Men's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Downs Holy Cross, 1-0

Men's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Downs Holy Cross, 1-0

Freshman Connor McCarthy netted the game's only goal at 46:47 (Gil Talbot).

WORCESTER, Mass. – Connor McCarthy tallied his first-career goal, while Brett Conrad made three saves to earn the shutout, as the Harvard men's soccer team earned a 1-0 road victory at Holy Cross Wednesday evening.  The Crimson has now won two straight games, improving its overall record to 4-3-3, while the Crusaders fall to 3-6-1 on the year.

Following a scoreless first half, in which Harvard earned all three corner kicks of the frame, the Crimson notched the game's only goal in the 47th minute.  Kyle Henderson grooved a pass to McCarthy, who kicked a slow roller from the left side, beating Holy Cross goalkeeper Evan Polanik and hitting the back of the net with his shot at 46:47.

Conrad recorded two of his three saves in the second half, helping the Crimson to its second straight 1-0 shutout.  Harvard outshot Holy Cross, 9-6, for the game, including 6-3 in the second stanza, and had all three corner kick opportunities in the game. Polanik finished the contest with one save for the Crusaders. 

Harvard hosts Cornell at Ohiri Field for an Ivy League game Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m.