CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bolstered by goals from four different players, Harvard women's soccer earned a 4-1 victory over UMass Lowell on Wednesday night at Jordan Field. The Crimson improves to 5-2 this season, while the River Hawks move to 1-5-1.
Sophomore Sophie Hirst and first-year Angela Caloia each tallied their third goals of the season, while sophomores Lara Schenk and Jordan Di Verniero each tallied their first-career scores. Caloia and classmate Gabby DelPico tallied assists in the game, while senior Kat Hess and first-year Hannah Gardner shared the win between the posts.
The River Hawks struck first with a penalty in the seventh minute, but Harvard tied the game in the 25th after DelPico's strong pressing caused a turnover and subsequent pass to Caloia for the tying finish. The game went to the intermission knotted at one apiece.
It took just nine minutes into the second half for Harvard to take the lead, as Schenk launched a free kick from more than 30 yards into the top right corner. Just 83 seconds later, the Crimson doubled its advantage when Di Verniero poked the ball across the line after a through ball from Caloia. Hirst capped the scoring in the 67th minute with an unsavable penalty kick into the top corner.
- Hirst and Caloia are tied for the team lead with three goals each this season.
- The goals for Schenk and Di Verniero were the first of their careers.
- Harvard outshot the River Hawks in the second half, 16-4.
- Harvard remains undefeated in program history against UMass Lowell (2-0).
- The four goals marked a season-high for the Crimson.
- Hess leads the team with four wins in goal this season.
Harvard welcomes Long Island to Ohiri Field on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.