Harvard looks to bounce back from a tough weekend with trips to UNH and LIU-Brooklyn. (Harvard Athletic Communications)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's soccer team looks to get back to its winning ways this weekend as the Crimson (3-2) travels to New Hampshire (2-5) on Thursday and LIU-Brooklyn (0-7) on Sunday for a pair of nonconference showdowns on the road.
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Last Time Out
A tough weekend arose for the Crimson last time out as Harvard dropped games at Boston College (2-0) and against Colgate (1-0) to fall to 3-2 on the season. Against the Eagles, the Crimson mustered just one shot on goal, but the defense stepped up in big ways to prevent a high-octane BC attack from capitalizing on its chances all night. Versus Colgate, it was an even affair much of the afternoon on Sunday, but the Raiders were able to find the back of the net in the 75th minute to steal victory away from the Crimson.
Scouting New Hampshire
UNH (2-5) enters the weekend looking forward to a pair of Ivy League duels, as the Wildcats host both Harvard and Yale. After beating Youngstown St. in its first game of the season, the 'Cats dropped four straight, including matches against Central Connecticut, Holy Cross, Northeastern and UMass, before downing Bryant, 1-0. Most recently UNH fell to Siena at Bremner Field, 2-1, on Sunday.
The 'Cats are led on the attack by freshman Brooke Murphy has all four of the UNH goals to her credit this season. Hannah Blondin, Meghan Ledwith, Caroline Murray and Gabrielle Sloan have each picked up an assist on one of Murphy's goals.
In goal stands sophomore Mimi Borkan, who in seven games has allowed nine scores, but has made 38 saves to earn the 2-5 record. Borkan has two shutouts to her credit this season.
Still searching for their first victory of 2014, the Blackbirds host Harvard on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. LIU-Brooklyn has struggled mightily on offense, collecting just one goal on the season, having been shutout six times. The Blackbird's lone score came off the foot of Lucy Gunton-Jones versus Fordham in a 2-1 defeat at home.
LIU's keeper, Jessica Montrose, has been busy this season, already accumulating 43 saves, allowing 18 goals.
After the weekend, the Crimson take a step into Ivy play with a trip to Penn on Sept. 27, before hosting UMass at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on Sept. 29.