Comeback Bid Falls Short for Harvard Men's Soccer Against BU

Comeback Bid Falls Short for Harvard Men's Soccer Against BU

Zack Wolfenzon scored Harvard's goal at 28:50 of the first half (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team mustered six shots in the second half, including three on target, but the Crimson could not find the equalizer and fell to local rival Boston University, 2-1, at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Wednesday evening.

Zack Wolfenzon scored a goal for the Crimson, which sees its overall record slip to 2-5-1 on the year, while the Terriers improve to 3-5 this fall.

In a back-and-forth first half, Harvard outshot BU, 5-4, but the Terriers owned the edge in shots on net, 4-1. In the 29th minute, Wolfenzon tallied his first goal of the year off a header, giving the Crimson a 1-0 advantage. Ross Friedman played a cross from the right side, and Wolfenzon headed the ball from 15 yards out at 28:50.

The Terriers tied the game with 3:18 left in the half when Cameron Souri one-timed a pass from Nick Prunier and sent a shot past Harms and into the net.

In the second half, the Terriers grabbed a 2-1 lead in the 65th minute, as Taylor Washington accepted a pass by James Holler and shot the ball off his left foot and into the right corner of the net. The Crimson managed three shots on goal later in the frame, but two attempts by Kyle Henderson and another by Tsiu Moorosi were stopped by BU goalkeeper Nick Thomson.

Thomson finished the game with three saves, while Brett Conrad, who replaced Harms in net for the Crimson at halftime, did not record a save in 45 minutes of action. Harms, meanwhile, stopped three shots in the first stanza. Harvard held the final count in shots, 11-0, while the Terriers had an edge in corners, 4-2.

The Crimson will open Ivy League play at archrival Yale Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.