Men’s Soccer Setback 2-0 by Princeton

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photo credit Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-11-1, 0-4-0 Ivy) was defeated 2-0 by Princeton (9-3-1, 2-1-1 Ivy) this afternoon on Ohiri Field. The Crimson totaled five shots from four different players.

Oskar Nilsson made one save in net while the defense was able to help limit the damage. Sebastian Lindner-Liaw made his season debut while Harry Moore earned his first career start. 

The game ran scoreless for almost 40 minutes before the Tigers struck far side from outside the box. The Crimson made four attempts to get on the board in the first 45 but was unsuccessful, heading into the half on the wrong side of the 1-0 score. Harvard's defensive effort proved sound in the bottom frame, holding Princeton at bay until the 82nd minute when a cross was headed in the left side of the goal to seal the score at 2-0. 

Game Notes

  • Princeton held a shots on goal advantage 3-2 and led in overall shot attempts 12-5.
  • Between both teams, 37 fouls were committed.
  • The Tigers were caught offsides three times while the Crimson was not called once. 

Up Next
Harvard returns to action next Tuesday, Oct. 29 against Boston College. Game time is set for 6 p.m. on Jordan Field.