The No. 20 Dartmouth men’s soccer team travels to Cambridge, Mass., to take on Harvard in an afternoon match.
SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
Harvard enters the match coming off a 1-1 tie against Princeton over the weekend. Philip Hausen scored the lone goal for Harvard in the 84th minute to tie up the score, and neither team scored during the two overtime periods. Hausen leads the Crimson offense with three goals and three assists. Senior keeper Kyle Parks has protected the net this season with a .840 save percentage and goals against average of .90.
LAST TIME AGAINST HARVARD
In last October’s match against the Crimson, the Big Green fell 1-0 at home. Sam Brown scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute and took the win as Dartmouth’s offense was unable to find the back of the net.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 2-1 win over Columbia last weekend. Junior Eduvie Ikoba led the way with a goal in the 14th minute and took that lead into the half. Two minutes into the second period, junior Noah Paravicini scored a second goal and extended the lead. The Lions scored one goal in the 86th minute to cut the lead, but were unable to tie it up and Dartmouth came out with a win.
This is the second straight week the Big Green has been in the United Soccer Coaches Poll at No. 20 and they are still holding onto first place in the Ivy League. With three games remaining, Dartmouth is looking to win out and continue its strength in the RPI for seeding in the NCAA tournament.
GUARDING THE NET
Freshman keeper, Christopher Palacios, is holding down the fort for Dartmouth, boasting a .75 goals against average, where he is second in the conference, with a .679 save percentage and six shutouts.
The Big Green has two games remaining following Saturday’s matchup, they will host Cornell next Saturday at Burnham Field for Senior Day and will face Brown on the road to wrap up the season.