in the closing seconds of the half when Mohammadi sent a through ball to junior Zoe Aigberomwan-Isibor, but the ensuing shot was saved.
Harvard maintained its clean sheet until 1:08 was left in the second half, when the Crimson scored an own goal off a corner kick. The Terriers then grabbed the game winner after 5:45 in overtime.
- Mohammadi scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season, a mark which ranks second in the Ivy League this season.
- Hess bested her previous career-high with eight saves.
- The game marked the season debut for Zoe Aigberomwan-Isibor, and the career debuts for Elizabeth Saoud and Margaret Cote.
- Harvard drops to 13-8-6 all-time against the Terriers, with five of the last eight meetings going to overtime.
- The outcome snaps a streak of four-consecutive shutouts.
Harvard returns to Ivy League play with the first of three-straight games on the road, as it travels to Brown on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.