Men’s Soccer Topped By Connecticut, 2-1

White found the back of the net for the second consecutive game (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's soccer fell to Connecticut Thursday afternoon, 2-1, after an 84th-minute goal put the Huskies on top. The Crimson moves to 0-2-1 with the result.

Oliver White scored for the second straight game, using his head to beat the Connecticut goalkeeper in the 83rd minute. Sam Brown was credited his second assist of the year on the play. Harvard led the Huskies in shots, 8-6, with all eight attempts at goal coming in the second half. The Crimson tied a season-high with nine corner kicks, as well.

After 81 minutes of scoreless action, Connecticut's Andrew Geres broke the deadlock with a volley off the cross of Jake Nerwinski. The cross took a deflection off of the head of a Harvard player straight into the path of Geres, who put it away.

Just over one minute later, Brown found White for his second goal of the year. After a Harvard corner was cleared away the Crimson found Brown on the wing, who directed an in-swinging ball that met the head of White for the score.

A third goal in a span of 2:06 came in the 84th minute when a pass from Geres made its way across the goal line to the feet of Tyler Leeman, who tucked it away in the lower right corner.

Harvard kicks off a five-game road trip on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Stony Brook. The game will be broadcast live on AmericaEast.tv.