The Crimson honors its senior class before Saturday's match against Penn (Harvard OAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Celebrating an outstanding senior class that has helped Harvard to 32 wins in four years, the Crimson closes out the 2017-18 season hosting Penn on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
The Opening Kickoff
- Harvard seniors Justin Crichlow, Nate Devine, Nathan Goldberg, Eric Gylling, Ibukun Omotowa, Kyle Parks, and Christian Sady have guided the Crimson to 32 wins in four years, including the program's fifth-most in a single season in 2014.
- The class of 2018 has combined to record 57 points, tallying 13 goals and 31 assists, and 138 saves in net.
- Sophomore Philip Hausen leads Harvard with nine points, tallying three goals and three assists.
- Sady is second in points with six, including scoring the game-winner in the 87th minute in a 2-1 road win over Yale on Sept. 30.
Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a, 6-0, loss against the top defensive team in the Ivy League, Columbia, on Sunday afternoon. Freshman goalkeeper Matt Freese made his second start of the season, first since Sept. 19 against Boston University, and made two saves.
The Crimson is 2-9-4 on the season and 1-3-2 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 13 of 15 matches in net, recording 76 saves.
Penn enters its final match of 2017 with a 3-12-1 overall record and 1-4-1 in Ivy League action. The Quakers are coming off an overtime 2-1 loss against Princeton on Saturday, Nov. 4. Senior Sam Wancowicz scored his third goal of the season in the 13th minute to put Penn on the scoreboard first.
This will be the 78th meeting between the two institutions with Harvard leading the series, 38-34-5. Harvard outscored Penn, 6-0, in its last meeting on Nov. 14, 2015.
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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.
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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
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