Harvard Men’s Soccer Drops Season Finale in Double Overtime to Penn, 3-2

Harvard Men’s Soccer Drops Season Finale in Double Overtime to Penn, 3-2

Austin Harms finished his Crimson career second in program history with 18 shutouts and fifth with 190 saves (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Austin Harms made a season-high seven saves, while Scott Prozeller and Tim Schmoll each tallied a goal, but the Harvard men's soccer team fell by a score of 3-2 in double overtime to Penn Saturday evening at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

After falling behind a man with a red card in the 17th minute, the Crimson (2-12-3, 0-6-1 Ivy League) pressured in the Quakers' zone before Penn (8-7-2, 3-4-0) was called for a foul in its own box. Prozeller stepped up and took the ensuing penalty kick and drilled it, putting Harvard ahead, 1-0, at 20:56.

Harms recorded four saves in the first stanza, as Penn outshot Harvard, 8-5, and earned all three corners in the period.

With less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation, the Quakers knotted the game, 1-1, when Thomas Brandt headed a ball into the back of the net off a cross by Nick Unger at 80:27. Less than two minutes later, Brandt struck again scoring off a corner kick to give Penn a 2-1 lead with just 7:38 left to go.

In the final minute of play, Penn was whistled for a hand ball just outside of its box, setting up a free kick for the Crimson. Ross Friedman placed the ball in front of the goal, and Schmoll headed it inside the right post, tying the game, 2-2, with just 55 seconds to play in the second half.

After neither team could find the golden goal in the first extra session, Brandt tallied his third goal of the game at 102:19 of the second overtime to give Penn the win. Christian Barreiro took a free kick, and Brandt tipped the ball past Harms for the score.

Penn's Tyler Kinn finished with two stops, as the Quakers outshot the Crimson, 18-9, and held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

Prior to the game, Harms, Michael Gomes, Tim Linden, Tsiu Moorosi, Baba Omosegbon, Jamie Rees and Ben Tsuda were honored during a Senior Day ceremony.