CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing its homestand on a winning note, Harvard women's soccer topped Massachusetts on Tuesday night at Jordan Field, 2-1. The Crimson improves to 3-1 on the season, with wins in each of the last three outings, while UMass falls to 3-2-1.
First-year Hollyn Torres and sophomore Courtney Rabb each tallied their first-career goals in the victory, while juniors Murphy Agnew and Lauren Raimondo picked up assists. Senior Kat Hess and first-year Hannah Gardner split the time in goal for the win.
Torres opened the scoring in the 17th minute, driving a left-footed shot past the goalkeeper after a pinpoint cross from Agnew. Just 72 seconds before the halftime whistle Rabb doubled the Crimson advantage with a shot to the lower corner following a cross from Raimondo.
The Minutewomen added a goal to keep the game tight in the 79th minute, but the Crimson defense stood strong over the final 11 minutes to secure the win.
- Torres and Rabb each tallied their first career goals.
- With her assist, Agnew has tallied a goal or assist in each of Harvard's four games to start the season.
- Hess pushed her scoreless streak to 180 minutes to open the season, with the senior credited for two wins between the posts.
- Harvard improves to 12-15-2 all-time against the Minutewomen, but are 6-1-1 over the past eight meetings.
- Harvard has won three-straight games for the first time since Sept. 1-7, 2017, when it beat Central Connecticut State, St. John's and Boston College back-to-back-to-back.
Harvard caps a four-game homestand when San Francisco visits Ohiri Field on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.