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Women's soccer co-captain Peyton Johnson was part of two Ivy League championship teams in her four years, including an undefeated Ancient Eight campaign this season. But her career came to an end following a 1-0 lose to Boston University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Crimson (12-4-2, 7-0 Ivy) saw its season come to end on Saturday as No. 25 Boston University (15-3-4, 8-1-0 Patriot) came away with a 1-0 victory at Nickerson Field. The Terriers’ win ended Harvard’s 14th NCAA Tournament appearance.
After clinching the Ivy League title last week with a 2-1 win over Dartmouth, the Harvard women’s soccer team continued their roll through the Ivies with a 2-1 win over Columbia. The Crimson finished the season with a 7-0 conference record, marking the first time since 1999 that Harvard has been perfect in the Ivy League.
After a slow start, the Harvard women’s soccer team is poised to win the Ivy League championship. Leading the Crimson is newcomer Midge Purce. The freshman forward leads the Ivy League with 16 goals and 26 points.
A 0-3-1 start does not usually describe a soccer squad poised to make a title run. Yet that was where the Harvard women’s team stood a week into the season.
Freshman phenom Midge Purce got the Harvard women’s soccer team on the board Saturday against Dartmouth, and co-captain Peyton Johnson added the game-winner 16 minutes later.
“Winning the Ivy League, it’s a day you remember forever,” co-captain Peyton Johnson said.
Midge Purce's two goals this weekend helped the Crimson women’s soccer team gain revenge on Princeton for last year’s 3-1 loss.
It took nearly 100 minutes for someone to score Tuesday night in Providence, but with a second overtime looming in the rafters, senior co-captain Elizabeth Weisman delivered for the Harvard women’s soccer team.
On a frigid Saturday evening at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium, not even the chill could cool off the Harvard’s freshman duo of Midge Purce and Joan Fleischman. The forwards scored two goals apiece in the Crimson’s 4-0 victory over Princeton.
On Saturday night at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium, the Crimson will look to continue to do what it has done for the past 44 days: stay perfect.
Here's this week's Quotes of the Week, the five best quotes from some of the five best sports moments of the weekend.
With fall sports teams looking to make a charge in the last part of the season and winter sports picking up action, this weekend is full of events for Harvard sports fans. Check out some of these home contests to cheer on the Crimson.
Freshman attacker Margaret Purce has been a force offensively for the Harvard women’s soccer team in her rookie campaign. Purce currently leads the team and is second in the league with eight goals..