Men's Soccer Welcomes Princeton Saturday for Ivy Contest at Ohiri Field
Connor McCarthy and the Crimson welcome Princeton to Ohiri Field Saturday afternoon (Gil Talbot).
The Crimson men's soccer team continues its stretch of four consecutive home games as Harvard hosts Princeton at Ohiri Field.
Harvard heads into the weekend 2-9-1 overall and 0-3-0 in league play, while Princeton stands at 3-8-1 on the season and 0-3-0 in conference action.
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Live statistics and mobile device live statistics will be available for Saturday's game.
Harvard is looking to snap a two-game losing streak to the Tigers after falling the last two years by identical 2-1 scores. Overall, the Crimson owns a narrow 39-38-8 advantage in the all-time series which began in 1909. From 2002-2008, Harvard went 5-0-1 against Princeton.
The Crimson is looking to get back to .500 at home after falling to Brown, 1-0, last weekend. Harvard has two victories on its home turf this fall, having downed Northeastern and Massachusetts.
Brian Rogers (two goals), Zack Wolfenzon (one), Scott Prozeller (one) and Obiajulu Charles Agha (one) have tallied scores for Harvard. Rogers paces the team with 26 shots, including 14 on net, while Wolfenzon (14), Michael Innocenzi (11) and Ben Tsuda (10) have the most other attempts on the team.
Austin Harms and Brett Conrad have both started multiple games in net for the Crimson. Harms is 2-6 with two clean sheets and a 1.29 goals-against average, to go along with 27 saves. Conrad has recorded one shutout and made 10 saves. Conrad also owns a 1.07 goals-against mark.
Harvard is outshooting teams, 132-129, while opponents have an edge in corner kicks, 51-40, and goals, 15-5.
The Tigers are led offensively by Antoine Hoppenot (4-5-13) and Matt Sanner (6-0-12). Sanner has tallied three game-winning goals this fall, while Hoppenot has converted two penalty kicks. Cameron Porter has also contributed with three goals and one assist for seven points.
Max Gallin has started all 11 games he has appeared in and has earned one shutout. He also boasts a 1.90 goals-against mark and 34 saves.
Princeton has tallied 19 goals, while surrendering 25 on the season. The Tigers have an advantage in shots, 174-140, and corners by a wide margin, 81-52.
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Austin Harms is now 11 saves away from tying fifth all-time in saves in program history. In front of him is Steve Kidder '74 with 177 saves. In addition, with 18 clean sheets in his career, the government concentration out of Corona del Mar, Calif., remains just one shutout away from tying Chris Johnson '06 (19) for the Harvard program record. Harms has two clean sheets this season after recording three as a junior, seven as a sophomore and six as a freshman.
Harvard will remain home to host Dartmouth Oct. 29 and Colgate Nov. 1. The Crimson will then go on the road to visit Columbia Nov. 5, before closing out the regular season at home against Penn Nov. 12.