CAMBRIDGE – An early blitz from Harvard was too much for the University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team to overcome in a 6-0 defeat on the road to close out the 2015 season.
Christian Sady scored twice in the opening 12 minutes for Harvard, connecting less than four minutes apart. His first goal was the finishing touch on a passing play with Oliver White. Sady’s second goal came from long range as he had his throw-in tapped back to him by Michael Klain and his curler from in front of his own bench found the back of the net.
Harvard extended its lead with a goal from Jake Freeman in the 16th minute. Penn had trouble clearing the ball, and Freeman found himself all alone headed to goal. He was easily able to tap the ball in to put Penn behind, 3-0. A Tim Schmoll goal with under three minutes to play in the first half sent the Quakers to the break down, 4-0.
In the second half, Harvard added a fifth goal on a penalty kick after a red card was issued to Nick Savino. He had come off his line to charge to a loose ball in the box. At the same time, Freeman was charging at him. Savino got the ball and Freeman jumped over him, but the card was issued. Sady completed the hat trick with the penalty. A sixth goal came for the Crimson when Michael Innocenzi scored from a tight angle.
Penn concludes the 2015 season with a 3-11-2 record and a 1-5-1 mark in the Ivy League.