PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso fired a ground ball from the top of the 18 yard box through the Providence defense in the 84th minute to give the Crimson the 2-1 win over Providence College, Saturday evening.
Sophomore Matthew Glass gave the Crimson the early lead scoring the first goal of the 2017 season seven minutes into the match on a pass from Eric Gylling and Justin Crichlow. After Providence came back to tie the match in the 18th minute, senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks made a diving stop in the 36th minute to keep the game all square at one going into the break.
Senior midfielder Christian Sady nearly broke up the stalemate in the 65th minute but the ball was tipped over the crossbar by the Friar goalkeeper. In the 75th minute with the game still tied at one, junior midfielder Jack Miler broke up the Friars' best scoring opportunity, running up the near sideline to knock the ball out of play on the Providence breakaway.
- Belloni-Urso's game-winner was his first goal of his career at Harvard
- Philip Hausen was credited with an assist on the game-winning goal, it was his first of the season and second of his career
- Parks earned the victory rejecting two of three shots on goal from the Friar offense
- The Crimson played with a man advantage for the last 49 minutes of the contest following a Providence red card in the 41st minute
- Harvard moves to 11-4 all-time against Providence
- There were a combined 15 corner kicks between both squads – seven for Harvard, eight for Providence
Harvard returns to the pitch on Wednesday Sept. 13 when they host Northeastern at 7:30 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass.