Stephanie E. Herwatt
With only three contests remaining in Ivy play, every match is crucial in the Harvard men’s soccer team’s bid to finish in the top half of the Ancient Eight.
After going winless against Ancient Eight opponents last season, there is no better time than the present for the Harvard men’s soccer team to bounce back in the Ivy League.
The Harvard men’s soccer team traveled west for its final weekend before the start of Ivy League play but returned empty-handed, falling to Cal Poly on Friday night, 2-1, and to No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.
The Harvard men’s soccer team’s comeback attempt fell just short on Sunday afternoon, as the Crimson fell, 3-2, in double-overtime to Southern Methodist University at Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium.
The Crimson picked up its first win of the season, downing Michigan State, in its home opener, 1-0. With the result, Harvard defeated its first Big Ten opponent in over ten years and extended its winning streak in home openers to eight years.
In the finale of a lackluster Ivy League season, the Harvard men’s soccer team hosted Ancient Eight foe Penn.
Two goals, two leads, but ultimately, another loss. Such was the case for the Harvard men’s soccer team, which fell, 3-2, against Princeton on Saturday afternoon at Ohiri Field.
It was a long drive back from Ithaca for the Harvard men’s soccer team Saturday night.
Although the Crimson entered the second half with a 1-0 advantage over Cornell, the Big Red needed only 15 minutes to notch three consecutive goals, taking back the lead to come away with a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon.
Harvard (2-4-1) fell to Stanford Friday night, 1-0, before escaping Santa Clara Sunday with a scoreless draw, despite being outshot by a three-to-one margin by the No. 25 Broncos.
This weekend, the Harvard men’s soccer team got a taste of both the excitement and the pain that can come from the ball being blasted into the back of the net as the clock dwindles down.
A pair of losses for the Harvard men’s soccer team this weekend served as a similar reminder that there is still a whole season ahead and a lot of work to be done.
The road wasn’t friendly to the Harvard men’s soccer team tonight, with the Crimson dropping its first away game to No. 25 St. John’s, 2-0.
Under Sunday’s clear, night sky, the lights shone brightly on Soldiers Field as the Harvard and Northeastern squads set up for a corner kick. The clock dwindled down, only seven minutes remaining in the scoreless match.
When opponents focused on defending sophomore attacker Jennifer VanderMeulen, who has led the Ivy League in goals for two consecutive seasons, an opportunity opened up for her teammates to shine. And sophomore midfielder Danielle Tetreault seized the chance to put up some results.
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