During an exciting weekend of games in Providence, R.I., the Harvard women’s soccer team triumphed over two successive opponents to win the first-ever Ivy League Tournament in history. Thrilling wins against Princeton and Columbia capped the Crimson’s successful Ivy League season and guaranteed a spot in the upcoming NCAA tournament.
After an exciting start to the season, Harvard women’s soccer team began its Ivy League season with a match-up against one of its top rivals for the trophy: Brown. Although the Crimson did not achieve its desired result during that game, the team went on to sweep the opposition for three consecutive matches against conference opponents Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell to earn a conference record of 3-1.
After returning from a trip to California which included a last minute 3-2 loss to Long Beach State and a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Pepperdine, Harvard women’s soccer looked ecstatic to be back at Jordan Field. The Crimson scored 15 goals across those four games and recorded shutouts against North Carolina State and Samford, leaving the team with a great deal to think about heading into the start of the Ivy League season this Saturday with a key matchup against rival Brown.
Harvard women’s soccer has returned to Jordan Field looking to build off of last season’s success, which ended in a second-round NCAA tournament game. Now, the Crimson is off to a 2-1-1 start. It beat Fairfield and Connecticut 3-0 and 2-1 respectively, before falling 3-2 on a California trip to Long Beach State and fighting to a 1-1 draw at Pepperdine.
In a year that saw some fantastic individual performances across all sports for Harvard, women’s soccer’s sophomore forward Ainsley Ahmadian took the crown.
Women’s Soccer Falls to South Carolina 3-2, Concluding Season After Advancing to Second Round of NCAA Tournament
The Crimson’s NCAA Tournament run came to a close on Friday, November 18 in Durham, N.C. as it fell 2-3 to a strong South Carolina squad after a late comeback surge fell short. Prior to the South Carolina game, they dominated New Hampshire in a 2-0 victory in the first round of the tournament at home on Jordan Field in front of a packed house of a thousand fans.
Harvard women’s soccer closed out a remarkable regular season with a decisive 5-0 victory over Columbia on Jordan Field last Saturday evening, while celebrating its seven seniors— Hannah Gardner, Hannah Griffin, Lara Schenk, captain Jordan Di Verniero, captain Ava Lung, Sophie Hirst, and Angela Caloia—in front of over 600 spectators in attendance.