Oct. 24, 2009

Courtesy of Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The ninth-ranked Harvard men’s soccer team fell in double-overtime to Princeton Saturday afternoon by the score of 2-1. Antoine Hoppenot notched his fifth goal of the season for the Tigers in the 102nd minute of play when he headed in a cross from Tim Sedwitz.

Through the first 45 minutes of action, neither squad found the back of the net. Andre Akpan opened the scoring in the 66th minute when he was tripped in the box and converted the ensuing penalty kick. Hoppenot got the Tigers on the scoreboard just 20 seconds later, sliding the ball past Crimson keeper Austin Harms from off of a through ball from Josh Walburn, for his first goal of the contest.

Akpan’s score gives him 10 for the season and puts him just two tallies behind Chris Ohiri ’64 for the top-spot in the Harvard record books for career goals. Harms made seven saves on the day while his counterpart, Sean Lynch, made three stops. Princeton held the advantage in shots, 20-14, and corner kicks, 3-2.

Harvard remains at home to face Dartmouth in a crucial Ivy League contest Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m.