Men's Soccer Returns to the Pitch, Hosting No. 19/20 Dartmouth on Saturday

Men's Soccer Returns to the Pitch, Hosting No. 19/20 Dartmouth on Saturday

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Last meeting

Harvard vs. No. 19/20 Dartmouth
Oct. 28, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Jordan Field
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 Ivy League Network
Andy Towne, Ben Altsher
Harvard leads, 44-36-10
W 1-0 (Oct. 29, 2016)
W 1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Closing out a four-match home-stand, Harvard welcomes No. 19/20 Dartmouth to Jordan Field on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

The Opening Kickoff

  • Sophomore Philip Hausen leads Harvard with nine points, tallying three goals and three assists.
  • Senior Christian Sady is second in points with six, while freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso is third with five.  
  • Sady scored the game-winner in the 87th minute of a 2-1 road win over Yale (Sept. 30).
  • Belloni-Urso notched the game-winner in the 84th minute against Providence on Sept. 9.

Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a 1-1 tie against Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 21. Hausen scored the equalizer in the 84th minute off a corner kick. Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks played all 110 minutes, making eight saves.

Scouting Harvard
The Crimson is 2-7-4 on the season and 1-1-2 in Ivy League play, following a non-league win over Providence (Sept. 9) and a conference win over Yale (Sept. 30). Hausen leads Harvard with three goals and three assists for nine points. Senior Christian Sady is second in points with six, while freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso has five points.  Senior goalkeeper Kyle Park has started 12 of 13 matches in net, recording 65 saves.

Scouting No. 19/20 Dartmouth
At 9-3-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in the Ivy League, the Big Green is ranked No. 19 in the NCAA men's soccer RPI rankings and No. 20 in the United Soccer Coaches poll. Junior Noah Paravicini was recognized by Top Drawer Soccer for the week of Oct. 16-22. Paravicini scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 over Columbia on Oct. 21.

This will be the 91st meeting between the two institutions with Harvard leading the series, 44-36-10. Harvard won last year's meeting by a 1-0 decision on Oct. 29, 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-UrsoCornelius BencsikRory ConwayFernando DoctersMatt Freese, and Sebastian Lindner-Liaw.

Full announcement: Men's Soccer Announces Class of 2021

Freshman Perspective

Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-9-7 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.

What's Next?
Harvard returns to the pitch on Sunday Nov. 5, on the road, against Columbia at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.