LOWELL, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-6-1, 0-1-0 Ivy) fell short tonight, Oct. 8) at UMass Lowell (7-2-1, 2-0-0 AE). The Crimson kept the game tight, allowing just seven shots on target and one score from the River Hawks. The team fielded 16 different players during the match, with six playing wire to wire.
The first 45 minutes were scoreless, however the Crimson put together two solid opportunities to convert. Harvard's closest chance at getting on the board came in the 26th minute when Duncan Sutherland made a break up the middle, swung left and put a shot just wide of the right post. Then, in the 36th minute, Håvard Hjermstad took the ball up the left side and fired a cross to Loic Tagne who headed the ball wide.
It took until the 54th minute for either team to get on the board, UMass Lowell cashing in on a pop-up header over Nilsson's reach. The Sweden native held off the River Hawks for the remainder of regulation and completed the contest with six saves to his name.
- Duncan Sutherland continued to lead the offense, making four shot attempts.
- Oskar Nilsson made six saves.
- Sixteen players made an appearance in tonight's contest.
- Harvard trails UMass Lowell 0-3-0 in the all-time series.
Harvard returns to the field this Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cornell. Game time is set for 4 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.