Women's Soccer

Eyeing Postseason Tournaments, Harvard Women’s Soccer Readies for Season Ahead

Harvard women’s soccer has returned to Jordan Field  looking to build off of last season’s success, which ended in a second-round NCAA tournament game. Now, the Crimson is off to a 2-1-1 start. It beat Fairfield and Connecticut 3-0 and 2-1 respectively, before falling 3-2 on a California trip to Long Beach State and fighting to a 1-1 draw at Pepperdine.

Huddle Up

The Crimson huddles together on the field on Senior Night, Nov. 5, 2022, against the Columbia Tigers.

Amazing Ainsley

Sophommore forward Ainsley Ahmadian celebrates with her teammates after a 3-2 win over Northeastern back on Aug. 29, 2022.

Women’s Soccer Falls to South Carolina 3-2, Concluding Season After Advancing to Second Round of NCAA Tournament

The Crimson’s NCAA Tournament run came to a close on Friday, November 18 in Durham, N.C. as it fell 2-3 to a strong South Carolina squad after a late comeback surge fell short. Prior to the South Carolina game, they dominated New Hampshire in a 2-0 victory in the first round of the tournament at home on Jordan Field in front of a packed house of a thousand fans.

Harvard Shines on Senior Night in 5-0 Win to Wrap Regular Season Ahead of Selection Show

Harvard women’s soccer closed out a remarkable regular season with a decisive 5-0 victory over Columbia on Jordan Field last Saturday evening, while celebrating its seven seniors— Hannah Gardner, Hannah Griffin, Lara Schenk, captain Jordan Di Verniero, captain Ava Lung, Sophie Hirst, and Angela Caloia—in front of over 600 spectators in attendance.

Harvard Downs No. 17 NC State, Sweeping Road Trip Before Taking Care of Business at Home

There was no shortage of heat in North Carolina last weekend as temperatures reached the high eighties and the Crimson came in hot against the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina State. While the weather cooled off by the time they returned home to face Long Beach State on Thursday, Harvard has not. The Crimson are still heating up as the team is now off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1996.

Hunter on the Move

Junior defender Smith Hunter controls the ball with junior Taylor Fasnacht in the foreground and junior goalkeeper Anna Karpenko observing from goal in their match against Northeastern on August 29. Harvard prevailed with a score of 3-2.

Amazing Ainsley

Harvard celebrates seconds after sophomore forward Ainsley Ahmadian scores a header off the corner kick from sophomore midfielder Aslaug Gunnlaugsdottir to put Harvard up 3-2 in the second half over Northeastern. Harvard would hold on to win its home opener 3-2.

Nevertheless She Persisted

Junior goalkeeper Anna Karpenko makes a diving save attempt late in the first half, yet Northeastern finds the net to tie the game at 2-2. Karpenko answered with a key save in the second half to preserve the 3-2 lead, for a total of three saves on the game.

Women’s Soccer Off to 2-0 Start After Hasbo Hat Trick and Corner Kick Comeback

Women's soccer is back in action and there was no shortage of excitement in a successful week. It outshot Central Connecticut 18-2 en route to a dominant 3-0 victory on Friday, Aug. 26, in New Britain, Conn. and followed it up with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Northeastern in the home opener at Jordan Field three days later.

McFarlane, Rose, Karpenko, and Bebar Ready For International Stage

While Harvard’s season (12-3-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) may have ended late last fall after an impressive regular season and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, numerous Crimson players are either slated to or have already taken the field across the world this spring with their respective national teams.

Last Hurrah

Harvard celebrates a goal earlier in the season against St. John's, a 3-2 overtime win that added to the Crimson's resume. Ultimately, Harvard compiled a 15-3-1 record on the season, which ended Sunday at the hands of Wake Forest.

Bebar's Ball

Harvard midfielder Hannah Bebar fires a shot during a game against Dartmouth earlier this year. Ultimately, Harvard compiled a 15-3-1 record on the season, which ended Sunday at the hands of Wake Forest.

Women's Soccer Wins At-Large Bid, Headed to the NCAA Tournament for the First Time Since 2016

Two long days after Harvard completed its regular season with a win at Columbia, the Crimson can finally exhale. On Monday afternoon, Harvard (12-2-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) learned that it earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where it will join Ancient Eight rivals Brown and Princeton. The Crimson will travel to face Wake Forest (15-5-0, 7-5-0 ACC) in Winston-Salem on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Comes from Behind to Beat Columbia 2-1, Now Awaits Selection Decision

Harvard responded well to going behind on a brisk Saturday afternoon in New York City, scoring just 38 seconds after Columbia took the lead and adding what turned out to be the game-winning goal on the stroke of halftime to squeak past the Lions, 2-1. The Crimson remained unblemished on the road and will hope that its resume is good enough to send Harvard (12-2-1, 5-2-0 Ivy League) into the NCAA Tournament when the selection committee makes its decision on Monday afternoon.

Selection Monday

First-year forward/midfielder Nicola Golen controls the ball against Dartmouth on Oct. 30 in the Crimson's last home game. Harvard will be hoping that it still has games to play as it will await the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee's decision on Monday.

Jumping in Joy

First-year forward Ainsley Ahmadian (#43) and first-year midfielder Hannah Bebar (#41) leap up in celebration of one of Harvard's goals in its 3-1 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday.

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