Looking to pick up a second win in conference play, Harvard (2-7-3, 1-1-1 Ivy League) hoped for a system win against a traditionally lesser opponent. Instead, upstart Brown (6-3-2, 1-1-1) brought a chippy, untidy game and a tying goal to leave the Crimson licking its lips at the missed opportunity.
Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise called last academic year "the best of times and the worst of times."
Simon Enstrom did not give Harvard men’s soccer a fighting chance Tuesday afternoon at Jordan Field. The Swede netted a hat trick to lead rival Boston College to a 3-1 victory over Harvard and snap his team’s own four-game losing streak in a mid-week reprieve from conference play.
“Past performance is not indicative of future results”: so often seen in the fine print of historical financial data, the phrase applied in Saturday’s soccer game. In its penultimate road match of the season, the Harvard men’s soccer team (2-6-2, 1-1 Ivy League) faced off against a team it had not lost to since 2012, including a 4-0 route in 2016.
A widely-publicized incident last year at Harvard Athletics has become a subject of study for the department’s neighbors at Harvard Business School.
It took the best game of senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks’ career to give Harvard men’s soccer a chance on Tuesday afternoon. Led by Parks, the Crimson looked to continue its winning ways in a midweek, non-conference fixture at Jordan Field, but ultimately had to settle for a tense 1-1 double overtime draw against the University of New Hampshire.
Entering hostile territory in New Haven, Conn., the Crimson rallied from a goal down to snatch a crucial victory against Yale as the teams embark on a new Ancient Eight season.
Saturday’s game will be the 104th meeting between the two storied institutions, with the Crimson having the edge in the series, 53-38-12. Both teams will be looking for a much-needed win to start this season’s Ivy League schedule.