Men’s Soccer Set for Ivy League Opener at Yale

soccer player winding up to kick the ball
photo credit Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team (0-4-1, 0-0-0 Ivy) is set to play Yale (5-0-2, 0-0-0 Ivy) for the 106th time this coming Friday in New Haven. For the last three weeks, the Bulldogs have received a steady stream of votes in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, however they will have to contend with a Crimson team that is unbeaten in its last five matchups with the hosts. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+ and is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. 

How to Follow
Live Stream: ESPN+
Live Stats: at Yale
Twitter: @harvardmsoccer 

What to Know

  • Harvard leads 55-38-12 all-time against Yale and is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings.
  • Duncan Sutherland led the roster with three points against Merrimack last week with a goal and an assist.
  • Oskar Nilsson posted 10 saves in his last outing, the most for a Harvard goalie since Oct. 2017.
  • Harvard boasts seven international players on its roster, five of which have made at least one start this season.
  • More than half of Harvard's shots have been put on target this season (.542) as compared with opponents who have a combined .414 accuracy rate. 

At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, returns for his seventh season at the head of the program. Prior to 2019, Lehrer had amassed a 42-44-12 overall record, going 20-15-5 in Ivy League play. Lehrer has also propelled the program to a top-three finish in three of six seasons. 

Up Next
Harvard will return to non-conference action next Tuesday, Oct. 8, taking on UMass Lowell at 7 p.m.