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No. 21 Men’s Soccer Readies for Road Games at Stony Brook, Boston University

Junior Jame Rees was named to the Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team (photo courtesy of David Silverman)

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The Matchups:
The 21st-ranked Harvard men's soccer team looks to snap a three-game winless streak, as the squad hits the road for away contests at Stony Brook Sept. 24 and Boston University Sept. 26. 

The Crimson enters the weekend with a 2-1-2 overall mark, while the Seawolves stand at 4-4-0.  The Terriers, who host Rhode Island Friday evening, head into the week with a 3-3-1 record.

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Live statistics are available for both games this weekend. 
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In addition, fans can watch both games via a subscription. 
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WHRB-FM (95.3 FM Cambridge) will broadcast the game at BU live on the radio, as well as online.

Live Audio at Boston University (WHRB 95.3-FM Cambridge)

Series History:
Harvard and Stony Brook have met one time, a 4-1 win for the Crimson at Ohiri Field Sept. 4, 2009.   In that game, Austin Harms '12 made six saves, while Andre Akpan '10 tallied two goals and Desmond Mitchell '10 and Brian Rogers '13 netted a goal apiece. 

The Crimson leads the all-time series against the Terriers 23-11-7, with the first game held in 1951.  Harvard has won two of the last three meetings, including a 1-0 decision last season at home on Sept. 11.  Jamie Rees '12 scored the lone goal for the Crimson, while Harms earned the shutout with a three-save performance.

About No. 21 Harvard:
The Crimson, which is ranked No. 21 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/HendrickCars.com national poll and 24th in the Soccer America rankings, is hoping to find more offense after scoring only one goal in its last three games.  Rogers remains Harvard's leading scorer with two goals and four points, while Zack Wolfenzon, Scott Prozeller and Ross Freidman have tallied a goal each.  With two assists, Kyle Henderson paces the team.

Harms, who has 14 shutouts in his career to rank second in school history, boasts a 2-1-2 record with a  1.10 goals-against average and 19 saves.  Harvard has both scored and surrendered six goals this fall.  Opponents have an advantage in shots, 71-53, and in corner kicks, 23-11.  Harvard is 1-0-2 in away contests entering Friday night's game at Stony Brook.

About Stony Brook:
The Seawolves have won three straight games against Dartmouth, 4-0, Central Connecticut State, 4-2, and Bryant, 2-1.  With three goals and an assist, Leonardo Fernandes is Stony Brook's scoring leader with seven points, while Mehdi Belakehal (0-2-2) and Wilber Bonilla (1-2-4) are tied for the most assists on the squad.

In the cage, Stefan Manz has won four games to go along with two clean sheets, 24 saves and a 1.53 goals-against average.  Opponents are outscoring Stony Brook, 13-10, including 8-6 in the second half, and have the edge in corner kicks, 38-31.


About Boston University:
The Terriers head into the weekend at 3-3-1, after falling to Brown, 2-0, Sept. 19.  Aaron O'Neal has carried the BU offense, having scored four of the team's 10 goals, while Ben Havey (2-2-6) ranks second with six points on the year.  In net, Brandon Briggs has shut out two opponents (Hartford, 3-0, and Columbia, 2-0) and is 3-3-1 with a 1.44 goals-against mark and 22 saves.

BU has scored 10 goals, while allowing 10 tallies by its opponents, but owns a large lead in shots, 120-87.  In addition, the Terriers have earned 46 corner kicks, compared to 35 by opponents, and are 0-2-0 against ranked teams, having lost to then-No. 15 St. John's, 2-1, and then-No. 5 Boston College, 4-0.

They're Honored:
For their stellar play last weekend, junior midfielder Jamie Rees and sophomore Brian Rogers were named to the Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team.

Up Next:
Harvard will host Providence at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The Crimson will then welcome archrival Yale to Ohiri Field Saturday, Oct. 2 for a 1:30 p.m. showdown.