Women's Soccer Weekly Release - Week 9
Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- One more win, and the
Harvard women’s soccer team will punch a ticket to the NCAA
The Crimson (9-3-2, 5-0-0 Ivy) can clinch its second League title in three years and first since 2011 with a win against Dartmouth (7-5-3, 3-2-0 Ivy) on Saturday. Harvard is looking at Penn (10-1-4, 3-1-1 Ivy) and Brown (8-4-1, 3-1-1 Ivy) in its rear view mirror, but a victory for the Crimson would give it 18 points, putting the championship out of reach.
Last week saw Harvard defeat the 2012 Ivy champion, Princeton (5-5-4, 0-4-1 Ivy), by a score of 4-0. Penn, which came into the week in sole possession of second-place, saw nine of its shots stopped by Yale (7-5-1, 2-2-1 Ivy) goalkeeper Elise Wilcox and trailed, 1-0 entering the final minute, but Quakers senior Kerry Scalora made good on a penalty kick with 21 seconds remaining in regulation as the teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Brown moved into a tie for second with a 3-2 double-overtime win over Cornell (7-6-1, 1-4-0 Ivy), thanks to a gamewinning goal by senior Mika Siegelman. The Big Green remained in the title hunt with a 4-2 win over Columbia (7-5-3, 0-3-2 Ivy).
Two games on Saturday will decide what happens with the 2013 Ivy League championship. Besides Dartmouth at Harvard on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Brown will host Penn at 7:00 p.m. Both the Quakers (RPI 51) and Bears (RPI 71) could give themselves a chance at an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament with a win, should Harvard take the title.
The other League contests are Yale at Columbia at 1:00 p.m., and Cornell at Princeton at 7:00 p.m. Four of the six games this week will be streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network, including three of the four League contests: Dartmouth at Harvard, Penn at Brown and Cornell at Princeton. The other game that will be on the network is Harvard at Brown in non-conference action on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
The Ivy teams continue to post impressive non-conference results, as all eight teams remain .500 or better outside of League play. The Ancient Eight has combined for a 42-16-13 (.683) record outside of conference play.
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth remained in the title hunt thanks to a 4-2 win over Columbia, part of an undefeated week for the Big Green, which also defeated Brown in non-conference play, 2-0. Senior Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.) accounted for half of her team’s scoring with three goals in the two games.
Moschitto actually was the only Big Green to score in its 2-0 win over the Bears, as a Brown own goal in the 69th minute put Dartmouth up, 1-0. Moschitto’s insurance score came in the 80th minute off an assist from sophomore Corey Delaney. In its next game, the Big Green found itself trailing, 1-0 in the 24th minute. Less than seven minutes later, Moschitto found the back of the net for the equalizer, the first of four consecutive goals for Dartmouth, the last of which came off the foot of Moschitto in the 80th minute.
Moschitto earns her first career Ivy League weekly award and becomes the second Big Green to be named Player of the Week this season, joining Tatiana Saunders, who shared the award with Columbia’s Chelsea Ryan on Sept. 23. Moschitto is the first Dartmouth player to be the sole recipient of the honor since Emma Brush on Sept. 10, 2012.
Moschitto’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 5 Shots, 3 SOG
CO-PLAYER/ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman Joan Fleischman (Chevy Chase, Md.) picked a good day for her first career multi-goal game and first career gamewinner, as she led the Crimson to a 4-0 win over last year’s Ivy champion Princeton. The win improved Harvard’s League-best unbeaten run to 11 games, its longest such streak since going 13 games without a loss in 1999.
In fact, all four of Harvard’s goals were scored by freshmen, as Midge Purce also found the back of the net twice. Fleischman tallied in the ninth minute and the 44th minute to stake the Crimson to a 2-0 lead. She takes home her first career Ivy League weekly awards and becomes the second Harvard rookie to be named Player and Rookie of the Week at the same time, joining Purce (Oct. 14).
Fleischman’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW
Caroline Growney, Cornell (So., F – Albuquerque, N.M.)
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 5 Shots, 3 SOG
Paula Hagopian, Yale (So., F – West Hartford, Conn.)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Sr., F – Piedmont, Calif.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW
Kalijah Terilli, Penn (So., GK – Bronx, N.Y.)
2 GP-2 GS, 200:00 Mins., 1 GA, 0.45 GAA, 4 Svs., .800 Sv. %, 1-0-1, 1 SO
Elise Wilcox, Yale (Jr., GK – Seattle)
1 GP-1 GS, 110:00 Mins., 1 GA, 0.82 GAA, 9 Svs., .900 Sv. %, 0-0-1
Tuesday, October 29
^Harvard at Brown, 4:30 pm [IVY]
Princeton at Colgate, 7 pm
Saturday, November 2
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 1 pm [IVY]
*Yale at Columbia, 1 pm
*Penn at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]
*Cornell at Princeton, 7 pm [IVY]
*-Ivy League contest
[IVY]-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network