Men’s Soccer Suffers Setback at Cornell

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photo credit Gil Talbot

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-7-1, 0-2-0 Ivy) endured a 6-0 setback at Cornell (7-3-0, 1-1-0 Ivy) this afternoon. Despite six of nine shots being on goal, the Crimson struggled to connect. First-year goalie Oskar Nilsson stopped seven of sixteen Big Red attempts along with three defensive blocks for the Crimson.

The Big Red struck first in the seventh minute with a shot from the 18 that was just out of Nilsson's diving attempt. Cornell doubled its score in the 18th minute off the foot of Charles Touche. Nilsson was able to limit the damage with five saves through the first 45.

In the 58th minute, Cornell cashed in again when Emeka Eneli went one-on-one with Nilsson to put the Big Red up 3-0. The hosts made it 4-0 in the 64th minute when a shot from the corner of the box was chipped over Nilsson's head. Cornell would add two more scores in the 71st and 76th minute to seal the final 6-0.

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