Harvard remained in first place in the Ivy League (Gil Talbot).
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Extending its unbeaten streak to six games, Harvard men's soccer tallied its third-straight shutout in a 1-0 victory over Brown on Friday night at Stevenson-Pincince Field.
Junior Eric Gylling netted his first-career goal, redirecting a free kick from classmate Christian Sady into the lower left corner for the game-winner. The Crimson (7-3-2, 2-0-1) and Bears (6-5-1, 1-1-1) each tallied nine shots, with Sady posting a team-best three. Junior Kyle Parks made four saves in goal to earn his fifth-career shutout.
Freshman Taner Dogan fired the Crimson's first two shots of the contest, and senior Jake Freeman and Sady forced Brown netminder Erik Hanson into a pair of saves at the end of the first half, but the two teams went to the break level at 0-0.
Gylling broke the deadlock in the 64th minute, pushing a free kick from Sady past the goalkeeper and into the lower corner. The goal was the first in his career, while Sady earned his team-leading fifth assist.
Parks made a pair of saves over the final 20 minutes, but Harvard remained in control of the score to finish the victory.
Harvard men's soccer continues its five-game road trip at Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 22. Game time is set for 4 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.