Men’s Soccer Edged by Yale in Ivy League Opener

Duncan Sutherland kicking a ball
photo credit Gil Talbot

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In its Ivy League opener, the Harvard men's soccer team (0-5-1, 0-1-0 Ivy) was edged by Yale (6-0-2, 1-0-0 Ivy) 3-1 at Reese Stadium. 

First-year Duncan Sutherland scored in his second straight game while classmate Oskar Nilsson made a number of tight saves, completing the match having collected nine. 

Yale put itself on the scoreboard first, tucking a header inside the left post just 2:26 into the match. Harvard responded in the 20th minute when Duncan Sutherland cashed in on a Nico Garcia-Morillo rebound to knot the game at one. With just over 10 minutes remaining in the half, Yale regained its lead, putting a shot top shelf off a corner kick. 

Harvard picked up the pressure in the second half, forcing Yale to take a few wild shots at the net. Despite the increase of pace and six shots, the Crimson was unable to find the back of the net before time expired. Yale secured the win in the 87th minute with a shot from just inside the left corner of the 18-yard box, finalizing the score at 3-1. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Duncan Sutherland scored in his second consecutive game and now leads the team with five points.
  • Nico Garcia-Morillo notched his first point of the season with an assist on Sutherland's score. 

Up Next
The Crimson returns to the pitch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at UMass Lowell for its fourth of five non-conference contests. Game time is set for 7 p.m.