– Junior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) tied her career high by recording eight saves, but a Katherine Sheeleigh goal lifted Harvard University past the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, 1-0, Wednesday night at Bremner Field.
Ally Yost

The Wildcats fall to 1-4-1 on the season, while the Crimson grab their first win of 2008 to improve to 1-2-0.
Sheeleigh tallied the game-winner in the 34th minute when she took a Katherine Kuzma feed in the middle of the field at the top of the box, spun to her right and snuck a low shot past Yost to the left. The goal was the first of the year for the Crimson, who were shut out in their first two games of the season.
UNH had its best chance of the half just three minutes earlier when senior forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) found senior midfielder Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) on her left, but Whelan’s drive curled just right of the net.
Whelan had two more great chances near the 75th minute when she found space in the middle of the field, stayed composed and unleashed one of her patented rockets, but both blasts missed just wide to the left, with the second nearly hitting the post.
Yost kept the Crimson at bay for most of the match, making several diving stops that took away sure goals. Harvard outshot UNH, 19-14, including 13-7 in the first half.

Laura Dale stopped all nine shots she faced to post her first shutout of the season for Harvard. The shutout gives Harvard its fourth straight win over the Wildcats and extends its streak of holding UNH scoreless to 290:57, dating back to Oct. 8, 2003.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. when they travel to Boston to take on Northeastern University. The ‘Cats return home Friday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. when they play host to Oregon State.
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