Men’s Soccer Hosts Seattle and Washington to Conclude Homestand

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Harvard vs. Seattle
Sept. 8, 2016
7 p.m.
Jordan Field
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 Ivy League Digital Network
        Bill Spaulding, Eric Gallanty
Harvard trails, 1-0
L, 2-0 (Sept. 18, 2015)
L1
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    Harvard vs. Washington
  Sept. 11, 2016
  7 p.m.
 Jordan Field
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    Ivy League Digital Network
Scott Sudikoff, Bill Spaulding
Series tied, 0-0-1
     T, 0-0 (2OT) (Sept. 20, 2015)
T1
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Harvard is unbeaten to begin the 2016 season (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting the final two teams of its four-game homestand, Harvard men's soccer welcomes Seattle and Washington to Jordan Field for contests Sept. 8 and 11, respectively. The pair of 7 p.m. kickoffs will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard opened the season with home clashes against Villanova and Hofstra, going 1-0-1. Senior Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and freshman Matthew Glass found the back of the net for the Crimson, while junior Kyle Parks tallied his first-career shutout against Hofstra.

A Year Ago
The Crimson tallied a 9-6-2 overall mark in 2015, including a 5-2 second-place record in the Ivy League. Harvard led the Ancient Eight with eight All-Ivy selections a year ago, including first team nods for seniors Jake Freeman and Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu. Harvard tallied four shutouts in conference play, and ended with the top goal differential against Ivy opponents.

Rookie of the Week
After scoring a game-winning goal in his collegiate debut against Villanova, freshman Matthew Glass was selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

Glass netted the game-winner against the Wildcats in a 2-1 victory, placing a first-time shot from 15 yards in the top-right corner. The score gave Harvard a 2-0 lead, assisted by senior Jake Freeman and sophomore Cesar Farias. 

Scouting Harvard
Five all-conference selections returned for the Crimson in 2016, and the squad is off to a 1-0-1 start after defeating Villanova, 2-1, and playing even with Hofstra, 0-0 (2OT). Seniors Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and Jake Freeman and freshman Matthew Glass have tallied two points apiece, while sophomore Cesar Farias has recorded one.

In the PDL
A quintet of Crimson student-athletes spent the summer in the Premier Development League: Sam Brown (Portland Timbers U-23), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (Seattle Sounders U-23), Daniel Smith (Seattle Sounders U-23), Mark Ashby (FC Dallas Academy) and Christian Sady (New England Revolution U-23).

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Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. The ILDN is also available on Apple TV and Roku. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Scouting Seattle
Seattle is 1-2 on the season after defeating West Virginia and falling to Akron and Gonzaga. Alex Roldan leads the team with two goals and four points, while Julio Rubio is close behind with one goal and three points. RJ Noll has seen every minute between the posts, tallying a 1.67 goals-against average with one shutout.

The Crimson trails in the all-time series with Seattle, 1-0, a 2-0 loss last season.

Scouting Washington
Washington is out to a 2-1 start with wins over St. Mary's and Oral Roberts and a loss to Utah Valley. Mason Robertson leads the team with three goals, while a quartet of other Huskies have also scored. Auden Schilder has seen the most time in goal, making three saves with a 1.50 goals-against average.

The Crimson and Huskies are tied in the all-time series, 0-0-1, after a 0-0 deadlock in Seattle last season.

Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 14-4-2 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.

Road Warriors
Harvard finished 5-2-1 away from home in 2015, and won four-straight games away from Jordan Field to close the season. The Crimson tallied a perfect mark on the road in Ivy play, and will face nine opponents away from Cambridge in 2016, including preseason No. 1 Stanford.

Early Impact
In May, Harvard announced six newcomers as the class of 2020: Taner Dogan, Matthew Glass, Philip Hausen, Landon Plunkett, Joel Serugo and Asa Silverman. The group joins Harvard from California, Texas and Missouri.

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At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer is in his fourth season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 28-18-7 (.594) record over three-plus years. Each of Lehrer's teams has finished in the top-three of the conference standings, with 17 players earning All-Ivy nods.

What's Next?
Harvard visits the west coast for its first road tests at Stanford and California Sept. 16 and 18, respectively. Both contests will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.