The Harvard men's soccer team netted the one and only goal in a rainy match against Haiti's national squad this weekend, winning 1-0 at the Harvard Stadium. But the shut-out was actually part of a much larger score for the Caribbean nation.

The Haiti Leve (Haiti Rises) II is a second-year soccer benefit, established after the January 2010 earthquake, to raise money for Partners In Health's relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

Soccer teams from Harvard, Dartmouth, and Cape Verde participated in the five-day New England benefit tour along with the Haitian team. This year's win evens the overall score in the Harvard - Haiti game count. In 2011 Haiti pulled away from the Crimson during an exciting penalty kick session following a 0-0 regulation time tie.

Last year's event raised $16,000 for Haiti relief.

For more details, read "Men's Soccer Tops Haiti, Falls to Cape Verde All-Stars in Exhibition Matches" in the Harvard Crimson.

 

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