Crimson Men's Soccer Hosts Dartmouth for Ivy Game Saturday Afternoon

Crimson Men's Soccer Hosts Dartmouth for Ivy Game Saturday Afternoon

Hiroki Kobayashi and the Crimson lead the all-time series against Dartmouth, 42-34-8 (Gil Talbot).

The Game:
The Crimson men's soccer team hosts Dartmouth in the third contest of the current four-game home stretch. The game will be held at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday at 4 p.m.

Harvard enters the weekend 2-10-1 and 0-4 in the Ivy, while the Big Green stands at 7-4-2 and 3-1 in the Ancient Eight.

The Matchup:
Harvard leads the all-time series against its Ivy League rival to the north, 42-34-8. The Big Green has taken five of the last seven games between the two teams, but Harvard did win the last game in Cambridge, 2-1, on Oct. 31, 2009.

About Harvard:
Obiajulu Charles Agha and Michael Innocenzi each scored a goal for the Crimson, which held two leads against Princeton last Saturday, but fell, 3-2, last time out.

Brian Rogers (2-0-4) and Agha (2-0-4) are tied for the team lead in points, while Zack Wolfenzon, Scott Prozeller and Innocenzi have also found the back of the net this season.

Austin Harms and Brett Conrad have both started multiple games in net for the Crimson. Harms is 2-7 with two clean sheets and a 1.46 goals-against average, to go along with 33 saves. Conrad has recorded one shutout and made 10 saves. Conrad also owns a 1.07 goals-against mark.

Harvard is outshooting teams, 145-143, while opponents have an edge in corner kicks, 54-44, and goals, 18-7.

About Dartmouth:
The Big Green comes into this match having won three consecutive games and six of its last seven. In addition, Dartmouth holds a plus-eight goal differential dating back to Sept. 23 against Massachusetts.

Leading its recent success is senior forward and co-captain Lucky Mkosana, who leads the Ivy League in goals (nine) and points (13). Mkosana has found the back of the net six times in the last seven games. Kevin Dzierzawski paces the Ancient Eight in assists this year (seven).

The defensive unit has conceded 15 goals this season and only five in the last seven games. In net, Noah Cohen has earned five shutouts, holds a 1.11 goals against mark and has stopped 52 shots this fall.

Around The Ivy League:
In other Ancient Eight games this weekend, Yale visits Columbia, Princeton hosts Cornell and Penn travels to Providence, R.I., to face Brown.

Grab An Eraser:
Austin Harms is now five saves away from tying fifth all-time in saves in program history. In front of him is Steve Kidder '74 with 177 saves. In addition, with 18 clean sheets in his career, the government concentration out of Corona del Mar, Calif., remains just one shutout away from tying Chris Johnson '06 (19) for the Harvard program record. Harms has two clean sheets this season after recording three as a junior, seven as a sophomore and six as a freshman.

Up Next:
Harvard hosts Colgate Nov. 1 in the final non-conference game of the season before visiting Ancient Eight rival Columbia Nov. 5. The Crimson will then close out the regular season by hosting Penn on Senior Day Nov. 12.