(photo credit Gil Talbot)
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Freshman Alfred Perez scored his first career goal this afternoon in Harvard men's soccer's 6-1 setback at No. 23 Air Force. The Crimson drops to 1-5 on the season while the Falcons improve to 7-1.
Air Force struck first, 10 yards out in the eighth minute and doubled its lead with a give-and-go score in the 27th minute. The Falcons closed the first half with a penalty kick that would put them up 3-0 through 45 minutes.
Air Force continued to pressure on offense, netting two in the 50th and 57th minute to extend its lead to 5-0. Harvard responded less than two minutes later in the 59th minute when Nico Garcia-Morillo fed the ball across the box to Alfred Perez who fired a shot from just outside the six-yard box that hit the top frame and bounced into the net. The Falcons would have the final word, adding a tally in the 69th minute to secure the game at 6-1.
- Alfred Perez scored his first career goal and Nico Garcia-Morillo added his first career assist.
- Jorma Görns made two saves in net.
- Ben Bryant made his career debut.
Harvard will return home to Jordan Field for a midweek matchup with Boston University on Wednesday, Sept. 19 before a 10-day hiatus leading into its Ivy League opener on Sept. 29.