September 11, 2013

Logue Scores, Borkan Earns First-Career Win as Women’s Soccer Tops Harvard, 2-1

Jordan Logue Mimi Borkan

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season while freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) earned her first-career win as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team topped Harvard, 2-1, Wednesday night on the road. 

The win improves the Wildcats to 2-4-1 on the season while Harvard falls to 0-3-0 overall.

In the fourth minute of play, sophomore Kennedy Nickerson (Niantic, Conn.) launched a free-kick into the box from 30 yards out. Logue ran on to the ball on the left side of the box and buried the ball in the back of the net.

The New Hampshire lead was extended in the fifth minute on a Harvard own goal. Nickerson played a corner kick into the box while the ball went in off a Crimson player. Borkan kept the Harvard attack at bay as she made saves on all five shots she faced in the half.

With the first stanza in the book, New Hampshire held a 2-0 lead.

Harvard's Margaret Purce cut UNH's lead in half in the 51st minute of play. Purce wrangled a rebound in the box from just outside the six yard box and found the back of the net. The initial shot came from Meg Casscells-Hamby, earning her the assist.

Harvard tried desperately to level the score, rifling a total of 12 shots, half of which were on target. Borkan remained strong and made saves on each of the six shots she faced in the half. At the end of 90 minutes, the Wildcats remained resilient for a 2-1 win.

Borkan made a total of 11 saves in the match to earn her first collegiate win. Her record now stands at 1-1-0. Harvard's Bethany Kanten made one save on the two shots she faced. Her record falls to 0-2-0 

New Hampshire remains on the road for its next match as they travel to Bryant on Friday, Sept. 20 for an afternoon tilt. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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