Strong Defense Leads Women’s Soccer Over Princeton, 1-0

Strong Defense Leads Women’s Soccer Over Princeton, 1-0

Durack tallied a season-high seven saves (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Holding the opposing offense off the board, Harvard women's soccer used an early goal to shut out Princeton, 1-0, on Saturday at Roberts Stadium. The win extended the Crimson's unbeaten streak to nine games.

The Crimson (8-3-3, 3-0-2 Ivy) defense posted its sixth shutout of the year against the Tigers (9-4-1, 1-3-1 Ivy), including the fourth of the season for senior Lizzie Durack. Durack tied a season-high with seven saves, and lowered her goals-against average for the season to 0.85.

Senior Karly Zlatic put the Crimson the board in the third minute, netting her third goal and second game-winning score of the season. A failed attempt by Princeton to head the ball back to its goalkeeper led to a loose header for Zlatic from 12 yards, where she was able to power the ball across the goal line. Zlatic tallied a team-high three shots in the contest.

Sporting a 1-0 lead, Durack made a quartet of saves in the first half to keep the advantage heading into intermission. Harvard managed some dangerous combination play in the second half, but the Tigers outshot the Crimson in the second period, 7-1. The defense stood strong on each attempt to walk off with the victory.

The Crimson closes its road schedule for 2016 at Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 29. The 11 a.m. kickoff will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.