Columbia Tops Harvard Men’s Soccer, 1-0, on Senior Day

Columbia Tops Harvard Men’s Soccer, 1-0, on Senior Day

Brian Rogers had three shots on goal Saturday evening (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team dropped an ivy League contest to Columbia by a score of 1-0 Saturday evening at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.

Evan Mendez made one stop in net for Harvard (2-10-3, 0-5-1 Ivy League), while Columbia goalkeeper Kyle Jackson recorded six saves for the Lions (4-7-4, 2-2-2).

The Lions grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute off a header by Quentin Grigsby. At 36:59, Frederick Elliot made a long toss from the right side on a throw-in, and Grigsby deflected the ball with his head past Mendez.

Columbia held a 7-4 edge in shots in the first half, while Lions goalkeeper Kyle Jackson recorded two stops in period one.

In the second half, Brian Rogers managed a shot on target at 53:03, and Oliver White followed with a chance on net at 58:31, but both were snared by Jackson.

In the 73rd minute, Kyle Henderson got another shot on goal, but Jackson kept Harvard off the scoreboard. The Crimson earned two more scoring chances in the final minutes, but headers by White and Rogers were turned away.

Harvard led, 13-10, in shots, including 7-2 on target, while the Crimson also had an edge in corner kicks, 6-3.