Senior Christian Sady has appeared in six of seven matches (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening Ivy League play, Harvard faces rival Yale Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Connecticut. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Freshman Paulo Belloni-Urso and sophomore Philip Hausen share the team lead with three points.
- Belloni-Urso scored the game winning goal in the 84th minute in a 2-1 win against Providence (Sept. 9).
- Six Crimson players have one assist on the year.
- Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks has started six of seven matches in net, making 28 saves.
Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off a 2-0 loss on Tuesday Sept. 26. Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks recorded four saves in 80 minutes in net while freshman goalkeeper Matt Freese made his second appearance, playing 10 minutes with three saves.
Harvard is 1-5-1 on the season, with a win against Providence and a tie against Northeastern. Hausen and Belloni-Urso currently lead the Crimson with three points, each with one goal and an assist, while sophomore Matthew Glass and freshman Cornelius Bencsik have also scored.
At 3-4, Yale is coming off a 1-0 shut-out against Saint Joseph's on Sunday, Sept. 24. All three Bulldog victories have been shut-outs, blanking Howard (Sept. 3) and Hartford (Sept. 6). Junior Kyle Kenagy and sophomore John Leisman leads the team with four points, each with a pair of goals.
This will be the 104th meeting between the two rival institutions, with Harvard leading the series, 53-38-2. The two schools battled to a 3-3 draw last season on Oct. 1.
The Class of 2021
Adding a talented group of six to the roster, Harvard men's soccer announced the incoming class of 2021 over the summer: Paolo Belloni-Urso, Cornelius Bencsik, Rory Conway, Fernando Docters, Matt Freese, and Sebastian Lindner-Liaw.
Full announcement: Men's Soccer Announces Class of 2021
Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-8-4 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
After leading Harvard on the field, Harvard men's soccer's Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu '17 was selected with the second pick of the third round in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Atlanta United FC. Wheeler-Omiunu was the eighth student-athlete in program history to be selected in the draft, and the first since 2013. He made his debut for the club in the US Open Cup first round.
At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer is in his fifth season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 36-22-8 record over four years. Each of Lehrer's teams have won at last four Ivy League games, with 17 players earning All-Ivy nods.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth 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 Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Harvard breaks from league action, hosting New Hamsphire on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. The match will be broadcast on NESN and the Ivy League Network.