October 17, 2006

Harvard Tops Holy Cross, 5-2

Oct. 17, 2006

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Harvard scored one in the first half and four in the second to defeat Holy Cross 5-2 in the final regular-season home game of the year for the Crusaders on a cold rainy night at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.

Harvard, ranked 25th nationally by Soccer America, scored the only goal of the first half at 27:18. Crimson missed a key opportunity to increase the early lead to two when they failed to put away a penalty kick at 11:43.

In the second half Crimson scored at 50:05 and again less than four minutes later to take a 3-0 lead.

Senior Josh Trott (Glen Cove, N.Y.) put Holy Cross on the board at 65:01 from a Ben Salmon (Auburn, Wash.) assist. Trott scored again 25 seconds later unassisted on a direct kick at the top of the box to put the Crusaders within one of Crimson.

Harvard came back with two more goals in the last 20 minutes of play to increase the lead to 5-2 and secure the win.

The Crusaders fall to 5-9 on the season while Harvard improves to 10-4 overall.

Holy Cross will be back in conference action when they travel to Lafayette Saturday at 1:00 p.m.