Harvard is unbeaten over its last seven contests (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final stretch of the regular season, Harvard men's soccer closes its non-conference slate on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with a trip to New Hampshire. The 7 p.m. kickoff will be broadcast on AmericaEast.tv.
Last Time Out
Pushing its unbeaten streak to seven games, Harvard men's soccer used a trio of first half goals to top Princeton, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Stadium. Harvard improved to 8-3-2 on the season, including a 3-0-1 first place mark in the Ivy League, while Princeton dropped to 6-7-1 with a 0-3-1 record in conference play.
Freshman Taner Dogan, senior Jake Freeman and junior Eric Gylling found the back of the net for the Crimson, while Freeman and junior Justin Crichlow were credited assists. Junior Kyle Parks made three saves in goal to earn his eighth win of the season.
Harvard checked in at No. 35 in the Oct. 24 RPI update. Harvard holds a 3-2-1 record against the top-50 in the rankings, including a 2-1-1 mark versus the top-25. The Crimson's top win came Sept. 11 when the Crimson topped Washington, 1-0.
Player of the Week
Pushing Harvard's unbeaten streak to six games with three shutouts in a row, junior goalkeeper Kyle Parks has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16. The weekly honor is the first of Parks' career.
Parks recorded back-to-back shutouts against Boston College and Brown, extending his shutout streak to a career-best 293 minutes. Parks spotless record kept Harvard tied for first in the league at 2-0-1, making four saves in each contest. The win over BC was Parks' second shutout against a top-25 team in the RPI, as he also stopped Washington Sept. 11.
The Crimson squad is off to a 8-3-2 start, and is 3-0-1 in Ivy play. Senior Jake Freeman leads the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists, while junior Christian Sady and freshman Matthew Glass have pitched in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Junior Kyle Parks has seen every minute between the posts, recording a 1.34 goals-against average over 13 starts with five shutouts.
Setting a new career-best, junior Kyle Parks posted a 303-minute scoreless streak that spanned five games from Oct. 1-22. The keeper shut out three-consecutive opponents in Cornell, Boston College and Brown.
Rookie of the Week
Matthew Glass was announced as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on October 3 after a two-goal week against Boston University and Yale.
Glass scored in back-to-back games, extending his points streak to four games. On Tuesday against Boston University, the Sacramento, California native slotted home the third Crimson goal of the game to seal the win, and he followed the performance with a go-ahead goal in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Yale.
The award was his second of the season, as he was also named Rookie of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 4.
Scouting New Hampshire
The Wildcats are 11-4 on the season with a 3-2 mark in America East play. Slotted at No. 28 in the most recent RPI update, New Hampshire is led by Chris Arling on the offensive end with 12 goals and 25 points. Andrew Pesci holds a 0.93 goals-against average with five shutouts over 15 starts.
The Crimson leads the all-time series with New Hamsphire, 6-2, and have won three-straight meetings.
Golden Boot Race
Senior Jake Freeman is second in the Ivy League with 19 points, just behind of Princeton's Greg Seifert (21). Freeman is third in the league with seven goals, while junior Christian Sady is tied for fourth in the league with 11 points.
Since the start of the 2013 season, Harvard holds a 17-4-2 record in the month of October. The Crimson posted a 6-2 mark a year ago in the Halloween month, including three wins over Ancient Eight foes, and the team is 4-0-1 in October this year.
Junior Eric Gylling tallied game-winning goals in back-to-back Ivy contests, netting goals against Brown and Princeton. The pair of goals were the first of the Sacramento native's career.
Against the PAC
With Harvard's 1-0 shutout victory over Washington Sept. 11, the Crimson earned its second win over a Pac-12 school in program history. The first came Sept. 4, 2010 when Harvard topped Stanford, 2-1.
Form a Wall
Junior goalkeeper Kyle Parks is first in the Ivy League with 58 saves on the season. The netminder has recorded five shutouts on the season, blanking Hofstra, Washington, Cornell, Boston College and Brown.
Harvard has tallied a 5-1-1 record against Boston-area schools since the beginning of the 2014 season. During that span, Harvard has tallied three wins over Boston College, one victory versus Northeastern and a win and tie against Boston University.
Home Field Advantage
Jordan Field and Ohiri Field have been difficult places for visiting teams to take the field, with Harvard holding a 17-5-3 record at home since the start of the 2013-14 season.
In the PDL
A quintet of Crimson student-athletes spent the summer in the Premier Development League: Sam Brown (Portland Timbers U-23), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (Seattle Sounders U-23), Daniel Smith (Seattle Sounders U-23), Mark Ashby (FC Dallas Academy) and Christian Sady (New England Revolution U-23).
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth 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. The ILDN is also available on Apple TV and Roku. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
In May, Harvard announced six newcomers as the class of 2020: Taner Dogan, Matthew Glass, Philip Hausen, Landon Plunkett, Joel Serugo and Asa Silverman. The group joins Harvard from California, Texas and Missouri.
Full Release: Men's Soccer Announces Six Newcomers in Class of 2020
At the Helm
Pieter Lehrer is in his fourth season as the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer in 2015, tallying a 34-21-8 (.603) record over three-plus years. Each of Lehrer's teams has finished in the top-three of the conference standings, with 17 players earning All-Ivy nods.
The Crimson travels to Dartmouth for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 29. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.