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Peyton Johnson will graduate as a two-time co-captain and two-time Ivy League champion. She may be leaving Cambridge, but her legacy of competitive spirit will remain with the team long after she departs.
Naturally, Harvard coach Ray Leone hoped Midge Purce would make an immediate impact upon her arrival in Cambridge, as the Crimson looked to rebound from a fourth-place finish in the Ivy League in 2012. Purce, on the other hand, had only one expectation for herself and all of her teammates.
Harvard opened its campaign with three consecutive losses for the first time since 1996, but a 1-0 win at home against LIU Brooklyn turned its season around and the squad went undefeated over its next 14 games.
Peyton’s tangible contributions to helping our team win games can be looked up in statistical archives and box scores, but what I think is even more worth mentioning are the intangibles that have made her a great leader in our program and in athletics in general at Harvard.
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.