Women's Soccer Drops Second Straight, Falling to Harvard, 4-0

Women's Soccer Drops Second Straight, Falling to Harvard, 4-0

Sept. 22, 2001

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The women's soccer team (1-2, 0-1) suffered its second straight loss and first Ivy League loss of 2001, falling to the Crimson of Harvard (2-1, 1-0), 4-0, in an Ivy League and Northeast regional women's soccer contest at Harvard's Ohiri Field on Saturday, September 22.

Harvard scored the game-winning goal just 12:54 into the first half and never looked back. Katie Westfall took a corner kick from the right side, which Beth Totman headed at the top of the box. Liza Barber tapped the ball over to Caitlin Costello on her right, who knocked it past senior Mary Jo Markle (West Chester, PA/Henderson).

The Crimson extended its lead to 2-0 before halftime on a goal in the 26th minute and scored back-to-back goals in the 60th minute just 31 seconds apart to put the game out of reach.

Markle and sophomore Sarah Gervais (Harrisville, RI/Mt. St. Charles Academy), who played the second half, each stopped three shots for the Bears, while Cheryl Gunther made three saves for Harvard in 78:15.

Looking to end a two-game losing streak, the Bears will host Fairfield on Wednesday in a 7:00 p.m. game. The contest marks the first game for the women's soccer team to be played on the newly renovated Stevenson Field.