Harvard-Yale is always more than just a normal game. Each student-athlete will be eager to write the next chapter in this fabled rivalry, and historically speaking, this game should be exhilarating to watch.
The women’s soccer team saw its matchup against Boston College on Wednesday night called off due to scheduling complications related to Hurricane Florence. With steady rainfall throughout the day and a trip to North Carolina looming for the Eagles this weekend, school officials agreed to postpone the game indefinitely.
Harvard managed to control play for much of the first half, earning its first halftime lead this season. The second frame, though, was all Friars. The home side netted three shots and pulled away with a 3-1 victory.
On Sunday, Harvard locked horns with Quinnipiac, taking down the Bobcats on the road, 1-0, on freshman midfielder/forward Sophie Hirst’s second-half goal. On Wednesday night at Jordan Field, the Crimson (2-3) followed it up by dropping a 1-0 contest to the Maine Black Bears in a disappointing home loss.
The past two iterations of the Harvard women's soccer squad have been defined by staunch defense, characterized by star goalkeeping and the synergy of its core defenders, more so than by its ability to score. But 2018 might prove different.
Come Saturday night’s close on Rocco B. Commisso Stadium in New York, N.Y., two things could be said: Have a career game, Danielle Etzel. Have a career, Marie Becker, Caroline Chagares, Candy Janachowski, and Dani Stollar.