Zlatic, Fleischman Push Women’s Soccer Past New Hampshire, 2-1

Zlatic, Fleischman Push Women’s Soccer Past New Hampshire, 2-1

The win was the Crimson's second in a row (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bringing its four-game road trip to a close, Harvard women's soccer earned a 2-1 victory over New Hampshire on Thursday night at Bremner Field. Harvard improved to 4-3 on the season, while New Hampshire fell to 3-3-2 overall.

Seniors Karly Zlatic and Joan Fleischman scored their second and first goals of the season, respectively, to give Harvard its second-straight win. Junior Dani Stollar and sophomore Zayne Matulis were credited assists on the plays, while senior Margaret Purce tallied a game-high six shots. Senior Lizzie Durack earned the win in goal, holding the Wildcats scoreless over 45 minutes.

Fleischman gave the Crimson an early 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, taking a pass from Stollar at the top of the box before finishing in the top right corner. The score was the eighth of Fleischman's career.

Harvard held New Hampshire to only four shots over the 90-minute contest, but the Wildcats leveled the score in the 22nd minute off the foot of Brooke Murphy. Megan Rumbold provided the assist on the play.

Netting her sixth-career goal, Zlatic gave the Crimson the lead with a goal in the 72nd minute. The senior took a pass from Matulis and buried a shot in the lower corner in what wound up as the game-winning goal.

Fleischman nearly gave Harvard a third goal in the 82nd frame, but her shot deflected off the crossbar. The Wildcats tallied only one shot over the final 10 minutes, but the attempt was saved by Durack and Harvard left Durham with a victory.

Harvard hosts Villanova on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Ohiri Field. The 1 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.