Men’s Soccer Topples Boston University, 3-1

Sady, Freeman & Glass found the back of the net (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting a Tuesday clash with a cross-town rival, Harvard men's soccer used a trio of goals to run past Boston University, 3-1, at Jordan Field. Harvard improved to 4-3-1 with the win, while Boston University moved to 3-3-1.

Junior Christian Sady, senior Jake Freeman and freshman Matthew Glass scored for the Crimson, while junior Tyler Savitsky tied a career-high with two assists. Senior Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu also tallied an assist for Harvard, which outshot the Terriers on the night, 15-13. Junior Kyle Parks made five saves to earn his fourth win of the season.

Sady put Harvard on the board with a stunning goal in the 44th minute, chipping the goalkeeper from a tight angle to give the Crimson a 1-0 lead. Savitsky played a ball to Sady's feet near the edge of the six-yard box, and the North Andover, Massachusetts native spun and lifted the ball into the right side netting.

With just over five minutes elapsed in the second half, Wheeler-Omiunu cleared a long through-ball to Freeman, which was misplayed by a Boston University defender to result in a breakaway. After a pair of touches, Freeman calmly slotted the ball in the lower left corner to double the Crimson lead, 2-0. The score was his third of the season.

A penalty kick goal from Felix De Bona pulled the Terriers to within a goal, 2-1, in the 71st minute. Boston University threw numbers forward looking for an equalizer, and the Crimson was able to capitalize and break through for a third goal. Savitsky drove half the length of the field in the 87th minute before cutting the ball back to Glass for his third goal of the season.

Harvard opens Ivy play on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Held during alumni weekend, the contest will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.