Men's Soccer Falls to Penn on Senior Day

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team closed out the 2017 season following a, 3-0 loss to Penn on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson finish the season at 2-10-4 and 1-4-2 in Ivy League action.

Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks started his 14th game in net, and kept the game scoreless throughout the first 45 minutes of action. Midway through the first period the Quakers looked poised to break-up the stalemate on a breakaway by Jerel Blades, but Parks, coming out of net, made the acrobatic save. Moments later, Parks came through once again, rejecting another shot-on-goal on by Blades. 

Halfway through the second period, Penn broke up the tied match. The Quakers' Alex Touche scored his first goal of the season off a corner kick from Joe Swenson to give Penn the 1-0 advantage.

Despite trailing by two, the Crimson did not give up. In the 70th minute, sophomore Philip Hausen ripped a shot off a defender, while a minute later senior Nate Devine launched another shot that deflected off a Penn defenseman. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks started his 14th game of the season, making seven saves.
  • Six different Crimson players registered at least one shot attempt.
  • Parks and fellow seniors Eric Gylling, and Justin Crichlow played all 90 minutes.

Game Notes

  • Harvard honored its seven seniors, who were playing in their final match of the college careers, before the match.
  • Five of the Crimson's six shots came in the second half.