Men’s Soccer Flies West to Face Seattle and No. 9 Washington

Men’s Soccer Flies West to Face Seattle and No. 9 Washington

Matchup
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                  Harvard at Seattle
Sept. 18, 2015
10:30 p.m. EST
Championship Field
GoSeattleU.com
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First Meeting
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Harvard at No. 9 Washington
Sept. 20, 2015
3 p.m. EST
Husky Soccer Stadium
Pac-12 Network
Rich Burk, Cobi Jones
First Meeting
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Freeman tallied the game-winning strike over Stony Brook last week (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking its talents to the Northwest, Harvard men's soccer continues its five-game stretch on the road against Seattle on Friday at 10:30 p.m. EST and No. 9 Washington on Sunday, at 3 p.m EST. The contest against the Redhawks can be seen live on GoSeattleU.com while the matchup with the Huskies will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

Last Time Out
Kicking off a five-game road trip, Harvard picked up its first victory of the season, 2-1, over Stony Brook Sunday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Jake Freeman scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute, beating the Seawolves' goalkeeper with a left-footed shot from the top of the box after a feed from Tim Schmoll and Cesar Farias. The strike was his second of the season.

Philip Fleischman opened the scoring for the Crimson in the 27th minute, heading the ball across the goal line after Michael Klain's long throw-in. The goal was the first of the year for the senior.

Related Link: Freeman's Goal Sends Men's Soccer Past Stony Brook, 2-1

Scouting Harvard
The Crimson sports a 1-2-1 record on the season, including a 1-0 mark away from Jordan Field. Seniors Oliver White and Jake Freeman lead the squad with two goals apiece while classmate Michael Klain and sophomore Sam Brown have each recorded a pair of helpers to lead the Ivy League with 0.50 assists per game. Evan Mendez has played every second in goal, boasting a 1.42 goals-against average with 17 saves.

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

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.

Scouting Seattle
The Redhawks are 3-2-0 to start 2015 and have allowed only two goals against this season. Hamza Haddadi's five goals and 11 points rank 10th and 15th, respectively, in the country while goalkeeper Shane Haworth's .875 save percentage is good for 13th nationally.

Scouting No. 9 Washington
The Huskies are unbeaten through four games, tallying a 3-0-1 record. James Moberg leads Washington with two goals, both coming from the penalty spot. Washington is one of two teams in the country to not let in a goal, as Ryan Herman has been perfect in front of the net. The lone tie on the Huskies schedule came at the hand of Harvard's Ivy League foe, Penn. 

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.

Fresh Faces
Six 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 and Nathan Goldberg.

What's Next?
Harvard heads across town for a matchup with Boston University on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Harvard holds a 24-13-8 series advantage over the Terriers.

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.

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 20-14-5 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.