Women’s Soccer Tripped Up at Princeton, 2-0

Photo by Penny Ashford
Photo by Penny Ashford

PRINCETON, N.J. – Away from home for the second game in a row, Harvard women's soccer was tripped up by Princeton, 2-0, on Saturday night. Harvard moves to 6-6-1 overall and 3-1-1 in Ivy League play, while the Tigers improve to 9-3-2 and 3-1-1 in Ancient Eight action.

The Crimson offense managed nine shots against the Tigers defense, including two each by senior Leah Mohammadi, sophomore Murphy Agnew and first-years Jillian Wachira and Jordan Di Verniero. Senior Danielle Etzel tallied three saves between the posts.

Harvard fired the first two shots of the game, and closed the first period with a 5-4 advantage in the category. Agnew broke loose to open the second half, and nearly put Harvard on the board, but the Tigers made the save and countered the other direction for the opening goal.

Princeton tacked on a second goal 13 minutes later, and held on for the victory.

Harvard Highlights

  •  Four players recorded two shots apiece, with Harvard forcing five Princeton saves.
  •  Agnew and Di Verniero tallied two shots on goal each.

Game Notes

  • Harvard moves to 29-13-1 all-time against the Tigers.
  • The Crimson is tied with Princeton for second place in the Ivy League standings at 3-1-1, three points behind Penn for first.

What's Next?
Harvard closes its road slate in the Ivy League with a trip to Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 7 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on ESPN+.