Alfred Perez Nets First Career Goal in 6-1 Setback at No. 23 Air Force

Alfred Perez Nets First Career Goal in 6-1 Setback at No. 23 Air Force

(photo credit Gil Talbot) 

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Freshman Alfred Perez scored his first career goal this afternoon in Harvard men's soccer's 6-1 setback at No. 23 Air Force. The Crimson drops to 1-5 on the season while the Falcons improve to 7-1.   

David Paquette and Jorma Görns split time in net and 21 of 25 players on the roster saw action in today's contest, including freshman Ben Bryant's career debut. 

Air Force struck first, 10 yards out in the eighth minute and doubled its lead with a give-and-go score in the 27th minute. The Falcons closed the first half with a penalty kick that would put them up 3-0 through 45 minutes. 

Air Force continued to pressure on offense, netting two in the 50th and 57th minute to extend its lead to 5-0. Harvard responded less than two minutes later in the 59th minute when Nico Garcia-Morillo fed the ball across the box to Alfred Perez who fired a shot from just outside the six-yard box that hit the top frame and bounced into the net. The Falcons would have the final word, adding a tally in the 69th minute to secure the game at 6-1.

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What's Next
Harvard will return home to Jordan Field for a midweek matchup with Boston University on Wednesday, Sept. 19 before a 10-day hiatus leading into its Ivy League opener on Sept. 29.