Harvard Men’s Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw Against Dartmouth

Harvard Men’s Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw Against Dartmouth

Austin Harms made four saves in the 1-1 tie (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hiroki Kobayashi tallied the first goal of his collegiate career and Austin Harms made four saves to lead the Harvard men's soccer team to a 1-1 tie against Dartmouth Saturday afternoon.

In the 24th minute, Dartmouth's Kevin Dzierzawski gave the Big Green (7-4-3, 3-1-1 Ivy League) at 1-0 lead as he mustered a hard shot from 25 yards out. The ball deflected off a Harvard defender and into the back of the net at 23:55.

Dartmouth's lead did not last long, as the Crimson's Eric Slingerland sent a long pass from the left side, finding Kobayashi in the box. Kobayashi tipped the ball past Dartmouth goalkeeper Noah Cohen, as Harvard (2-10-2, 0-4-1) tied the game 1-1, at 30:24.

Following regulation, Harvard held an edge in shots, 12-11, and in corner kicks, 7-5. The Crimson mustered two shots in the first extra session, but chances by Ross Friedman and Connor McCarthy were stopped by Cohen.

Cohen finished with seven saves for the Big Green, as Harvard outshot Dartmouth, 5-2, in overtime and 17-13 for the game. The Crimson also earned all three corner kicks in the extra sessions.

The Crimson will conclude its non-conference schedule when it hosts Colgate at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.