Crimson staff writer
Katherine H. Scott
"It is clear that work still needs to be done to make sports more inclusive. My time on the Sports Board has provided proof, albeit on a smaller scale, that it is possible for the industry to be inclusive and for women to play an active and meaningful role in it."
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.
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.
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.