Harvard looks for its fourth consecutive win at home on Tuesday. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Riding a three-game win streak following a perfect week at home, the Harvard men's soccer team looks to continue its torrent Tuesday with a showdown with Northeastern. The Crimson (3-3) hosts the Huskies (2-5) at 7 p.m. at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
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High Flyin' Crimson
After tallying just two goals over its first three contests, the Harvard attack has really come on of late. The Crimson has put together an impressive offensive performance, reeling off 10 goals over the last three games at home.
After defeating Boston College in overtime, 3-2, Hartford, 4-1, and Manhattan, 3-0, the Crimson owns the most potent attack in the Ivy League. With its combination of fluid passing and success on set pieces, Harvard is scoring a League-best 6.17 points per game, reeling off 12 goals (2.00 per contest) with 13 assists (2.17 per game).
Last Time Out
After downing BC on Tuesday and handling Hartford on Friday, Harvard took care of Manhattan, 3-0, on Sunday. The Crimson and Jaspers battled to a scoreless first half, but home side held much of the momentum and took 14 shots in the opening half. Just a few minutes into the second, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu connected on his first collegiate goal to put the Crimson up 1-0, before the Ivy League Rookie of the Week and the Ivy League Player of the Week, Sam Brown and Mark Ashby, connected on a free kick that ended in Ashby's second goal off a header in as many games. Junior Jake Freeman bolted the door late in the contest with an impressive effort off his own rebounded shot to make it 3-0.
Junior keeper Evan Mendez sat between the pipes for more than 73 minutes of shutout action, totaling six saves, before Joe Festa entered the game for cleanup duties to combine for the clean sheet – Harvard's first of the year.
The Huskies enter the midweek showdown holding a 2-5 record to open 2014. After opening its season with a solid, 1-0, victory over New Hampshire at Parsons Field, the Huskies have since dropped five of six, including a three game scoreless stretch versus Hartford, VCU and Old Dominion. The Huskies rebounded with a 2-1 overtime win over UMass Lowell back in Brookline, but recently fell to Boston University, 2-1, and Providence, 3-1.
Leading the charge is Brad Fountain with his pair of scores on the season. Simon Cox, Ackim Mpofu and Frantzdy Pierrot all have tallied a score for the Red and Black, while Daniel Arvidsson, Nick Goo and Mike Lobben have helped out with assists.
Jonathan Thuresson and Dylan Faber have split time in goal, with Thuresson garnering much of the minutes. The freshman has allowed just six goals and has made 15 saves on the year to pick up a 2-3 record, including the 1-0 whitewash versus UNH to open the season.
After squaring off with NU, the Crimson return to the field on Friday to take on UMass in Amherst at 3:30 p.m.