CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team knew that it faced a daunting task to open its Ivy League account on Saturday, traveling to Boston to take on two-time defending champion Harvard.
It was all of that. The Crimson scored a goal late in the first half, and tacked on another in the second half and gained a 2-0 victory at Ohiri Field.
Penn falls to 4-2-2 on the season, while Harvard is now 3-6-1 overall.
Harvard’s first goal came with just 27 seconds left before the halftime whistle, as Brooke Dickens put a rebound into the upper half of the goal. Bailey Gary was credited with an assist on the play.
The Crimson doubled their lead just ahead of the hour mark. Haley Washburn played a ball across to Joan Fleischman, who flicked the ball into the lower left corner of the goal.
Harvard outshot Penn in the match, 25-5, and forced Carrie Crook to come up with nine saves in the Quakers goal. At the other end, Lizzie Durack had stops on both Penn efforts on goal.
Penn returns to Ivy League play next Friday, taking on Cornell at 7 p.m. The Big Red opened their conference account on Friday night with.
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