CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Dartmouth women’s soccer team battled through 102 minutes but was unable to stop the Harvard attack on Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 loss in double overtime.
“The team left everything on the field today,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “I loved how we approached the game and competed. As we go through practice this next week and prepare for Cornell, we want to lay it on the line for the seniors, for Dartmouth women’s soccer and for the school. I know we will.”
Saturday’s loss moves Dartmouth to 6-10-0, 0-6-0 in Ivy Play, while Harvard improves to 8-8-0 with a 2-4 conference record.
The Crimson got on the board first in the 19th minute on a goal from Murphy Agnew who found her way into the net with a left-footed shot after beating out three Big Green defenders. Harvard held that lead into halftime and the early minutes of the second period.
While both teams battled with shots and possession, Dartmouth outshot the home team 23-11, but neither team scored again in regulation, or through the first period of extra time.
Harvard’s Agnew was ready for the attack again, and scored the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute.
Along with a high, 23 shots, the Big Green took 13 corner kicks, creating several scoring opportunities, but the Crimson’s keeper, Danielle Etzel, was ready for several shots taken on goal and grabbed 13 saves that the road team’s offense created.
Dartmouth only has one game remaining in the season, hosting Cornell on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Burnham Field.