CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The Dartmouth men’s soccer team dropped its fifth Ivy League game of the season, falling 2-1 to Harvard on Saturday evening at Soldiers Field.
Harvard finished the game with a 19-7 advantage in shots, as the Crimson kept possession in the Dartmouth zone for a majority of the game. For the first time this season, Dartmouth used both keepers. Freshman James Hickok played the first half and made four saves, while sophomore Stefan Cleveland made two saves in the final 45 minutes.
The Crimson scored twice in the first and took a 12-3 edge in shots. Andrew Chang gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, followed by Pascal Mensah in the 41st minute.
With the ball in the Dartmouth zone, Chang sent a shot past freshman James Hickok from 25-yards away. The Crimson added its second goal of the half off a fluke play, when Hickok had a hard time clearing the ball and was pick-pocketed by Mensah for the empty-net goal.
Dartmouth had many attempts in the final stanza, with junior Alex Adelabu taking a shot but Evan Mendez made the save in the 48th minute. The Big Green came close again in the 55th minute, on a header by senior Colin Skelly. It wasn’t until 30 minutes later, when the Big Green capitalized on a free kick by junior Gabe Stauber from 25 yards out.
Dartmouth will conclude the home portion of the schedule, when they host Cornell next Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.