Men’s Soccer Incurs Narrow Defeat at New Hampshire

Men’s Soccer Incurs Narrow Defeat at New Hampshire

(photo credit Gil Talbot)

DURHAM, N.H. – The Harvard men's soccer team (3-6-0, 1-0-0 Ivy) incurred a narrow 1-0 defeat at New Hampshire (7-2-1, 1-1-0 America East) on Tuesday night.

Matt Freese manned the Crimson goal for all 90 minutes, recording four saves on the night while Taner Dogan paced the offense with two shots. 

The contest began slow, New Hampshire getting its closest shot in the 38th minute when a free kick drew Freese out of the net and allowed Jacob Gould to get within striking range; a shot that was blocked by Sam Brown and subsequently called offsides. Less than three minutes later, the Wildcats made no mistake when Josh Bauer tipped in a cross from Conrad Chang to put the hosts up 1-0 heading into halftime. 

In the opening minutes of the second half, New Hampshire took a shot from 25 yards out that Matt Freese was able to get his hands on and push out of range. In the 60th minute, Taner Dogan fired Harvard's first shot just high of the net. Dogan added another attempt minutes later that went wide left. Freese came up big again in the 85th minute when New Hampshire blasted a shot from the 18 where the sophomore made a diving save to keep the Wildcats at bay.

Harvard Highlights

  • Prior to tonight, New Hampshire averaged 15.5 shots per game, Harvard held the Wildcats to 10. 

What's Next
Harvard is set to continue Ivy League action on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. when it welcomes Cornell to Jordan Field.