New Hampshire women's soccer dropped by Harvard, 3-0
Chiara Best

DURHAM, N.H. -- Harvard University scored two early goals en route to Sunday afternoon's 3-0 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire in women's soccer action at Bremner Field.

UNH is now 2-4-2 on the season while Harvard is 2-3-1.

The Crimson took a 1-0 lead at 6:25 when Alisha Moran's low shot from the middle of the penalty box caromed off the right post into the goal. Emily Colvin set up the tally with a centering pass from the left corner.

Harvard extended the advantage to 2-0 at 16:30 when Laura Odorczyk dribbled along the right touchline and played the ball into the corner for Jamie Greenwald, whose shot found the back of the net.

The visitors took that two-goal lead into halftime. A service by Katie Johnston on a left corner kick resulted in an own goal at the far post at 81:17.

UNH starting goalkeeper Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) made five saves and allowed two goals. Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) entered at the start of the second half and went the rest of the way in goal. She was credited with four saves and surrendered just the own goal.

Harvard goalkeepers Katie Shields and Maja Agustsdottir combined for the shutout. Shields played the initial 78:14 and made four saves to earn the win. Aguststdottir played the final 11:46 and was not required to make a save.

Both of UNH's best scoring chances were created in the first half. In the opening minutes, Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) fired a shot wide right of the cage. Julie Wernig (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) was denied by Shields on a dangerous bid midway through the first half.

UNH returns to action Sept. 24 (4 p.m.) at Providence College. The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 26 vs. Rhode Island. Game time at Lewis Fields is 1 p.m.

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