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Harvard and Haiti Play to 0-0 Tie in Men's Soccer Exhibition Fundraiser

Photo by Penny Ashford
Photo by Penny Ashford

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team and the Haitian National Team played to a 0-0 tie before more than 11,000 fans at Harvard Stadium Sunday afternoon. Following regulation, the Crimson and Haiti settled the contest in penalty kicks, with the Haitians winning 4-1.

The game, entitled Haiti Leve, which was held to as a fundraiser benefit Partners in Health relief efforts in Haiti, drew 11,513 fans. Tickets to the game were $10 for the general public and donations were accepted for this worthy cause with all the proceeds going to Partners in Health. Harvard will soon announce what the monetary donations to Partners in Health will be.

After more than 90 minutes of action, Haiti and Harvard decided the contest in penalty kicks. Junior Clairssainvil converted the first try, beating Harvard's Brett Conrad. The Crimson evened the PKs, 1-1, when Scott Prozeller fired a shot past Peterson Occenat. After Haiti's Jean Garry Rubin put his team up by one, Ben Tsuda missed on his chance, as Haiti led, 2-1. Fritzson Jean Baptiste made Haiti's next attempt, giving his team a 3-1 edge in penalty kicks. Zack Wolfenzon took Harvard's next kick, but Occenat made the save. Bony Pierre clinched the penalty kick win for Haiti, as he made it 4-1 with a goal on the Haitian's fourth chance.