The Crimson is 1-1-1 in Ivy League action (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1987 men's soccer team that reached the NCAA final four, hosting Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Jordan Field. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Sophomore Philip Hausen leads Harvard with seven points, tallying two goals and three assists.
- Hausen is one of four Crimson players with two goals, senior Christian Sady, freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso, and sophomore Cornelius Bencsik also have two.
- Sady scored the game-winner in the 87th minute of a 2-1 road win over Yale (Sept. 30).
- Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks has started 11 of 12 matches, recording 57 saves.
Last Time Out
Harvard and Brown battled to a 1-1 tie on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Jordan Field. Freshman midfielder Sebastian Lindner-Liaw connected with Hausen in the 20th minute to give the Crimson the 1-0 advantage. The Bears scored the equalizer with nine minutes remaining in the first period. Parks played all 110 minutes, registering five saves.
Harvard is 2-7-3 on the season and 1-1-1 in Ivy League play, following a non-league win over Providence (Sept. 9) and a conference win over Yale (Sept. 30). Hausen leads the Crimson in overall points with seven, while sharing the team lead in goals with two. Senior Christian Sady, freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso and sophomore Cornelius Bencsik also have two goals on the season.
At 3-6-3 on the season, Princeton is coming off a 0-0 tie against No. 22 Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 14. Junior Jeremy Colvin is tied for second in the Ivy League recording, a team best, four goals for nine points. Sophomore Jacob Schachner has started 11 of 12 matches in net for the Tigers, recording 42 saves.
This will be the 92nd meeting between the two institutions with Harvard trailing the series, 41-42-8. Harvard won the last year's meeting by a 3-2 decision on Oct. 22, 2016.
The Class of 2021
Adding a talented group of six to the roster, Harvard men's soccer announced the incoming class of 2021 over the summer: Paolo Belloni-Urso, Cornelius Bencsik, Rory Conway, Fernando Docters, Matt Freese, and Sebastian Lindner-Liaw.
Full announcement: Men's Soccer Announces Class of 2021
Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-9-6 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
After leading Harvard on the field, Harvard men's soccer's Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu '17 was selected with the second pick of the third round in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Atlanta United FC. Wheeler-Omiunu was the eighth student-athlete in program history to be selected in the draft, and the first since 2013. He made his debut for the club in the US Open Cup first round.
At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer is in his fifth season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 36-22-8 record over four years. Each of Lehrer's teams have won at last four Ivy League games, with 17 players earning All-Ivy nods.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth 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 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 Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Harvard closes out a four-match home-stand on Saturday, Oct. 28, hosting Dartmouth at 4:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.