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Massachusetts Minutemen Soccer


August 31, 2012
UMass-Harvard draw 1-1

AMHERST, Mass. – UMass and Harvard played a back-and-forth match at Rudd Field Friday, eventually settling for a 1-1 draw.

UMass remained unbeaten at 2-0-1 while Harvard moves on in its season at 0-0-1.

UMass opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Connor DeVivio started a counter attack around midfield before he sent a long through-ball to Josh Schwartz who dribbled into the box and beat Evan Mendez in goal. It was Schwartz’s second goal of the season.

Harvard responded just over four minutes later when Hiroki Kobayashi found the back of the net with a blast off his left foot from about 20 yards on the right wing.

That was the way the game stood through the intermission and both overtime periods.

The Crimson took 19 shots and claimed eight corner kicks, compared to 10 and four for the Minutemen.

UMass’ Brian Frame made a career-high seven saves. For Harvard, Mendez was credited with three stops.

UMass will hit the road for a four-game stretch over the next two weeks, beginning Sunday at Adelphi at 1 p.m.

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