Men's Soccer Set to Host No. 18 Boston College Tuesday
Sophomore Scott Prozeller is tied for second on the Crimson with five points (Gil Talbot).
The Crimson, which is unbeaten in its last four games (2-0-2), concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule, as Harvard hosts No. 18 Boston College at Ohiri Field Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Harvard stands third in the Ivy League with a 1-0-2 conference mark and is 4-3-5 overall, while the Eagles own a 6-2-4 record entering the week.
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Live statistics will be available for Tuesday's game against Boston College.
Harvard and Boston College have played 18 times, with the Crimson trailing the all-time series, 6-8-4. Last season, Harvard earned a 2-0 win at BC, as Scott Prozeller and Jamie Rees each netted goals, and Austin Harms earned a shutout, making two saves.
The Crimson carries a 2-1-1 home record into the contest against BC. Harvard has defeated Stanford, 2-1, and Yale, 1-0, in home contests this fall.
With three goals and an assist, Brian Rogers paces the Crimson in scoring with seven points. Scott Prozeller (2-1-5) ranks second in goals and is tied with Kyle Henderson (1-3-5) for second in points.
With his six-save performance in a 0-0 tie at No. 15 Brown Oct. 16, goalkeeper Austin Harms now stands second in program history with 16 shutouts, placing him only three behind Ryan Johnson '06 for first (19). He also sits sixth in school history with 122 saves.
Harms owns a 3-3-4 record this season with 30 saves and a 1.01 goals-against average.
Harvard has both scored and allowed 12 goals this season. Opponents hold the advantage in corner kicks, 52-38.
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The Eagles are also 2-0-2 in their last four games after earning a 1-1 tie against No. 3 North Carolina Oct. 15.
Edvin Worley, Charlie Rugg and Conor Fitzpatrick are tied for
the team lead with five goals apiece. Worley also paced the
Eagles with 12 points (5-1-2). Amit Aburmad has a team-best five
assists, while Kyle Bekker has dished out four assists.
In net, Jason Luthy owns a 6-2-4 record, to go along with three shutouts, 42 saves and a .0.90 goals-against average.
BC has outscored its opponents, 20-11, and holds the edge in corner kicks earned, 64-51.
Defense Wins Games:
Harvard has only allowed one goal in its last four contest, while outscoring the opposition, 3-1 during its currente unbeaten streak (2-0-2). The Crimson has only surrendered four scores in its four previous home games this fall.
Down The Stretch:With four conference games remaining, Harvard currently sits in third place in the Ivy League with four points (1-0-2). Penn and Princeton are tied for first with nine points and identical 3-0-0 conference records.
Following today's game, Harvard has four games remaining in the regular season, three of which are on the road. The Crimson boasts a 2-1-4 record in its road contests this season and is 1-0-1 in its last two games away from Cambridge.
The Crimson will play its next game live on national television, as the game between Harvard and Princeton will be broadcast on ESPNU Sunday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.