M. Soccer Runs Into Stanford, B.U.

Crimson plays tough, but falls to Cardinal, ties Terriers

In the season opener last week, the Harvard men's soccer team was almost its own worst enemy, missing offensive opportunities and suffering occasional defensive lapses.

This weekend, it was.

At the Dartmouth Soccer Classic, the Crimson lost to No. 9 Stanford, 2-0, and tied with Boston University, 2-2, falling victim to blown scoring chances and inconsistent defense.

The loss and the tie even out Harvard's record to 1-1-1, providing an important and instructive test for the young team.

"This weekend was a good learning experience for the freshmen and for our team in general," said freshman midfielder Ladd Fritz.

The Crimson will look to regroup from this weekend's mistakes and continue its road trip against Vermont on Wednesday.

Harvard 2, B.U. 2

Following its solid play against the Cardinal, the Crimson had flashes of brilliance combined with streaks of mediocrity in yesterday's 2-2 tie with the Terriers.