Harvard will close out its rigorous nonconference schedule with Stony Brook on Tuesday (Penny Ashford)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the final time in 2014, the Harvard men's soccer team will step outside of Ivy League play as the Crimson (8-4-1, 2-1-1 Ivy) welcomes in Stony Brook (4-10-1, 2-3-0 America East) for a Tuesday battle at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
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Looking at Harvard
Harvard is coming off a grinding, 3-2 defeat at Princeton, the club's first loss in over a month. The Crimson fell behind, 3-0, and nearly clawed its way back with tallies from Christian Sady and Tim Schmoll, but Harvard was held in check as time wound down.
Schmoll's tally gives the junior three in his last three games and four total goals on the season, a team-high. In a testament to the team's incredible depth, four other Crimson have sent in three markers in 2014: Hiroki Kobayashi, Mark Ashby, Kyle Henderson and Daniel Smith. Sady, who recorded the first goal of his career on Saturday, paces the Crimson with five assists, heading up a trio of Harvard freshmen helpers along with Sam Brown (four assists) and Nate Devine (four assists).
As the Ivies Go
After dropping its first Ancient Eight contest, Harvard lost its grip on the top spot, but it is certainly not out of things. With seven points in the standings, Harvard is sitting in a three-way tie for second, alongside Princeton and Penn, as Dartmouth owns the lead with nine points. The Crimson finishes out the season versus the Big Green, Columbia and Penn needing at least two wins to keep in the race.
Scouting Stony Brook
The Seawolves enter the midweek contest with just four wins on the season, but against fair opponents in Lehigh (3-0), Sacred Heart (4-2), New Hampshire (1-0) and Albanay (3-2). Martin Giordano has one of the four game-winners under his belt and leads the offensive charge with four goals this season. Thibault Duval owns eight points as well, tacking on a pair of goals with four assists, while Alejandro Fritz, Favio Sbarra and Keith McKenna all have added two scores as well.
Tom McMahon has seen all but one game this season, earning a 1.61 goals against average (23 goals allowed), while making 67 saves, stopping shots nearly 75-percent of the time to earn a 4-9-1 mark.
With the Ivy title on the line, Harvard gets back into the Ancient Eight swing of things as it visits Dartmouth this weekend, followed by Columbia at home (Nov. 8) and Penn on the road (Nov. 15).