CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – At home for the first time this season, Harvard women's soccer got out to an early lead and never looked back as it ran past Quinnipiac, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Jordan Field. The Crimson improves to 1-1 on the season, while the Bobcats fall to 3-1.
Junior Murphy Agnew led the way with a career high-tying two goals, while first-year Angela Caloia added a goal for the second-straight game. Sophomore Sophie Hirst set a career-best with three assists, while Caloia and sophomore Taylor Nielsen also provided helpers. Sophomore Samantha Schmitz and senior Kat Hess split the 90 minutes in goal, sharing the shutout.
Following a 90-minute lightning delay, Caloia gave the Crimson and early 1-0 lead in the 24th minute. Nielsen started the sequence with a through ball to Hirst, who played a pass to a waiting Caloia at the edge of the six-yard box for the finish. Hirst then set-up Agnew's first goal of the contest seven minutes later as the Crimson led 2-0 at the break.
Agnew added her second of the game in the 58th minute, finishing smoothly past the goalkeeper from near the penalty spot after assists from Caloia and Hirst. The two-goal game is her first since Oct. 28, 2017, when she tallied a brace against Dartmouth.
- Agnew tallied two goals in the game, giving Harvard a two-goal performance for the first time since she accomplished the feat against Dartmouth in 2017.
- Hirst tallied a career-high three assists.
- Caloia joins Hirst among active players in scoring in each of their first two career outings.
- Harvard improves to 6-0 all-time against Quinnipiac.
- Hirst is the first Harvard player to tally three assists in a game in over a decade.
Harvard remains at home on Sunday, Sept. 8 when Northwestern visits Ohiri Field. The game will kick off at 1 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN+.