Senior co-captain Jaren LaGreca and the Crimson will close out the season at Penn Nov. 13 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's soccer team fell in its final home game of the season, losing to Columbia by a score of 1-0 Saturday afternoon at Ohiri Field. Goalkeeper Austin Harms made three saves for the Crimson, which sees its record drop to 4-7-5 overall and 1-3-2 in Ancient Eight action.
The Crimson fell behind the Lions at the 32:39 mark of the first half, as David Najem gave Columbia (6-8-2, 2-3-1) a 1-0 lead. Will Stamatis dribbled the ball near the top of the box and sent a pass to his left, finding Najem, who struck the ball over Harms and into the back of the right side of the cage.
In the second half, Harvard managed one shot on target, but Kyle Henderson's try from 30 yards out was grabbed just below the crossbar by Columbia netminder Alexander Aurrichio for his third save of the afternoon.
Harvard fired nine shots for the game, while the Lions had 12 shots and earned two of the games three corner kick opportunities.
The Crimson will conclude the regular season on the road, as Harvard will visit Penn Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.