Women's Soccer Comes Up Short Against Harvard, 4-1

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Freshman forward Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) scored a goal late in the second frame, but it wasn't enough, as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to Harvard University, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

The loss drops the Wildcats to 2-7-1 on the season, while the Crimson move to 5-4.

Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Wash.) ignited UNH's lone goal, sending a ball into the box on a corner kick, where Ledwith connected with the pass, firing a shot that found its way into the back of the net from 10 yards out at 52:35.

The goal was too little too late for the 'Cats, as the Crimson controlled the action to that point, holding a 4-0 lead in the contest prior to UNH's goal. Harvard held the advantage in shots (22-10) and corner kicks (8-1) in the contest. Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) and Drea Nogueira (New Bedford, Mass.) led the Wildcats with two shots apiece.

Harvard struck first at 8:55 when Aisha Price sent a pass toward the right sideline, finding Erika Garcia. Garcia picked up the ball and dribbled it deep into the box and buried a shot past Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) and into the net, putting Harvard up 1-0.

The Crimson would double their lead when Peyton Johnson sent a ball into the box, where Mai Le tipped it back into the air and Catherine Coppinger got position in front of the net and headed it into the goal to put the home team up 2-0 at 44:22.

Harvard extended its lead to 3-0 when Melanie Baskind bounced a pass from the right side to Elizabeth Weisman, who sent a shot over the head of Erin Jackson (Wakefield, Mass.) and into the goal at 49:13.

Less than three minutes later the Crimson were at it again, as Baskind assisted on another tally, finding Meg Casscells-Hamby in front of the net, as Harvard made it a 4-0 contest at 51:55.

Jackson and Correa split time in net for the Wildcats, both tallying three saves.

The Wildcats are back in action when they kick off their conference slate Thursday, Sept. 29 against Albany (3:30 p.m.) at Lewis Fields.
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