Women’s Soccer Set to Host UMass Lowell, Long Island

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Starting a three-game homestand with its final pre-Ivy League matchups, Harvard women's soccer will host UMass Lowell and Long Island on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Jordan Field and Saturday, Sept. 21 on Ohiri Field, respectively. The 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. broadcasts will air on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast – UMass Lowell: ESPN+ (Talent: Bill Spaulding, Adam Giardino) | International Stream
Broadcast – Long Island: ESPN+ (Talent: Tim Culverhouse, AJ Kanell) | International Stream
Live Stats – UMass Lowell: StatBroadcast | Presto
Live Stats – Long Island: Stat Broadcast | Presto
Twitter: @Harvard_WSoccer

What to Know

  • Harvard is 4-2 this season, including wins over Massachusetts, Connecticut, Northwestern and Quinnipiac.
  • First-year Angela Caloia leads the Crimson with 10 points, while sophomore Sophie Hirst and junior Murphy Agnew are close behind with eight and seven, respectively. First-year Gabby DelPico joins the trio with two goals this season, while eight different players have found the back of the net this season.
  • Hirst and Caloia have each posted three assists in one game this season, becoming the first Harvard players to accomplish the feat since Oct. 15, 2003 (Katie Westfall vs. Holy Cross), and the first Ivy League players to do so since Nov. 14, 2015 (Princeton's Emily Sura vs. Boston College). Nationally, Harvard joins only North Carolina and Stanford with multiple players accomplishing the feat in a game this season.
  • DelPico was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16, becoming Harvard's second-consecutive winner of the award. She tallied her first two career goals against UConn.
  • Senior Kat Hess leads the Crimson between the posts, holding a 1.00 goals-against average and .750 save percentage across 360 minutes.
  • Harvard leads the all-time series with UMass Lowell, 1-0, and paces Long Island at 2-1-1 all-time. Each of the last meetings with the River Hawks and Sharks in 2013 and 2014, respectively, ended in 5-0 decisions for Harvard.

At The Helm
Chris Hamblin leads the Crimson in his fourth season as the Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer. He was the Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2016 after leading the program to its 13th Ivy League title, and holds a 29-21-5 record at the helm.

Next Up
Harvard opens its Ivy League schedule on Saturday, Sept. 28 against Penn. The 2 p.m. kickoff at Ohiri Field will be broadcast on ESPN+.