Brown netted his first goal of the season (Gil Talbot).
HANOVER, N.H. – Led to victory after an 80th-minute goal from junior Sam Brown, Harvard men's soccer took sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a 1-0 victory at Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon in Hanover. Harvard improved to 103-2 in the season with an unbeaten 4-0-1 mark in Ivy action, while Dartmouth dropped to 5-4-5 on the season with a 3-1-1 mark in the Ancient Eight.
Brown netted his first goal of the season, and second of his career, powering a shot from 25 yards into the lower right corner. Freshman Matthew Glass tallied his third assist of the season on the play. Senior Kyle Parks made a pair of saves in goal to earn his sixth shutout of the year.
Harvard outshot Dartmouth in the opening stanza, 3-2, but the teams left for intermission deadlocked at 0-0. Sophomore Cesar Farias had the best chance for the Crimson in the first half, but his shot was saved by Dartmouth goalkeeper James Hickok.
Farias tallied Harvard's first shot of the second half in the 54th minute, and Brown forced a diving save from Hickok in the 61st minute.
The Crimson took a 1-0 lead in the 80th minute after Brown's strike found the lower left corner. Dartmouth threw numbers forward over the final few minutes, but the Harvard defense dealt with the challenge to post the shutout.