(photo credit Gil Talbot)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Harvard men's soccer team (1-3-0) dropped a 3-0 decision at Hofstra (1-3-2) on Sunday afternoon. Playing nearly the entire game in a rain storm, the Crimson struggled to get its footing early in the match.
Just over 10 minutes into the opening half, Hofstra's Oscar Ramsay put the Pride up 1-0 and Luca Tausch made it 2-0 in the 18th minute. Harvard's best chance came in the 21st minute off a header from Taner Dogan that went wide but through 45 minutes the Pride had a stronghold on shots, 9-1 overall and 3-0 on target.
Out of the gates in the second half, Håvard Hjermstad made his way to get a shot off that went just high of the goal. The Pride extended its lead to three in the 51st minute from a shot that went high in the top left corner of the net. Taner Dogan put up his second shot of the game from 25 yards out with less than two minutes on the clock.
- David Paquette made his collegiate debut, notching two saves.
- Seniors Eduardo Cedeño and Nathan Goldberg made their season debuts.
- Hofstra outshot Harvard 14-3 overall, 5-0 on goal.
The Crimson heads west next week for a pair of matches in Colorado. Harvard will take on No. 6 Denver on Sept. 14 before facing Air Force on Sept. 16.