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Harvard Edges Yale 1-0

Giana Pittaro (Steve Musco photo)
Giana Pittaro (Steve Musco photo)

Crimson Score Midway Through First Half

Yale and Harvard played an even, back-and-forth 90 minutes Saturday night at Jordan Field. One moment was the difference, and unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it came from the Crimson. Jillian Wachira did some nifty dribbling through traffic and rifled a left-footed shot into the corner midway through the first half and Harvard held on for a 1-0 victory on a perfect fall night in Cambridge.

The final statistics show how even the play was. The Crimson had 11 shots, while Yale managed nine. The Bulldogs, though, had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

Yale goalkeeper Alyssa Fagel made three saves as did Harvard keeper Danielle Etzel.

After Harvard's goal, the Bulldogs had four of the next five shots before halftime but couldn't get the equalizer.

Mahea Heimuli had an early opportunity in the second half, but her shot went wide.

Harvard played well with the lead, limiting the Bulldogs' possession, particularly in the final minutes.

Aerial Chavarin finished with three shots for Yale, and first year Saje Brar added two.

The Bulldogs are back on the road next Saturday when they play at Dartmouth. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity