October 17, 2004

Late Goal Lifts Harvard To 1-0 Win Over The Bears

Oct. 17, 2004

Providence, RI - With 53 seconds left to play in regulation Harvard tallied the game-winning goal, lifting the Crimson to a 1-0 victory over Brown in Ivy League men's soccer action on Sunday afternoon. The loss was the Bears second straight in league play as they now drop to 1-2 in the Ancient Eight and 5-4-2 overall.

The first half was a defensive battle as neither team was able to get much going offensively. Despite five corner kicks, the Bears were only able to register one shot on goal in the first 45 minutes.

After a shuffle of the line-up, Brown pulled it together in the second frame, creating several quality scoring chances for itself. The Bears had two one-on-one chances but Harvard's keeper dove in to make both saves.

With the game still scoreless with just over a minute left, Harvard's Nicholas Tornaritis gained control of the ball at midfield and dribbled all the way into the box past several Brown players. Tornaritis fired a low shot that beat a diving Chris Gomez (Huntington Beach, CA) on the far side from about ten yards out for the game-winning goal.

The Bears out-shot the Crimson 14-12 on the day while shots on goal were dead even at five apiece.

Brown, now sixth in the Ivy standings, will play a crucial match at home against Cornell next Saturday at 5 p.m.