Men’s Soccer Drops Game to Seattle, 2-0

Men’s Soccer Drops Game to Seattle, 2-0

Mendez made four saves for the Crimson in goal (Penny Ashford).

SEATTLE – In the first of a two-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest, Harvard men's soccer fell to Seattle, 2-0.

Harvard (1-3-1) managed seven shots in the game, led by senior Tim Schmoll with two. Evan Mendez made four saves in front of the net, three of which came in the second half.

Seattle (4-2-0) nearly got on the board in the 20th minute after David Olsen's shot hit the crossbar, but the Crimson defense was able to clear the ball successfully. Nate Devine forced the Redhawks' goalkeeper Shane Haworth into his first save of the match just before the half, but the two teams left for the break even at 0-0.

Ten minutes into the second period, Seattle broke through when Sergio Rivas took a pass from Julio Rubio and finished in the lower right corner. Eight minutes later, Rivas scored his second of the match, volleying a deflection into the back of the net to give Seattle a 2-0 lead.

Daniel Smith and Jake Freeman had attempts on frame in the closing minutes, but Haworth was able to make the saves and keep Harvard off the board.

The Crimson finishes its trip to Seattle against No. 9 Washington on Sunday at 3 p.m. EST. The contest will be broadcast live on the Pac 12 Network.