Tim Linden had an early oppurtunity to even the score for the Crimson at Newton Campus Field against cross-town foe Boston College (Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot)
NEWTON, Mass. – Senior goalkeeper Austin Harms made four saves on six shots but Harvard came up short against No. 14 Boston College in a 2-0 loss Tuesday at the Newton Campus Field. With the loss, the Crimson falls to 2-8-1 overall on the season.
Boston College (9-3) opened the scoring in the sixth minute of the contest, as Kyle Bekker netted his fifth goal of the season, assisted by Charlie Rugg and Kevin Mejia. Harvard would mount some pressure following that goal with a Tim Linden header which was saved by Justin Luthy. Connor McCarthy fired a shot just wide less than a minute later as the score remained 1-0.
Bekker struck again in the 41st minute as a shot from 10-yards out deflected off a defender giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
Harvard would hold the advantage in shots, 6-5, through the first half but trailed, 2-0, heading into halftime. The Crimson produced three second-half shots, and held the Eagles off the score sheet, but was unable to find the back of the net falling to Boston College, 2-0.
The Eagles outshot the Crimson, 15-9, while Harvard held the edge in corner kicks 2-1.
The Crimson will host Brown at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.