Ray Leone has resigned from his position as the Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Soccer to accept a job as head coach of the University of Maryland women’s soccer team.
Before and even in the middle of their Harvard careers, a select few Crimson athletes chase international glory for their respective national teams.
Midge Purce sent the Harvard women’s soccer team’s five seniors out in style as the junior forward’s goal in the 52nd minute lifted Harvard to a 1-0 win over Columbia on Saturday. It was the team’s fourth straight win at Commisso Soccer Stadium in New York.
The Harvard women’s soccer team found itself in an unfamiliar situation on Saturday afternoon. Playing in a position other than first place in the Ivy League for the first time all season, the Crimson played a scrappy, physical Dartmouth team to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on senior day at Jordan Field.
The Crimson and Tigers, two teams that have combined for six of the last seven Ivy League championships, each entered the game with an undefeated mark in conference play, with both teams holding a six-point lead on third place Cornell. It was a clash of styles as Harvard’s conference-best defense went head-to-head with the Ivy League’s highest-scoring offense.
Saturday will mark the biggest game of the season for the Harvard women’s soccer team, as the Crimson takes on Princeton at Jordan Field, with sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings at stake.
Junior forward Midge Purce’s eighth goal of the season lifted the Harvard women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Brown in a physical Saturday afternoon contest at a windy Jordan Field.
Harvard scored two first half goals against a Cornell team that had only conceded one this season previously, as the Crimson women’s soccer team picked up its third straight Ivy League victory on Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y., by a 2-0 score.
Something will have to give this weekend, when the Harvard women’s soccer team and its leading scorer, junior forward Midge Purce, meet the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense when it travels to Cornell on Saturday.