Mohammadi, Hirst Score As Women’s Soccer Upends Northeastern, 2-0

Photo by Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Playing on Ohiri Field for the first time this season, Harvard women's soccer earned a shutout result against Northeastern, 2-0.

Senior Leah Mohammadi and freshman Sophie Hirst scored for the Crimson, while sophomore Murphy Agnew and freshman Taylor Nielsen picked up assists. Senior Danielle Etzel and junior Kat Hess split time in goal for the shutout, making one and two saves, respectively.

Mohammadi put the Crimson on the board just over 12 minutes in, as she rocketed a free kick from 18 yards into the far side netting. Just 63 seconds later, Hirst doubled the advantage after slotting a shot past the diving Northeastern goalkeeper. Nielsen found Agnew to set up the sequence, who threaded a through ball to Hirst for the finish.

The Crimson defense stood strong in the second half, and limited Northeastern to just nine shots in the game.

Harvard Highlights

  • Mohammadi scored for the second-straight game, and she leads the team with four goals and eight points this season.
  • Hirst has three goals in five appearances this season, and is second on the team with seven points.
  • Agnew dished her team-leading third assist, while Nielsen posted her second of the season.
  • Etzel and Hess split Harvard's third shutout this season, and Etzel extended her shutout streak to 356 minutes.

Game Notes

  •  Harvard improves to 4-1-2 all-time against the Huskies.
  •  The Crimson is 2-1 at home this season, and 1-0 at Ohiri Field.

What's Next?
Harvard opens the Ivy slate on Saturday, Sept. 22 with a trip to Penn. The 4 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on ESPN+.