Boston University Holds Off No. 21 Men's Soccer, 2-1

Boston University Holds Off No. 21 Men's Soccer, 2-1

Co-captain Robert Millock and the Crimson will host Providence Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications).

Kyle Henderson scored his first-career goal on a free kick in the first half, and Austin Harms stopped two shots, but the No. 21 Harvard men's soccer team fell at local rival Boston University by a score of 2-1 Sunday evening.  The loss drops the Crimson to 2-2-3 overall, while the Terriers move to 5-3-1. 

Harms made two saves in the first 15 minutes of the opening half, as he stopped a chance by Ben Berube and then blocked away a shot by Aaron O'Neal.  At 26:24, BU broke through the Crimson defense and took a 1-0 lead, as Kelvin Madzongwe headed a shot past Harms.  Following a foul on the Terriers with 2:05 to play in the half, Henderson took a free kick and blasted the ball through the BU defense and into the net, tying the game just before halftime. 

At 53:50 Jamie Rees nearly gave Harvard its first lead, but his shot hit the post and bounced away from the cage.  Less than three minutes later, O'Neal and Vicente Colmenares traded passes to Berube who kick the ball beyond Harms, making it 2-1 in favor of the Terriers at 56:21.

BU earned four of the five corner kicks in the game, and outshot Harvard by a 12-9 margin, including 4-1 in shots on target. 

Harvard will return home to host Providence Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The game will be played at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.