CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team closes out its road schedule against No. 25 Columbia at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Sophomore Philip Hausen leads Harvard with nine points, tallying three goals and three assists.
- Senior Christian Sady is second in points with six, while freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso is third with five.
- Sady scored the game-winner in the 87th minute of a 2-1 road win over Yale (Sept. 30).
- Belloni-Urso notched the game-winner in the 84th minute against Providence on Sept. 9.
Last Time Out
Harvard kept the 10th-best scoring offense in Division I, No. 19/20 Dartmouth, off the scoreboard for 89 minutes before allowing the game-winner with 31 seconds remaining in the match. Senior goalkeeper Kyle Parks tied his career single-match high, recording 11 saves against the Big Green.
The Crimson is 2-8-4 on the season and 1-2-2 in Ivy League play, following a non-league win over Providence (Sept. 9) and a conference win over Yale (Sept. 30). Hausen leads Harvard with three goals and three assists for nine points. Senior Christian Sady is second in points with six, while freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso has five points. Senior goalkeeper Kyle Park has started 12 of 13 matches in net, recording 76 saves.
Scouting No. 25 Columbia
Columbia climbed back into the NCAA rankings at No. 25 following a 3-0 shut-out against Sacred Heart on Nov. 1. At 9-2-3 on the season and 3-1-1 in league play, the Lions have recorded eight shut-outs, and outscored opponents 16-0 in those eight matches. Arthur Bosus lead Columbia with seven goals and five assists for 19 points.
This will be the 67th meeting between the two institutions with Harvard leading the series, 38-23-5. Harvard outscored Columbia, 5-0, in the its last three meetings.
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 17-10-7 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 concludes the 2017 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 11 hosting Penn at 4 p.m. at Jordan Field. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.