The Crimson host Brown for its second game of a four-game home-stand on Saturday (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard returns to Ivy League action hosting Brown in the second game of a four-game home-stand on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Jordan Field. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Senior Christian Sady and freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso share the team lead with five points – each with two goals and an assist.
- Sophomore Philip Hausen also has five points with one goal and three assists.
- 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 10 of 11 matches, making 52 saves.
Last Time Out
Harvard dropped a non-league match to Boston College, 3-1, on Oct. 10. Sady recorded the lone Crimson goal on a penalty kick in the 75th minute. It was his second goal of the season and he currently has a share of the team lead. Parks started his 10th game in net for the Crimson, making five saves.
Harvard is a 2-7-2 on the season and 1-1 in Ivy League play, following a non-league win against Providence and a conference win over Yale. Belloni-Urso and Sady share the team lead with five points, each with two goals and an assist. Hausen also has a share of the lead in points, recording one goal and three assists for five points. Parks has started 10 of 11 matches in net, recording 52 saves including a career single-match best, 11, against No. 21 New Hampshire (Oct. 3).
At 6-3-1 on the season, Brown is coming off a non-league loss to Providence, 2-1, on Oct. 1. Junior Toby Howell is tied for second amongst the Ivy League leaders with four, including three game-winners. Senior Quinn English is second behind Howell, recording two goals and two assists for six points.
This will be the 92nd meeting between the two institutions with Harvard leading the series, 49-29-13. Harvard won the last two meetings by a 1-0 decision.
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 17-9-5 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.
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Harvard returns to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 21, hosting Princeton at 4:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.