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Harvard men's soccer cancels season, forfeits match with Columbia

Men’s soccer will not play the Crimson on Saturday, after Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise cancelled the remainder of the season for the men’s soccer team, according to the Harvard Crimson.

The Crimson’s report came amid an investigation conducted by Harvard’s Office of General Counsel into sexually explicit documents that involved members of the men’s team. According to the report, the documents rated women “on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance.”

Harvard’s Office of General Counsel conducted a review of the matter after the Crimson published a report last week after a similar document circulated by the team in 2012.

The Crimson will forfeit its two remaining games, including Saturday’s scheduled contest against the Light Blue along with the following weekend’s matchup against Penn.

Prior to the announcement, Harvard had been in first place atop the Ancient Eight standings, and would have qualified for the NCAA Tournament with a victory over the Lions this weekend. Meanwhile, Columbia had been tied for second with Dartmouth in the Ivy League.

A spokesperson from Columbia Athletics declined to comment on the matter. 

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