Men's Soccer Suffers 2-1 Loss at Dartmouth

Men's Soccer Suffers 2-1 Loss at Dartmouth

Sophomore Brian Rogers netted his fourth goal of the season (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. --  Brian Rogers gave Harvard a 1-0 lead in the first half of an Ivy League contest at Dartmouth, but the Crimson could not hold on and fell, 2-1, Saturday evening.  Austin Harms recorded seven saves, as Harvard slips to 4-6-5 overall and 1-2-2 in Ivy League play.  The Big Green moves to 7-6-1 and 2-3-0 in the Ancient Eight.

Harvard scored on its first shot of the game, as Alex Chi placed a cross pass perfectly into the left side of the box.  Rogers accepted the pass and batted the ball home, sneaking it past Lyman Missimer and into the back of the net at 34:49. Rogers now paces the Crimson with four goals and nine points on the season. 

In the second half, Andrew Olson booted a corner kick for Dartmouth at 70:08, which led to the Big Green's first goal.  Nick Pappas headed the ball directly off the corner and over the outstretched arms of Harms, tying the game.  Only 63 seconds later, Lucky Mkosana earned a breakaway chance for Dartmouth and beat Harms with a shot to the lower left, giving the Big Green a 2-1 lead.

Missimer finished the game with two saves, as Dartmouth outshot Harvard, 16-4, and enjoyed the advantage in corner kicks, 7-2.

The Crimson will return home to host Columbia Saturday, Nov. 6 for a 1:30 p.m. contest.  Prior to the game at Ohiri Field, Shomesh Chaudhuri, Alex Chi, Jaren LaGreca, Robert Millock and James Pelletier will be honored during a Senior Day ceremony.