Harvard is unbeaten over its last seven contests (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking the field for the fifth time in Ivy play, Harvard men's soccer travels to Dartmouth for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 29. The contest will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Last Time Out
With 4:27 remaining in the second overtime period, junior Eric Gylling tallied the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Sam Brown to lead the Harvard men's soccer team (9-3-2) to a 2-1 win over New Hampshire (11-5-0) at Bremner Field.
Brown's cross from the left corner flag deflected off a UNH defender to Gylling, who got enough on his shot to cross the goal line and help the Crimson extend its unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1). For Gylling, it was his third straight game with the game-winning goal.
Harvard checked in at No. 35 in the Oct. 24 RPI update. Harvard holds a 4-2-1 record against the top-50 in the rankings, including a 2-1-1 mark versus the top-25. The Crimson's top win came Sept. 11 when the Crimson topped Washington, 1-0.
Junior Eric Gylling has tallied game-winning goals in three-straight contests, netting goals against Brown (Oct. 14), Princeton (Oct. 22) and New Hampshire (Oct. 25). The trio of goals were the first of the Sacramento native's career.
Player of the Week
Pushing Harvard's unbeaten streak to six games with three shutouts in a row, junior goalkeeper Kyle Parks has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16. The weekly honor is the first of Parks' career.
Parks recorded back-to-back shutouts against Boston College and Brown, extending his shutout streak to a career-best 293 minutes. Parks spotless record kept Harvard tied for first in the league at 2-0-1, making four saves in each contest. The win over BC was Parks' second shutout against a top-25 team in the RPI, as he also stopped Washington Sept. 11.
The Crimson squad is off to a 9-3-2 start, and is 3-0-1 in Ivy play. Senior Jake Freeman leads the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists, while junior Christian Sady and freshman Matthew Glass have pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Junior Kyle Parks has seen every minute between the posts, recording a 1.30 goals-against average over 14 starts with five shutouts.
Setting a new career-best, junior Kyle Parks posted a 303-minute scoreless streak that spanned five games from Oct. 1-22. The keeper shut out three-consecutive opponents in Cornell, Boston College and Brown.
Rookie of the Week
Freshman midfielder Taner Dogan, of the Harvard men's soccer team, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Oct. 17-23, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Dogan scored for the second time in three games, opening the scoring against Princeton after he volleyed home a long throw-in from junior Justin Crichlow. The goal, which was the second of Dogan's career, helped push the Crimson's unbeaten streak to seven games.
The award is Harvard's third of the season, as Matthew Glass earned the award twice (Sept. 6, Oct. 3)
Dartmouth is 5-3-5 on the season, including a 3-0-1 record in the Ivy League. Tied for first with Harvard, the Big Green offense is led by Noah Paravicini and Justin Donawa, who have each talled three goals and eight points. In goal, James Hickok has started 12 games, posting a 0.76 goals-against average with three shutouts.
The Crimson leads the all-time series with Dartmouth, 43-36-10, with each of the past two meetings going to overtime.
Golden Boot Race
Senior Jake Freeman is second in the Ivy League with 19 points, just behind of Princeton's Greg Seifert (21). Freeman is third in the league with seven goals, while junior Christian Sady is tied for fourth in the league with 11 points.
Since the start of the 2013 season, Harvard holds a 18-4-2 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, and the team is 5-0-1 in October this year.
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.
Form a Wall
Junior goalkeeper Kyle Parks is first in the Ivy League with 58 saves on the season. The netminder has recorded five shutouts on the season, blanking Hofstra, Washington, Cornell, Boston College and Brown.
Harvard has tallied a 5-1-1 record against Boston-area schools since the beginning of the 2014 season. During that span, Harvard has tallied three 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 35-21-8 (.609) 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 hosts Columbia for Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.