Harvard has scored seven goals in the past two outings (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Beginning a five-game road trip with a non-conference opponent, Harvard travels to Boston College for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Newton Campus Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3/ACC Network Extra.
Last Time Out
Hosting its second Ivy opponent of 2016, Harvard men's soccer used a series of early goals to push past Cornell, 4-0. Harvard improved to 5-3-2 with the win, and 1-0-1 in Ancient Eight action, while Cornell fell to 0-9-2 with a 0-2 start in conference play.
Senior Jake Freeman tied a career high with two goals, ending with five points on the night to lead the Harvard offense. Sophomore Cesar Farias and junior Christian Sady also found the back of the net, while five different student-athletes were credited assists in the contest. Junior Kyle Parks made six saves to earn his third-career shutout.
Rookie of the Week
Matthew Glass was announced as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on October 3 after a two-goal week against Boston University and Yale.
Glass scored in back-to-back games, extending his points streak to four games. On Tuesday against Boston University, the Sacramento, California native slotted home the third Crimson goal of the game to seal the win, and he followed the performance with a go-ahead goal in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Yale.
The award was his second of the season, as he was also named Rookie of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 4.
The Crimson squad is off to a 5-3-2 start, and is 1-0-1 in Ivy play after defeating Cornell and tying Yale. Senior Jake Freeman leads the team with 16 points on six goals and four assists, while freshman Matthew Glass and junior Christian Sady have pitched in 10 points apiece. Junior Kyle Parks has seen every minute between the posts, recording a 1.53 goals-against average over 10 starts with three shutouts.
Golden Boot Race
Senior Jake Freeman leads the Ivy League with 16 points, two points ahead of Penn's Alec Neumann. Freeman is second in the league with six goals and 28 shots, while freshman Matthew Glass and junior Christian Sady are tied for fourth in the league with 10 points.
Land of the Free
Senior forward Jake Freeman has scored in three-straight contests, including a two-goal outing against Cornell, and has tallied a point six of the last seven outings. Freeman led the team with 17 points a year ago.
Against the PAC
With Harvard's 1-0 shutout victory over Washington Sept. 11, the Crimson earned its second win over a Pac-12 school in program history. The first came Sept. 4, 2010 when Harvard topped Stanford, 2-1.
Since the start of the 2013 season, Harvard holds a 14-4-2 record in the month of October. The Crimson posted a 6-2 mark a year ago in the Halloween month, including three wins over Ancient Eight foes.
Strength of Schedule
Harvard has played one of the most difficult schedules in the country to this point, and the Crimson holds a 2-3-1 record against RPI top-50 opponents. The matchup with Boston College is with the No. 7 team in the RPI.
Form a Wall
Junior goalkeeper Kyle Parks is first in the Ivy League with 47 saves on the season. The netminder has recorded three shutouts on the season, blanking Hofstra, Washington and Cornell.
Scouting Boston College
The Eagles are 6-3-1 on the season with a 2-2-1 mark in ACC play. Ranked seventh in the RPI, the Boston College offense is led by Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel, who has a team-best six goals and 13 points. Cedric Saladin has seen every second in goal, boasting a 1.47 goals-against average with four shutouts.
The Crimson trails in the all-time series with Boston College, 8-11-5, but has won each of the past two meetings.
Harvard has tallied a 4-1-1 record against Boston-area schools since the beginning of the 2014 season. During that span, Harvard has tallied two wins over Boston College, one victory versus Northeastern and a win and tie against Boston University.
Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-5-3 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
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).
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.
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.
Full Release: Men's Soccer Announces Six Newcomers in Class of 2020
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 31-21-8 (.574) 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.
The Crimson travels to Brown for a Friday night contest on the Ivy League Digital Network. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.