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Crimson fall in OT to Princeton

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Akpan inches closer to record; will host Dartmouth Oct. 31

Andre Akpan ’10 moved two steps closer to becoming the all-time leading scorer for men’s soccer at Harvard after finding the net both in the Crimson’s 2-1 victory over Providence on Oct. 20 and in a 2-1 double-overtime loss to Princeton on Oct. 24.

Akpan’s goal against Providence, which came in the 90th minute on a penalty kick, was the difference in the game and clinched the Crimson’s fourth-consecutive 10-win season. It was also his third game-winner this season.

The senior forward’s goal against Princeton also came off a penalty kick, after being tripped in the penalty box in the 66th minute. The goal was his 10th of the season and the 45th of his career. The Crimson captain now needs just two goals to tie Harvard’s all-time leader, Chris Ohiri.

For the ninth-ranked Crimson (10-3-1; 2-1-1 Ivy League), the loss was their second in the past four games, and dropped them to third in the Ivy League.

It was also Harvard’s first defeat at home in nearly two years, snapping an 11-game winning streak, dating back to Nov. 24, 2007, when the Crimson lost to Central Connecticut State.

The Crimson will look to jump-start a new win streak when they host Dartmouth on Saturday (Oct. 31). Dartmouth comes in with an 8-4-1 (3-1 Ivy League) record and is tied with Brown for first in the Ivy League. Game time is 1:30 p.m.