Freeman scored his second goal of the season (Gil Talbot).
STANFORD, Calif. – On the road for the first time in 2016, Harvard men's soccer could not overcome an early deficit, falling at No. 25 Stanford, 3-1. Harvard dropped to 2-2-2 on the season, while Stanford improved to 2-1-3.
Senior Jake Freeman scored his second goal of the season for the Crimson, converting from the penalty spot in the 80th minute. Freeman tallied four of the Crimson's nine shots, including two attempts on goal. Junior Kyle Parks tallied five saves in goal.
Stanford struck first in the opening minute, converting a penalty kick by Tanner Beason to give the Cardinal a 1-0 lead. Following a goal from Foster Langsdorf in the sixth minute, Stanford was awarded a second penalty kick in the ninth minute, which Langsdorf converted to give the Cardinal a 3-0 advantage.
Harvard held the Cardinal off the board for the remainder of the game, and got one back when Freeman scored in the 80th minute. A cross from the wing hit the arm of a Stanford player, giving the Crimson the attempt from the spot.
The Crimson continues its Bay Area tour against California on Sunday, Sept. 18. The 2 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.