The Crimson is looking for its first win of 2014, but will have a tough test in Boston College on Tuesday. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Though it's had a tough go of it to start out 2014, the Harvard men's soccer team looks to rebound this week with a midweek showdown with crosstown rival Boston College. The Crimson (0-3) will host the Eagles (3-1-1) 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium for its first home game of the year.
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Last Time Out
The Crimson returns to Cambridge this week after a tough Saturday loss at St. John's. Not without its chances in the contest, including a goal from Kyle Henderson – his second of the season – Harvard stuck with the Red Storm for much of the game. But SJU managed to capitalize on its only two shots on goal in the game, sending in a pair of scores, one in each half.
Though three games, it's been a slate of close calls for the Crimson, which has lost by 2-0, 2-1 and 2-1 margins to start the year. Henderson has been a bright spot for Harvard in his senior campaign, knocking in the only two goals for the Crimson this season. Both Daniel Smith and Tim Schmoll have earned points on Henderson's tallies with assists against George Washington and St. John's, respectively. The Crimson has fired 42 shots, 21 of which have come directly on target this year.
Scouting Boston College
The Eagles suffered their first loss of the year last weekend against ACC foe Clemson in Newton. BC allowed goals in the 36th and 70th minutes to let the Tigers escape from the Bay State with their second win of the year. But prior to that, the Eagles drew Iona, 1-1, to open the year, followed by consecutive shutout victories over Fordham, Quinnipiac and Rhode Island, two of which came at Harvard's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
BC is led on the attack by a trio of scorers in Isaac Normeninu, Zeiko Lewis and Derrick Boateng. Normesinu holds the team lead with three goals, adding an assist for seven points, while Lewis and Boateng each have two goals and an assist to their names. The BC offense is averaging 1.60 goals per game, while giving up just .60 thanks to the tending of Alex Kapp and his three shutouts this season.
After the bout with Boston College, Harvard will remain at home for three more nonconference showdowns featuring Hartford, Manhattan and Northeastern.