Senior forward Joey Yenne’s goal and assist erased a 2-0 deficit against Yale this past Saturday (Oct. 19) at Ohiri Field, but not before Yale’s Kate Ling sealed the game with just under two and a half minutes remaining in the match to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 win. The loss drops Harvard to 6-5-1, 2-1-1 in the Ivy League, while Yale improves to 7-3-1, 2-2 in the league.
The Bulldogs built a 2-0 advantage following a pair of goals at 37:17 and 52:53. Yenne, Harvard’s leading scorer over the past two seasons, instigated the Crimson comeback at 64:06, beating two defenders in the middle to send the ball past goalie Lindsay Sabel.
Harvard knotted the score at 2-2 with an assist from Yenne to Beth Totman ’03 at 79:23. Tied for eight minutes, Yale responded with Ling’s game-winning goal at 87:37. A minute later, a Harvard free-kick attempt by junior midfielder Katie Westfall deflected off the crossbar to secure the Yale win.
Fellow freshmen Katie Shields and Maja Agustsdottir split netminding duties for Harvard. Shield got the start and made one save while allowing one goal in the first half. Agustsdottir played the second half, making one save and allowing two goals in the loss. Yale’s Sabel finished with eight stops.
The Crimson visit the seriously roaring Princeton Tigers on Saturday (Oct. 26). Undefeated in the Ivies at 5-0, the Tigers also boast a perfect overall record, winning all 12 of their games this season.
– Andrew Brooks