Akpan follows in Ohiri's footsteps

[MAKING A LIST] U.S. under-20 national team forward Andre Akpan scored in his ninth consective game for Harvard when he had the Crimson's lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Holy Cross on Wednesday.

Akpan's streak for consecutive games with at least one goal is tied for 11th all-time on the NCAA Division I men's scoring list

The NCAA record is 16 games with at least one goal set by Akron's Pete Milich (1961-62).

The Harvard record of 13 straight games with at least one goal is held by the legendary Chris Ohiri, who set the mark in 1962-63. Harvard's home field where Akpan scored on Wednesday is named after Ohiri, who died two years after graduating from Harvard.

Like Ohiri, who came to Harvard from Nigeria as part of an African scholarship program, Akpan has roots in Nigeria. His father, Rockey, came to the United States to study and eventually settled with his American-born wife in Grand Prairie, Texas.

AKPAN STREAK
Sept. 12
Vermont 0 Harvard 2 (Akpan 25, Fucito 61).
Sept. 14
Harvard 2 (own goal 3, Akpan 47) Boston Univ. 1 (Schultz 50).
Sept. 16
Harvard 2 (Akpan 55, Grimm 66) Massachusetts 1 (Amick 88).
Sept. 21
Loyola Marymount 3 (Delaney 3, Carroll 46, Baca 64) Harvard 2 (Fucito 62, Akpan 79).
Sept. 23
UC Santa Barbara 1 (Pontius 75) Harvard 1 (Akpan 58) (OT).
Sept. 29
Harvard 5 (Fucito 18, 50, Chi 63, Akpan 71, 77) Fairfield 0.
Oct. 6

Cornell 1 (Bourace 62) Harvard 4 (Akpan 23, Chi 57, Stamatis 64, Fucito 65).
Oct. 13
Harvard 2 (Akpan 70, Nyamekye 83) Brown 3 (Sheehan 15, 95, Davies 71) (OT).
Oct. 17
Harvard 1 (Akpan 22) Holy Cross 1 (Mclean pen. 45) (OT).

RECORD SCORING STREAKS
GAMES PLAYER SCHOOL DATES
16 Pete Milich, Akron 1961-62
14 Peter Byaruhanga, UAB 1999
13 Chris Ohiri, Harvard 1962-63
12 Rob Friend, UC Santa Barbara 2001-02
11 Nnamdi Nwokocha, Clemson 1980-1981
11 Heikki Ritvanen, UCF 1999
11 Chris Carrieri, North Carolina 2000
11 Alecko Eskandarian, Virginia 2002
10 Jimmy Dowell, Tulsa 1994
9 Andy Demori, Clemson 1969-70
9 Fred Pereira, Brown 1976
9 Jimmy Glenn, Clemson 1993
9 Wolde Harris, Clemson 1993
9 Duncan Horner, Akron 1993-94
9 Darren Eales, Brown 1994
9 Clint Mathis, South Carolina 1994
9 Orest Grechka, Hartwick 1997-98
9 Caleb Norkus, North Carolina 2000

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