Men’s Soccer Set for Home Opener Against Merrimack

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-4-0) is set to host its home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 24 against Merrimack (2-3-0). First kick is set for 7 p.m. at Jordan Field and the contest will be broadcast on ESPN+. 

How to Follow
Live Stream: ESPN+  |  International Portal
Live Stats: vs. Merrimack
Twitter: @harvardmsoccer 

What to Know

  • This will be the first ever meeting between the Harvard and Merrimack men's soccer programs.
  • Bobby Harraka has accumulated 24 saves in three outings while Oskar Nilsson totaled six saves in his career debut last week.
  • Alfred Perez and Martin Vician own the two tallies for the Crimson this season.
  • Harvard has not gone win-less in the first four games since Pieter Lehrer's first season in 2013. That year, the Crimson went 5-2 in Ivy play en route to a second-place finish. 

At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, returns for his seventh season at the head of the program. Prior to 2019, Lehrer had amassed a 42-44-12 overall record, going 20-15-5 in Ivy League play. Lehrer has also propelled the program to a top-three finish in three of six seasons. 

Up Next
Harvard is set to open up Ivy League play next Friday, Oct. 4 at Yale. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.