Men's Soccer

Late Harvard Goal Dooms UMass In 2-1 Setback

Junior F Josh Schwartz scored his second goal of the year on Sunday.

Junior F Josh Schwartz scored his second goal of the year on Sunday.

Sept. 22, 2013

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard's Kevin Harrington scored with just over ten minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Crimson to a 2-1 win over Massachusetts at Ohiri Field Sunday.

The game went back-and-forth all day long, with each team countering the others' offensive attacks with one of it's own. Harvard held a slim 13-8 edge in shots after a 5-4 margin in the opening period.

In a battle of two teams looking for their first victory of 2013, it was Harvard (1-4-1) who struck first early in the second half. Philip Fleischman headed in a Michael Klain throw-in 3:35 after the intermission.

UMass hung tough and answered with a tying goal just over 12 minutes later. Junior Josh Schwartz jumped on a deflected ball and shot it past Harvard goalkeeper Evan Mendez at the 61:19 mark. It was the Baltimore native's second score of the season and ninth in his career.

The Crimson put more pressure on the Minutemen over a six-minute stretch that included three corner kicks, a blocked shot and a team save. The final corner was the big blow as Ross Friedman's ball into the goal area found Harrington's head at 79:46.

UMass (0-7-1) was unable to put any shots on goal in the remaining time and dropped its seventh-consecutive game.

Nick Ruiz made five stops in net for the Minutemen. Matt Keys, Nigel Negm and Schwartz all had two shots to pace UMass.

The Minutemen will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to the Empire State and face Syracuse (5-2). The teams will meet for the second-time in their history, beginning at 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium.




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