CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Three Harvard goals in a span of 22:49 between the first and second half downed Coastal Carolina men's soccer team on the first day of the Nike/Harvard Sept. 16 in Cambridge, Mass.
The game was scoreless for most of the first half as Coastal sophomore goalkeeper Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C.) and Harvard keeper Ryan Johnson did the job of keeping the game unblemished. Harvard broke through as junior Charles Altchek scored his first goal of the season and the game (42:22) off the feed from senior Brian Charnock off a misplayed header by the defense.
The game remained 1-0 until after the break when Altchek broke free again for his second goal of the game (61:48) and his second of the season on a long give and go from senior Nicholas Tournaritis off the new Chanticleer keeper sophomore Ryan Nowak (Katy, Texas/Katy (UNC Greensboro)).
Harvard's offense struck again as Charnock scored off a penalty kick (65:11) to give the Crimson a 3-0 lead and victory.
For the game, CCU was outshot by Harvard 17-6, including a sizeable 6-3 advantage in shots on goal. The Chants did have a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. Johnson picked up his first win of the season while Weant suffered his second defeat of the campaign.
Coastal was led by senior Jordie Hughes (Victoria, B.C./Spectrum) and sophomore Dominic Rossi (Kellyville, Australia/Oakhill College (Macquarie)) who had two shots apiece.
Coastal Carolina's men's soccer team continues its play in the Nike/Harvard Invitational as it takes on New Hampshire on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.