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Miami finishes second at Harvard Invitational

The RedHawks soccer team went 1-1 on the weekend's trip to Boston, defeating Northeastern 3-0 and losing to host Harvard 1-0 in the title game to finish second at the Harvard Invitational.

In Thursday's game against Northeastern, the Miami offense exploded, showing no signs of letdown after a thrilling upset victory of Michigan. Juniors Katie Boyd and Kathleen Vistica each scored, as did sophomore Lindy Slinger. Leigh Terry and Shannon Chew once again split time in goal for the RedHawks, and they stopped eight shots from the Huskies.

While the defense did a fine job in Sunday's action against the Crimson, the offense couldn't find its way. Miami held Harvard scoreless for sixty-seven minutes, thanks in large part to a fantastic leaping save by Terry that drew loud applause from the Harvard faithful, but Crimson sophomore Megan Merritt found the back of the net in the sixty-eighth minute to secure the Harvard victory. The RedHawks managed a scant two shots on goal in the contest.

For her fantastic defensive performance, senior defender Lindsay Dunmead was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Miami opens MAC play on Friday at Buffalo.

Read more about the Harvard game and the Northeastern game at MURedHawks.com. For another perspective on Sunday's action, be sure to check out The Crimson's article on the game.

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