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Friedman Takes Home Ivy Player of the Week Honors

Ross Friedman netted a goal and an assist Saturday against Cornell (Gil Talbot).

Senior midfielder Ross Friedman was named men’s soccer Ivy League Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It marks the first such award for a Harvard player this season.

Friedman had a hand in both goals in Saturday’s 2-1 upset victory on the road against Cornell. The senior started the scoring for the Crimson in the first half against the Big Red, notching his first goal of the season to give Harvard a 1-0 lead. After a scoreless second half and first overtime, Friedman provided the helper on Kevin Harrington’s game-winning goal to secure the victory for Harvard. Friedman tallied his fifth assist of the season and second in Ivy League play on Harrington’s score, keeping him as the league leader in helpers this season.

Harvard looks to build on its victory over Cornell in its next match, as it welcomes Brown to Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday for a 7 p.m., showdown.