Women's Soccer

McFarlane, Rose, Karpenko, and Bebar Ready For International Stage

While Harvard’s season (12-3-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) may have ended late last fall after an impressive regular season and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, numerous Crimson players are either slated to or have already taken the field across the world this spring with their respective national teams.

Bebar's Ball

Harvard midfielder Hannah Bebar fires a shot during a game against Dartmouth earlier this year. Ultimately, Harvard compiled a 15-3-1 record on the season, which ended Sunday at the hands of Wake Forest.

Last Hurrah

Harvard celebrates a goal earlier in the season against St. John's, a 3-2 overtime win that added to the Crimson's resume. Ultimately, Harvard compiled a 15-3-1 record on the season, which ended Sunday at the hands of Wake Forest.

Women's Soccer Wins At-Large Bid, Headed to the NCAA Tournament for the First Time Since 2016

Two long days after Harvard completed its regular season with a win at Columbia, the Crimson can finally exhale. On Monday afternoon, Harvard (12-2-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) learned that it earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where it will join Ancient Eight rivals Brown and Princeton. The Crimson will travel to face Wake Forest (15-5-0, 7-5-0 ACC) in Winston-Salem on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Comes from Behind to Beat Columbia 2-1, Now Awaits Selection Decision

Harvard responded well to going behind on a brisk Saturday afternoon in New York City, scoring just 38 seconds after Columbia took the lead and adding what turned out to be the game-winning goal on the stroke of halftime to squeak past the Lions, 2-1. The Crimson remained unblemished on the road and will hope that its resume is good enough to send Harvard (12-2-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) into the NCAA Tournament when the selection committee makes its decision on Monday afternoon.

Selection Monday

First-year forward/midfielder Nicola Golen controls the ball against Dartmouth on Oct. 30 in the Crimson's last home game. Harvard will be hoping that it still has games to play as it will await the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee's decision on Monday.

Jumping in Joy

First-year forward Ainsley Ahmadian (#43) and first-year midfielder Hannah Bebar (#41) leap up in celebration of one of Harvard's goals in its 3-1 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday.

Women’s Soccer Defeats Dartmouth, Stays in Hunt for NCAA Tournament Bid

Harvard snapped its two-game Ivy League scoreless streak in the seventh minute on Saturday afternoon en route to a comfortable 3-1 win over Dartmouth at Jordan Field that kept the Crimson (11-2-1, 4-2-0 Ivy League) in the hunt for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Harvard Women’s Soccer Continues Winning Ways, Triumphs over CCSU

It took just four minutes into the game for the Crimson (10-1-1, 3-1-0 Ivy League) to get onto the scoreboard, when junior forward Angela Caloia found the back of the net with a blistering shot, thanks in part to precise playmaking and assists from senior midfielder/forward Sophie Hirst and first-year midfielder Hannah Bebar. This quick goal was a strong start to Harvard’s 3-0 victory over Central Connecticut State University (10-5-0, 7-2 Northeast Conference).

Group Hug

Harvard women's soccer celebrates in a crucial matchup with Kansas earlier this season at Jordan Field. The Crimson's strong 2021 campaign continued Tuesday night against Central Connecticut State, as the team improved to a 10-1-1 record.

Women’s Soccer Drops Second Consecutive Ivy League Game 1-0, Extinguishing Hopes for Ancient Eight Title

Princeton’s forward Tatum Gee pounced on an under-hit back-pass, then calmly chipped the ball over the head of sophomore goalie Anna Karpenko and into the net in the 78th minute as a feeling of deja vu swept through the crowd at Jordan Field.


First-year midfielder Hannah Bebar looks to deal the ball to a teammate in a match against St. John's, a contest the Crimson won 3-2 in overtime. Harvard did not have the same luck versus Princeton, falling 1-0.

Women’s Soccer Falls to Brown, Ending Undefeated Season

Brown silenced Harvard’s potent attack on a windy Saturday afternoon at Jordan Field, dashing the Crimson’s hopes for an undefeated season and dealing it what could be a fatal blow in the race for the Ivy League title.


First-year forward Ainsley Ahmadian (#43) dribbles past defenders in a matchup with St. John's as senior forward Murphy Agnew (#12) provides support. Both players are key components in the Crimson's offense but missed the game versus Brown due to injury, dealing a blow to the dynamism of the Harvard attack.

Women’s Soccer Turns It On In Second Half, Routs Cornell to Set Up Brown Showdown

Harvard went into the halftime break in Ithaca tied 0-0 Saturday afternoon, having been neutralized by Cornell’s first-half press. But any hope of a massive Big Red upset was quickly stamped out in the second stanza, as two goals from junior center forward Angela Caloia keyed the Crimson’s 4-0 win after the sluggish first-half performance.

Leading the Charge

Junior center forward Angela Caloia (#10) led the scoring charge for the Crimson against Cornell, netting two of Harvard's four goals.

Pair of Second-Half Goals Propels Undefeated Women’s Soccer Past Yale

No.10/20 Harvard spoiled Yale’s alumni weekend on Saturday in New Haven, controlling the game throughout en route to a 2-0 win at Reese Stadium that allowed the Crimson to remain one of the four undefeated teams in the nation.


First-year Midfielder Hannah Bebar prepares to shoot in Harvard’s win over Kansas on September 19. Against Yale on Saturday, Harvard took the lead early in the second half and did not look back.

All Smiles

Harvard celebrates during last week's game against Kansas. The celebrations continued the next time out for the Crimson as the squad remained undefeated and opened up league play with a win against Penn, 3-0.

Bebar Stars as Women’s Soccer Earns Comprehensive 3-0 Win over Penn

Hannah Bebar calmly received the ball with her back to goal and took a touch before turning and firing into the top right corner to put Harvard up 3-0. By the time the ball rippled the net for the third time at Jordan Field, it had become clear that the Crimson will present a different type of challenge for Ivy League defenses this season. In their last four meetings, No.15/23 Harvard (7-0-1, 1-0-0 Ivy League) and Penn (5-2-2, 0-1-0 Ivy) had scored three combined goals. The Crimson matched that total on a sunny Saturday afternoon, cruising past the Quakers to open the conference season with a resounding win.

Undefeated Women’s Soccer Receives National Recognition ahead of Ivy League Opener

When No.15/23 Harvard entered the Top Drawer national women’s soccer rankings after just three games, more than a few eyebrows may have been raised. The Crimson had not been ranked by either Top Drawer or the United Soccer Coaches poll since November of 2016, when Top Drawer ranked Harvard 24th for one week before dropping the Crimson out of the rankings.

Power-5 W

The Crimson squad celebrates a goal in last weekend's 2-1 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.

Women's Soccer Defeats Kansas in Final Non-Conference Tune-Up

Harvard women’s soccer defeated Kansas 2-1 at Jordan Field on Sunday in a tight, cagey affair marred by several injuries. The Crimson maintained its undefeated record, improving to 6-0-1 in its final game before Ivy League play kicks off next Saturday.

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