Men's Soccer Falls to No. 19/20 Dartmouth, 1-0, Despite Parks' 11 Saves

Men's Soccer Falls to No. 19/20 Dartmouth, 1-0, Despite Parks' 11 Saves

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks tied his career match-high, recording 11 saves against No. 19/20 Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson held the Big Green scoreless for 89 minutes before Dartmouth scored with 31 seconds remaining in regulation for 1-0 win. 

Parks and the Crimson defense kept the 10th best scoring offense in Division I at bay throughout the first half. Dartmouth's best scoring opportunity came in the 21st minute with Noah Paravicini bursting up the middle of the field, before unleashing a shot from the top of the 18-yard box. Parks made an acrobatic leap to tip the ball above the cross bar to keep the contest scoreless.

Early in the second period, Harvard had its best opportunity to break up the stalemate. Parks launched a free-kick inside the 18-yard box, but the ball was headed out by the Dartmouth defense. Midway through the half, the Crimson threatened to score again. Senior Nate Devine connected with fellow senior Justin Crichlow along the near-side, but Crichlow's centering pass was broken up, once again, by the Big Green defense.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks tied his career single-match best, recording 11 saves.
  • Senior Nate Devine played a quality 37 minutes off the bench, including contributing to the Crimson's best scoring chance in the second period.
  • Freshman Rory Conway also played 36 minutes off the bench for the Crimson.

Game Notes:

  • There were a total of 10 corner kicks in the match, with Dartmouth taking nine.
  • Harvard's defense recorded 13 saves in 90 minutes.

What's Next:
Harvard returns to the pitch, on the road, next Sunday, Nov. 5 against Columbia at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.