NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On the road for the first time in Ivy League play, Harvard women's soccer earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Yale. The Crimson improves to 8-2 (2-0 Ivy League) this season, while Yale (7-3, 1-1 Ivy) was dealt its first conference loss.
First-year Gabby DelPico scored for the third-consecutive game, giving her a team-high five goals this season. Junior Murphy Agnew provided the assist on the play, while senior Kat Hess tallied five saves in a strong defensive effort.
The teams left for the intermission locked at 0-0, with each team recording seven first half shots. Junior Lauren Raimondo had the best opportunity to score in the opening frame, as DelPico slid a cross through the box, but her shot was saved.
Harvard took the lead in the 66th minute, as DelPico's shot rippled the nylon. Agnew started the sequence with a burst through the midfield before dishing to DelPico for her shot from 15 yards. The Crimson allowed only two shots in the final 24 minutes, with Hess holding strong for the shutout.
- DelPico has a team-leading five goals this season, including the game-winner in each of Harvard's Ivy League clashes this season.
- Agnew ranks second on the team with five assists
- Hess has played a part in all five Harvard shutouts this season, including three solo shutouts.
- Harvard moves to 32-9-2 in the all-time series with Yale, including 1-0 shutouts in each of the last two seasons.
- Hess has a shutout streak of 304 minutes intact, and she holds a 0.57 goals-against average and .852 save percentage this season.
Harvard continues its road stretch at Cornell on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.
DelPico picks out the top corner after a terrific feed from Agnew. Her fifth goal this season, she extends her point streak to six games. Watch here: https://t.co/DErw1z7nqk #GoCrimson pic.twitter.com/R15lRYa0N8— Harvard W Soccer (@Harvard_WSoccer) October 6, 2019