QUEENS, N.Y. – Harvard goalkeeper Austin Harms made five saves, but the Harvard men's soccer team dropped its first game of the season, falling at No. 25 St. John's.
With the loss, the Crimson moves to 1-1 overall, while the Red Storm improves its mark to 3-1.
The Red Storm got on the scoreboard with a goal off a corner kick at 23:06. Jimmy Mulligan sent in the corner kick, and Punyed Battuto headed the ball at the net. Ido Ligety headed the ball a second time, scoring past Harms to give St. John's a 1-0 lead.
At the break, the Red Storm held a 5-1 edge in shots and earned all five corner kicks of the first half.
St. John's added to its lead at 51:48, as Walter Hines accepted a pass from Daniel Herrera and chipped a shot into the back of the net, making it a 2-0 contest.
St. John's outshot Harvard, 14-3, for the game and led in corner kicks, 12-1.
Harvard returns home to host Rhode Island Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. The game against the Rams will be held at Ohiri Field.