|Harvard at Stony Brook
Sept. 13, 2015
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium
Harvard leads, 2-0-1
W, 2-0 (Oct. 28, 2014)
Oliver White leads Harvard with two goals in 2015 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Playing away from the confines of Jordan Field for the first time in 2015, Harvard men's soccer travels to Long Island for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 13. The game will be broadcast live on AmericaEast.tv.
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Last Time Out
Harvard men's soccer fell to Connecticut Thursday afternoon, 2-1, after an 84th-minute goal put the Huskies on top. The Crimson moved to 0-2-1 with the result.
Oliver White scored for the second straight game, using his head to beat the Connecticut goalkeeper in the 83rd minute. Sam Brown was credited his second assist of the year on the play. Harvard led the Huskies in shots, 8-6, with all eight attempts at goal coming in the second half. The Crimson tied a season-high with nine corner kicks, as well.
Related Link: Men's Soccer Topped by Connecticut, 2-1
Player of the Week
Senior forward Oliver White was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 7 after his strong opening-weekend performance. The attacker from Belmont, Massachusetts put home his first goal of the season at the start of the second half against No. 23 SMU. Classmate Michael Klain's long throw-in found the head of White, who buried it past the Mustangs' goalkeeper. The tally put Harvard on top 2-1 at the time.
Preseason Best XI
In TopDrawerSoccer's Preseason Best XI list, defender Mark Ashby was named to the third team. The reigning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year was the only Ancient Eight student-athlete recognized on the list.
Scouting Stony Brook
The Seawolves are 1-2-1 to start 2015, recording their lone victory over Central Connecticut on Aug. 28. Martin Giordano, Martieon Watson and Serge Gamwanya have scored for Stony Brook, with Giordano leading the team with three points. Jason Orban has played every second in goal, recording two shutouts with a 1.42 goals-against average.
Seven newcomers will hit the field for the Crimson this year, five of which are freshmen. Joining the roster are Eduardo Cedeno, Cesar Farias, Bryce Ferguson, Matt Hatter, Jack Miler, Nathan Goldberg and Ibukun Omotowa.
Harvard heads to the west coast for a 7:30 p.m. PT contest with Seattle on Friday, Sept. 18 before taking on sixth-ranked Washington Sunday, Sept. 20 at noon PT. The latter contest can be seen on the Pac-12 Network.
A Year Ago
Harvard finished the 2014 season unbeaten in 13 of its last 14 outings, ending the season second in the Ivy League standings. Mark Ashby was named the Ancient Eight Defensive Player of the Year, Sam Brown earned Rookie of the Year honors, and four Crimson student-athletes earned first team All-Ivy selections.
Nine Harvard student-athletes return that tallied at least five points in 2014, led by senior Tim Schmoll's team-leading 12 points. Sophomore Christian Sady pitched in nine points- including a team-high five assists- and juniors Daniel Smith and Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu contributed seven apiece.
Lending a Hand
Last season a trio of freshmen led the squad in assists, dishing five apiece. Sam Brown, Nate Devine and Christian Sady ended 2014 tied for fifth in the Ivy League in assists, with Devine topping the conference in assists per game (0.38). Brown leads the 2015 Crimson squad with two assists.
On the Sidelines
Pieter Lehrer enters his third season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 19-14-5 record over two-plus years. Each of Lehrer's first two teams finished in the Ivy League top-three, with nine players earning All-Ivy nods.