Men’s Soccer Tripped Up at California, 6-2

Men’s Soccer Tripped Up at California, 6-2

Farias and Glass tallied goals for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).

BERKELEY, Calif. – Bringing an end to its trip to the Bay Area, Harvard men's soccer fell at California, 6-2, on Sunday at Edwards Stadium. Harvard fell to 2-3-1 overall, while Cal improved to 3-2-1.

Sophomore Cesar Farias and freshman Matthew Glass scored for Harvard, netting their first and second goals of the season, respectively. Freshman Philip Hausen tallied his first-career point with an assist, while junior Kyle Parks made six saves between the posts.

A pair of goals from Christian Thierjung and Spencer Held gave Cal a lead at the break, and following a second goal from Thierjung, Harvard got on the board with an unassisted score from Farias in the 50th minute. The goal was the first of his career.

Thierjung struck again in the 57th minute, but Glass made it a 4-2 game nine minutes later after he took a pass from Hausen and buried it into the back of the net. The score was the second of Glass' career, and evened him with the team lead with senior Jake Freeman.

The Crimson offense tallied 16 shots in the contest, and earned nine corner kicks, but the Bears netted the final two goals of the afternoon, both from Thierjung.

Harvard men's soccer travels to Iona for an afternoon clash Sept. 24, before returning home to face Boston University on Sept. 27. The former will be broadcast on ESPN3, while the latter can be found on the Ivy League Digital Network.