Linden's Goal in Double OT Lifts Men's Soccer to 2-1 Victory at No. 18 Penn

Linden's Goal in Double OT Lifts Men's Soccer to 2-1 Victory at No. 18 Penn

Junior Tim Linden had three points on the day and won the game for Harvard at 108:10 of the second overtime (Gil Talbot).

PHILADELPHIA – Tim Linden netted a golden goal at 108:10 of the second overtime to propel the Harvard men's soccer team to a 2-1 win at No. 18 Penn Saturday evening.  Brian Rogers also tallied a goal for the Crimson, while Brett Conrad recorded four saves in net. Linden, who scored his first career goal on the game-winner, led Harvard with a career-high three points.

With the win, the Crimson concludes its season 5-7-5 overall and 2-3-2 in the Ivy League, while Penn moves to 12-5-0 and 5-2-0 in the Ancient Eight. 

Penn's Christian Barreiro broke a scoreless tie at 39:01 when he finished off a play with a shot from 25 yards out to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead. Travis Cantrall and Loukas Tasigianis earned assists on the score.  Harvard wasted little time to tie the game, as Rogers accepted a pass from Linden and moved from left to right at the top of the box.  Rogers then buried a shot into the top right corner at 41:16. Baba Omosegbon picked up the secondary assist for sending the ball to Linden.

In the second, Harvard forced two shots on net early, but Zack Wolfenzon and Baba Omosegbon saw their chances blocked away by Penn goalkeeper Ben Berg. Conrad made a stop on a kick by Stephen Baker at 96:32 of the first overtime, keeping the Crimson in contention. 

Late in the second extra session, Connor McCarthy helped create a two-on-one with Linden down the left side.  McCarthy sent a clean pass to Linden, who struck the ball with one touch into the back of the net for the game-winner. Ben Tsuda was credited with the secondary assist.

Shots were even, 15-15, for the game, while the Quakers owned the edge in corner kicks, 7-4.