One year ago, as Harvard students were forced to vacate campus, junior midfielder Lara Schenk (#18) of the women’s soccer team moved back home to Hannover, Germany. A Tuesday, March 10, 2020, email had announced that students would be required to vacate the campus by that Sunday, and the NCAA and all major sports would soon follow suit with shutdowns of their own.
Harvard women’s soccer’s Class of 2024 recruiting class is arguably the best in program history, with an incoming eight-member group ranked No. 5 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer. Among the recruits are three of the country’s top-12 prospects and six players with national team experience.
Harvard women’s soccer, propelled by two early goals, defeated Dartmouth 2-0 on a chilly Saturday afternoon. But the league’s other fixtures did not go the Crimson’s way on Saturday, as the combination of Yale’s loss at Columbia and Brown’s controversial win over Penn in the dying moments of double-overtime allowed the Bears to clinch the Ivy League championship on the season’s second-to-last weekend.
A Currierite and History of Science concentrator, Kim also played on the varsity soccer team during her first year.
The game proved to be a difficult test for Harvard, as the match was very tightly contested throughout, but with its back to the wall and the fate of its season potentially at stake, the Crimson stepped up and reasserted itself with a 2-1 victory against none other than the back-to-back Ivy League champions.
Harvard women’s soccer dropped a crucial home game on Saturday afternoon, falling, 4-2, to Brown in a battle of the last two Ivy League teams with perfect division records. The loss snaps a seven game win streak for the Crimson.
There is no doubt that any Harvard-Yale matchup has a little extra buzz to it, but when both teams have identical records and are vying for a top spot in the conference, it is safe to say that there was a lot more surrounding this game than just the historical rivalry.
Harvard women’s soccer opened Ivy League play with a big 1-0 win over reigning Ivy League co-champions Penn in front of an announced crowd of 1,456 that filled the bleachers at Ohiri Field.
Harvard women’s soccer’s season-opening three game home winning streak was snapped Friday afternoon, as a fantastic individual performance from San Francisco’s Miciah Madison stole the show at Ohiri Field and a slow start doomed the Crimson to a 3-1 defeat.