Men's Soccer Falls to Harvard, 3-2, in Season Finale

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team staged a late rally, but was unable to get past Harvard as it fell, 3-2, in the season finale Saturday.

Freshmen Kevin Unger and Omid Shokoufandeh each scored their first career goals in the loss for Penn (9-6-1, 2-4-1 Ivy). Harvard's Nicholas Tornaritis hit a pair of goals to lift the Crimson (6-8-2, 2-4-1 Ivy) to the win.

Tornaritis struck early, putting Harvard on the board eight minutes into the game when he lofted a shot up and over a charging Daniel Cepero for the first half's lone goal.

The second half, however, would see an offensive flurry. Charles Altchek scored his 11th goal of the year for the Crimson in the 48th minute, but the Quakers cut the lead to 2-1 when Kevin Unger scored on a Derrick Jumper feed in the 56th minute. Tornaritis made it 3-1 when he scored his second, but Shokoufandeh scored unassisted to make it 3-2 in the 89th minute.

Cepero tied a season-high with eight saves while facing 12 shots. Ryan Johnson was called on for three saves as the Crimson outshot Penn 12-8. Harvard piled on the pressure in the second half, holding an 8-4 shot advantage.

Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant.