Harvard clinches NCAA berth

[IVY LEAGUE] Peyton Johnson buried a free kick from 20 yards with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Harvard to a 2-1 win over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon. With the victory and Penn’s 0-0 tie at Brown, the Crimson clinched a share of the Ivy League title and earned the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament for the third time in the last four years.

Harvard improved to 11-4-1 and 5-0-1 in the Ivy. Its 11 victories mark the most for the program since the 2001 season. Harvard also extends its unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1) since Sept. 18.

Dartmouth went ahead a shot by Aurelia Solomon from 25 yards in the 10th minute, but Harvard equalized less than two minutes before halftime on a goal by Melanie Baskind.

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