Crimson Men's Soccer Visits No. 16 Boston College Tuesday Afternoon

Crimson Men's Soccer Visits No. 16 Boston College Tuesday Afternoon

Richard Smith and the Crimson play at Boston College Tuesday afternoon (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Crimson men's soccer team takes a step out of conference play to visit local rival No. 16 Boston College Tuesday afternoon for a 4 p.m. game.

Harvard heads into the game 2-7-1 overall, while the Eagles own a 8-3-0 mark this fall.

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Live statistics will be available for Tuesday's contest. 

The Matchup:
Harvard and Boston College have played 19 times, with the Eagles holding a 9-6-4 edge in the series. The teams are 2-2-1 in their last five meetings, with BC winning 2-1 at Ohiri Field last season on Oct. 19, 2010.

About Harvard:
The Crimson is looking to break through after falling at Cornell, 3-1, Saturday. Offensively, forward Brian Rogers, leads Harvard with two goals, Scott Prozeller, Zack Wolfenzon and Obiajulu Charles Agha have also scored goals for the Crimson.

Goalkeepers Austin Harms and Brett Conrad have each started multiple games for the Crimson. Harms stands at 2-5-0 with two shutouts and a 1.19 goals-against average. He has also made 23 saves on the year. Conrad is 0-2-1 with a 1.10 goals-against mark with nine saves this season.

Opponents are outscoring the Crimson, 12-5, and have an edge in corner kicks, 48-36.

About Boston College:
The Eagles are 3-1 in their last four games after defeating Wake Forest, 2-0, Oct. 7. Charlie Rugg (6-3-15) and Amit Abumad (5-5-15) are tied for the team lead in points, while Kyle Bekker (4-4-12) and Diego Mendina-Mendez (4-1-9) are tied for second in goals.

In net, Justin Luthy has played all 11 games and is 8-3 with a 1.28 goals-against average and 45 saves, to go along with a .763 save percentage.

BC holds a 22-14 edge in goals, but it being outshot, 127-124. Opponents also have an advantage in corner kicks, 51-48.

One More:
With 18 shutouts in his career, Austin Harms remains just one clean sheet away from tying Chris Johnson '06 (19) for the Harvard program record. The junior from Corona del Mar, Calif. has two shutouts this season against Northeastern, 1-0, and Massachusetts, 1-0. Harms is also sixth in program history with 162 saves, 15 shy from tying Steve Kidder '74 (177).

Up Next:
Harvard will conclude its three game road trip at Boston College Oct. 11 and then return home to play conference foe Brown Oct. 15.