The result, which came on senior day, ended a trying season for Harvard. In the past few weeks, the Crimson has played several close games but struggled to earn a win.
Harvard men’s soccer finished in a 1-1 draw for the second weekend in a row, unable to secure the victory over Princeton. The Tigers got on the board first after 77 minutes of play. Seven minutes later, sophomore forward Philip Hausen found the back of the net to tie it up.
“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 strong defense kept the game close against Vermont, but a penalty and corner kick slipped past as the men's soccer team took home their fifth loss of the season.
Despite the loss, the Crimson gave a strong performance that can serve as a base upon which to build for the rest of the season. “We had a few guys who weren’t healthy for the game so I think once they get back in the lineup that could help us with our attack going forward,” Gylling said. “We’re also talking about keeping our outside mids wider and looking for more productivity from the forwards.”
The third time might be the charm for the Harvard men’s soccer team (0-2, 0-0 Ivy League), which is still on the hunt for its first win of the season after being shut out twice during its opening weekend.
Despite an impressive core of returning talent, the Crimson dropped two matches over the weekend.
This non-conference match will be the first test of strength and a time to work out any kinks for the Crimson, which will be led by co-captains and defenders Eric Gylling and Justin Crichlow.
Behind junior defenseman Eric Gylling’s double-overtime winner Tuesday night, the Crimson outlasted New Hampshire, 2-1, extending its current unbeaten streak to eight games.
Harvard came from behind against Princeton on Saturday to bring home another win, and extend its win streak to seven game
Last night the Crimson earned a hard-fought 2-0 win at Newton Campus Field thanks to early goals from freshman midfielder Taner Dogan and junior forward Tyler Savitsky.
The Crimson will be looking to get back into the win column on Saturday when Cornell comes to town for the final game of a three-game home stretch for Harvard.
With just three minutes left in the game, senior forward Jake Freeman fed a ball through Iona’s defense to junior midfielder Christian Sady, who slid the ball in near post to put Harvard up 2-1 and clinch the win.
After nearly five scoreless halves, senior forward Jake Freeman found the bottom corner of the net off co-captain Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu’s deflection. Freeman’s goal would be the only score of the night, defeating Washington by a final score of 1-0. The win evened the weekend for the Crimson after it lost to Seattle on Sept. 8.
Sometimes, defining moments in a season come at unexpected times. They could come at the end of the season, when a team attempts to clinch a playoff berth, or in the tournament as a team competes to bring home hardware.For the Harvard men’s soccer team (1-0-1), one of these moments could happen this weekend, as it looks to remain undefeated before it goes on the road for the next few weeks.