Agnew, Hess Lead Women’s Soccer Past Central Connecticut State, 1-0

Agnew, Hess Lead Women’s Soccer Past Central Connecticut State, 1-0

Hess earned her first-career solo shutout (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening the CCSU Tournament with a victory, Harvard women's soccer pushed past Central Connecticut State, 1-0, on Friday at CCSU Soccer Field.

Freshman Murphy Agnew netter her first career goal in the 69th minute, assisted by classmate Maria DiMartinis. Sophomore Kat Hess earned her first-career solo shutout, making three saves over 90 minutes.

The Crimson (2-1) outshot the Blue Devils (2-2) 8-4 in the game, with a 4-2 margin coming in each half. The Crimson finally broke through in the 69th minute after DiMartinis slipped a pass to Agnew, who was able to score impressively in the far side netting from 25 yards. The Crimson held CCSU without a shot over the final 20 minutes, sealing the victory.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Murphy Agnew scored her first-career goal, while Maria DiMartinis tallied her first-career assist
  • Junior Leah Mohammadi fired a game-high four shots, including two on goal.
  • Kat Hess tallied her first-career solo shutout, as she had previously paired with junior Danielle Etzel in a shutout of Providence to open the season.
  • Harvard has two shutouts on the season.
  • The Crimson earned eight corner kicks, which is a new season high.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard moved to 9-2-1 in the series history, with the win being its fourth in a row
  • The Crimson has shut out CCSU in each of its last six matchups
  • The win was Harvard's first on the road this season. The Crimson has posted a winning record on the road in each of the last six seasons.

What's Next:
The women's soccer team concludes play at the CCSU Tournament against St. John's on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NEC Front Row.