Men’s Soccer Falls to Brown, 3-0

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-9-1, 0-3-0 Ivy) dropped a 3-0 decision to Brown (1-7-2, 0-1-1 Ivy) this afternoon on Ohiri Field. Despite the score line, Oskar Nilsson made 10 saves in net, including denying a penalty shot from the Bears in the 15th minute. 

First-years Willem Ebbinge and Galen Lewis led the offense with two shot attempts apiece. 

Brown scored early off a free kick from 30 yards out. The Bears had an opportunity to double their score in the 15th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick, however Nilsson made an all-out effort to keep them off the board. 

The visitors would be kept at bay until the 50th minute when the Bears headed in a ball off the set piece to make it 2-0. Harvard worked tirelessly to cut the deficit but Brown extended the gap in the 86th minute, sealing the score at 3-0.

Game Notes

  • Nilsson made 10 saves to Brown's two, holding onto his No. 1 rank in the nation for saves per game.
  • Brown outshot the Crimson 13-2.
  • The Bears fielded seven corner kicks, while Harvard put up three. 

Up Next
Harvard will return to the pitch for a matinee contest on Tuesday, Oct. 22 against New Hampshire. Game time is set for 3 p.m. on Ohiri Field and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+.