Oct. 31, 2009

Courtesy of Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the 83rd edition of the Harvard-Dartmouth rivalry, No. 14 Harvard downed No. 21 Dartmouth 2-1 in Ivy League men’s soccer action Saturday at Ohiri Field. With the win, the Crimson improves to 11-3-1 with a 3-1-1 record in the Ancient Eight.

Kwaku Nyamekye chose a good time to score his first goal of the season, as he blasted home a half volley off a corner kick from Adam Rousmaniere, just 4:42 into action. Lucky Mkosana tied the score at one all by netting a full volley in the 56th minute. Maarten van Ess provided the assist on Dartmouth’s goal by flicking the ball to Mkosana with his head.

Co-captain Andre Akpan tallied the game winner in the 63rd minute. Akpan got on the end of Brian Grimm’s through-ball over the top of the defense. Akpan dribbled around two defenders and bent the ball around the Big Green’s goalkeeper and into the left side netting of the goal. With the score, Akpan now has 11 on the season and 45 in his career to put him two behind Chris Ohiri ’64 for the most goals in a career at Harvard. Austin Harms made four saves in net for the Crimson, including a kick save on a point-blank shot with ten minutes left to keep Harvard a goal ahead.

Harvard visits Columbia in the final road game of the regular season Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m.