Men’s Soccer Defeated by Boston University, 3-0

Men’s Soccer Defeated by Boston University, 3-0

Harvard tallied 15 shots against the Terriers (Gil Talbot).

BOSTON – Traveling a just a few miles down the road, Harvard men's soccer fell to Boston University, 3-0, Thursday night at Nickerson Field.

The Crimson (1-4-2) outshot the Terriers (4-2-0), 15-14, though both teams fired five shots on target. Evan Mendez played all 90 minutes in front of the goal and recorded a pair of saves.

Harvard pressed the Boston University back line early, and the Crimson recorded the first three attempts at goal in the contest. Philip Fleischman missed wide just 80 seconds in, and Tim Schmoll had a pair of attempts kept out in the 6th and 7th minutes.

With 44 seconds remaining before the end of the first half, Boston University struck with an eight-yard shot from Anthony Viteri to go up 1-0 at the break. Nicki Wieners and Magnus Benediktsson were credited with assists on the play.

Viteri struck for a second time in the 55th minute when he slotted the ball into the corner to increase the Terriers' lead to 2-0. Mark Wadid slid a ball through to Viteri, who finished the 1-on-1 opportunity.

Harvard tallied nine shots after the second goal, including two apiece from Sam Brown and Jake Freeman, but the Crimson was unable to break through the Boston University defense.

The Terriers added a final goal at 87:56 when TJ Butzke's pass found Lucas McBride for a strike into the back of the net.

Harvard opens Ivy Play on the road at Yale on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.