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 swarms senior Angela Caloia to celebrate after she scores on an assist from senior Hannah Griffin on senior night.
Harvard Shines on Senior Night in 5-0 Win to Wrap Regular Season Ahead of Selection Show
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.
Harvard Downs No. 17 NC State, Sweeping Road Trip Before Taking Care of Business at Home
There was no shortage of heat in North Carolina last weekend as temperatures reached the high eighties and the Crimson came in hot against the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina State. While the weather cooled off by the time they returned home to face Long Beach State on Thursday, Harvard has not. The Crimson are still heating up as the team is now off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1996.
Hunter on the Move
Junior defender Smith Hunter controls the ball with junior Taylor Fasnacht in the foreground and junior goalkeeper Anna Karpenko observing from goal in their match against Northeastern on August 29. Harvard prevailed with a score of 3-2.
In the Trenches
Senior midfielder Hollyn Torres battles to defend and maintain possession against Northeastern forward Rose Kaefer.
Women’s Soccer Off to 2-0 Start After Hasbo Hat Trick and Corner Kick Comeback
Women's soccer is back in action and there was no shortage of excitement in a successful week. It outshot Central Connecticut 18-2 en route to a dominant 3-0 victory on Friday, Aug. 26, in New Britain, Conn. and followed it up with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Northeastern in the home opener at Jordan Field three days later.
The Crimson poses for a photo after the game with a group of young fans from Belmont Soccer Association who stayed after to ask the team some questions.
Nevertheless She Persisted
Junior goalkeeper Anna Karpenko makes a diving save attempt late in the first half, yet Northeastern finds the net to tie the game at 2-2. Karpenko answered with a key save in the second half to preserve the 3-2 lead, for a total of three saves on the game.
Harvard celebrates seconds after sophomore forward Ainsley Ahmadian scores a header off the corner kick from sophomore midfielder Aslaug Gunnlaugsdottir to put Harvard up 3-2 in the second half over Northeastern. Harvard would hold on to win its home opener 3-2.
Chasing a Championship: Women's Soccer Prepares for Return
“I think that the team collectively has really been pulling in a good direction, and I feel very, very good about where we're at,” said head coach Chris Hamblin.
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.
Women’s Soccer Falls to Wake Forest, 3-0, in First Round of NCAA Tournament
Harvard’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2016 ended on Sunday afternoon in Winston-Salem, N.C., as Wake Forest neutralized the Crimson’s attack en route to a comfortable 3-0 win.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.