CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) matched her career high with eight saves, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team was blanked, 1-0, by Harvard University on Tuesday afternoon at Ohiri Field.
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 1-3-0, while the Crimson improve to 1-1-1.
Harvard received all the offense it would need just 3:18 into the match when Katherine Sheeleigh knocked home her own rebound to put her squad up 1-0. Sheeleigh took a cross from Gina Wideroff, which she headed in Yost's direction. Yost made the stop, but the rebound caromed back to Sheeleigh, who used her right foot to put the ball into the back of the net.
The Wildcats nearly tied it up in the final minute of the opening half, but a blast from 30 yards out by sophomore Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) flew just over the crossbar and out of bounds.
Yost has now made eight stops in a contest three times. After setting the career best at Dartmouth on Sept. 25, 2007, Yost matched it Sept. 10, 2008 against this same Harvard team. Oddly enough, that game also ended in a 1-0 Harvard victory, with Sheeleigh netting the game winner in the 34th minute.
Lauren Mann was only forced to make one save for the Crimson, on a 30-yard rocket from freshman Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.) late in the 83rd minute.
Harvard doubled up UNH in shots, 26-13, and also held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Wildcats return to action
Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. when they play host to Northeastern
University in their home opener under the lights at Bremner