The Crimson scored three times in the first half (Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – Pushing its unbeaten streak to seven games, Harvard men's soccer used a trio of first half goals to top Princeton, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Stadium. Harvard improved to 8-3-2 on the season, including a 3-0-1 first place mark in the Ivy League, while Princeton dropped to 6-7-1 with a 0-3-1 record in conference play.
Freshman Taner Dogan, senior Jake Freeman and junior Eric Gylling found the back of the net for the Crimson, while Freeman and junior Justin Crichlow were credited assists. Junior Kyle Parks made three saves in goal to earn his eighth win of the season.
It took only 4:14 for Dogan to give the Crimson the lead, scoring his second-career goal when he tapped in a long throw-in from Crichlow. The assist was Crichlow's fifth of the season, which is tied for the team lead.
Striking back, Princeton took a 2-1 lead after goals in the 11th and 26th minutes from Greg Seifert and Patrick Barba, respectively.
Freeman tied the score for Harvard with a goal in the 34th minute, 2-2. The senior picked the pocket of a Princeton defender at the top of the box before slotting a shot into the lower corner. The score was his team-high seventh of the season.
Closing the game's scoring, Gylling ripped a shot from 25 yards in the 42nd minute, beating the goalkeeper spectacularly to give the Crimson a 3-2 lead. The score was his second of the season, while Freeman picked up his fifth assist.
The Crimson travels to Dartmouth for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 29. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.