Mendez made five saves in goal for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's soccer took down Boston College, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Jordan Field, giving the Crimson its sixth win in its last seven games.
Michael Innocenzi and Oliver White netted goals to lead Harvard (7-5-2) to the victory. The Crimson outshot Boston College (8-6-1) 11-7, including a 7-3 advantage in the second half. Evan Mendez tallied five saves in goal to pick up his seventh win of the season.
Innocenzi put Harvard on the board in the 30th minute after he slotted a through ball from Jake Freeman into the lower left corner. Tim Schmoll controlled a long ball at the top of the box to Freeman, who was able to thread the needle for Innocenzi to tally his second score of the year.
The Crimson extended its advantage to 2-0 in the 68th minute off the right foot of White. Justin Crichlow started the sequence with a long throw in to the edge of the six-yard box, and Daniel Smith tapped the ball to a waiting White for his third goal of the year.
Boston College added a score in the 89th minute after Simon Enstrom redirected a corner kick from Zeiko Lewis into the back of the net, but Harvard held on for the victory.
Harvard men's soccer is finished with its non-conference schedule, and will host No. 24 Dartmouth on Saturday at Jordan Field. The 4:30 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.