Late Comeback Propels Dartmouth Past Women’s Soccer, 3-1

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

HANOVER, N.H. – Falling in its final road action of the season, Harvard women's soccer suffered a late defeat to Dartmouth, 3-1, on Saturday night at Burnham Field.

First-year Taylor Nielsen scored her third goal of the season, while sophomore Murphy Agnew tallied the assist. Senior Danielle Etzel recorded six saves between the posts.

Harvard controlled possession and pace of play in the first half, with Nielsen and Agnew connecting for the opening goal in the 20th minute. Agnew played a perfectly weighted through ball to Nielsen, who one-timed a shot from 15 yards into the top right corner.

Dartmouth equalized just four minutes into the second half, and despite seven second-half shots from the Crimson, added a pair of scores coming in the 73rd and 82nd minutes to earn the win.

Harvard Highlights

  • Nielsen scored her third goal of the season, and she has eight points this season.
  • Agnew leads the team with four assists this season.
  • Etzel's six saves tied a season high.

Game Notes

  • Harvard falls to 6-7-1 on the season, including a 3-2-1 mark in Ivy play, while Dartmouth holds an identical conference mark with a 9-5-2 overall record.
  • The Crimson falls into a tie for third in the Ivy League standings with the Big Green.

What's Next?
Harvard closes the regular season with senior day at home against Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.