ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Men's Soccer Looks to Return to Winning Ways, Hosts URI Sunday Afternoon

Zack Wolfenzon and the Crimson are 1-0 at home this fall (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
Harvard returns home to host Rhode Island in the first of two games scheduled to be played at Ohiri Field this fall.

The Crimson stands at 1-1 on the year, while the Rams carry a 1-4 overall mark into the game.
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The Matchup:
The Crimson and Rams have met 14 times since 1972 and the URI leads the series, 8-5-1. The Rams have taken four of the last five between the two schools, including a 1-0 overtime win in the last meeting during the 2008 season.
 
About Harvard:
The Crimson is looking to bounce back after falling at No. 25 St. John's, 1-0, Friday evening.
 
Brian Rogers, who tallied the game-winner against Northeastern Sept. 4, paces the Crimson with a goal, while Tim Linden has one assist on the year. Jamie Rees leads Harvard with four shots, while Baba Omosegbon has a team-high two shots on target.
 
In net, Austin Harms has played all 180 minutes this season and is 1-1 with a 1.00 goals-against average. Harms has made eight saves and boasts a .800 save percentage.
 
Opponents have outscored Harvard, 2-1, through two games and are outshooting the Crimson, 23-15. Harvard has earned four corner kicks, but opponents have the edge with 15 corners to their credit.
 
About Rhode Island:
After defeating Bryant, 1-0, Sept. 2, the Rams have dropped two straight, falling at home to Providence in overtime, 1-0, Sept. 5, and losing at Florida Gulf Coast, 4-0, Sept. 8.
 
Joey Haught and Franco Lo Presti have each scored goals for URI this fall. Haught tallied the game-winner in the victory over Bryant.

Goalkeeper Peyton Warwick has started all five games and is 1-4 with one clean sheet. He also boasts a 1.43 goals-against average and has made 28 saves, to go along with a .800 save percentage.
 
The Rams have been outscored, 8-2, overall, but have yet to allow or score a goal in the first half of games this season. Opponents are outshooting URI, 76-64, but the Rams have a strong edge in corner kicks, 29-19.
 
Clean Sheets:
With 17 shutouts in his career, Austin Harms is just two clean sheet away from tying Chris Johnson '06 (19) for the Harvard program record. Harms has one shutout this fall, having shut down Northeastern, 1-0, in the season opener.
 
Home Turf:
Harvard is 1-0 at home this fall, having downed Northeastern, 1-0, in the season opener at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Sept. 4.
 
Up Next:
Harvard will welcome local rival Massachusetts to the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium for a non-conference matchup Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.