Dogan and Savitsky beat the Eagles' goalkeeper (Gil Talbot).
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Opening a five-game road trip with the RPI's No. 12 team, Harvard men's soccer topped Boston College, 2-0, on Tuesday night at Newton Campus Field. Harvard improved to 6-3-2 with the result, while Boston College fell to 6-4-1.
Freshman Taner Dogan and junior Tyler Savitsky netted their first-career goals to push Harvard to victory over the Eagles. Junior Justin Crichlow and sophomore Cesar Farias picked up assists on the goals, and junior Kyle Parks registered his fourth shutout of the season between the posts, making four saves.
It took only 3:04 in the first half for Dogan to put the Crimson on the board, as he finished an attempt following a long throw-in from Crichlow. The score was his first of the season, while Crichlow tied for the team lead with four assists on the play.
Continuing its quick start, Harvard jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 21st minute after Savitsky's shot from the top right corner of the box found its way into the back of the mesh. Farias' assist was his second of the season, and he nearly put a third tally on the board in the 30th minute, but his attempt rattled the post and stayed out.
The Crimson weathered the storm in the second half, quashing the Eagles' attack despite 10 shots from the home team in the period. Parks and the Crimson defense held strong for the fourth Harvard shutout of the season, and its second in-a-row.
Harvard travels to Brown for a Friday night contest on the Ivy League Digital Network. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.