Former Crimson player Brooke Dickens ‘16 prepares to shoot as senior Midge Purce looks on during the team’s 2-0 win against Penn on Sepember 26, 2015. With Penn coming off a strong start to the season, the team will need all of its players to keep the Quakers from getting its first win against it since 2012.
The Harvard women’s soccer team (5-3-0, 0-0-0 Ivy) is heading into conference play on a hot streak, having won its last three games by a combined margin of 8-2. Unfortunately for the Crimson, however, lining up on the opposite side of the field this Saturday afternoon will be Penn (4-1-1, 0-0-0), the only team in the Ivy League that can lay claim to having even more momentum.
Senior forward Karly Zlatic proved to be the Harvard hero on Thursday, scoring the winning goal in the 72nd minute off an assist from sophomore midfielder Zayne Matulis.
The Eagles exploded for 21 shots, however, and soundly thwarted any chance for Harvard’s first upset win with a 3-0 victory over the visitors. BC (6-0-1) remains undefeated, while the Crimson (2-3) slips back under .500 just past the halfway mark in non-conference play.
With 34 goals now to her name, Purce is only three away from tying Naomi Miller ’98 and Emily Stauffer ’99 for third on the all-time Crimson scoring list.
After winning its last two games, Sunday's loss against Louisville put the women's soccer team back even with work to do to be successful down the stretch.
On Thursday night, under the lights at Jordan Field for the third consecutive game, the Crimson dispatched winless Central Connecticut State, 3-0, on two goals from senior forward Midge Purce to pick up its second win of the season and move to 2-1.