The Crimson opens a four-game home-stand with Boston College Tuesday (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard opens a four-game home-stand with Boston College at Jordan Field on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. The match will be broadcast on NESN and the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Sophomore Philip Hausen and freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso lead the Crimson with five points.
- Hausen has recorded an assist in the last two of the last three matches and currently leads the team with three.
- Senior Christian Sady scored the game-winner in the 87th minute of a 2-1 road win over Yale (Sept. 30).
- Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks has started nine of 10 matches, making 47 saves.
Last Time Out
Harvard dropped back to .500 in Ivy League play following a 1-0 loss at Cornell on Oct. 7. Parks started his ninth game in net for the Crimson, making seven saves. Belloni-Urso and Hausen led the way with two shots, including one shot on net.
Harvard is a 2-6-2 on the season, following a non-league win against Providence and a conference win over rival, Yale. Belloni-Urso and Hausen currently lead the Crimson with five points while Hausen sits on top dishing out three assists. Parks has started nine of 10 matches in net, recording 47 saves, including a career single-match best, 11, against No. 21 New Hampshire (Oct. 3).
Scouting Boston College
At 3-8-0, Boston College is coming off a four-game skid following back-to-back 1-0 losses to Virginia Tech (Sept. 29) and Virginia (Oct. 6). Junior Simon Enstrom, who started all 11 matches, leads the Eagles with five goals and 12 points on the season. Callum Johnson, Beto Luna, Heidar Aegisson and Younes Boudadi all have five points.
This will be the 26th meeting between the two institutions with Boston College leading the series 11-9-5. Harvard has won the last two meetings, including a 2-0 decision on Oct. 11, 2016.
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 17-8-5 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 returns Ivy League play on Saturday, Oct. 14 hosting Brown at 7 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.