Men's Soccer Heads to Harvard on Saturday
NEW YORK -- The Columbia University men's soccer team heads north to battle Harvard in another Ivy League match on Saturday, Nov. 6. The Lions enter the match in a tie for sixth place in the conference with Yale, while the Crimson are a spot ahead in fifth.
Columbia is coming off a 3-0 loss at the hands of Adelphi in its final non-conference match of the year on Wednesday, while Harvard has lost three straight 2-1 decisions and is winless in its last five. The Lions have not defeated the Crimson since taking a 2-0 decision on Nov. 8, 2003. Harvard has won the last five meetings between the two schools, including last year's overtime win at Columbia Soccer Stadium.
Harvard (4-6-5, 1-2-2 Ivy) is led offensively by Brian Rogers, who has a team-best nine points on four goals and an assist. Scott Prozeller has three goals and an assist for seven points. Austin Harms has started 12 matches at goalkeeper for the Crimson and has a 1.16 goals-against average. Most recently, Harvard lost to Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. after the Big Green scored consecutive goals just 1:03 apart from one another to erase the Crimson's 1-0 lead.
The Lions are led offensively by first-year Henning Sauerbier, who ranks second amongst all newcomers with four goals (Stephen Baker of Penn has 8). Sauerbier also paces the squad with 10 points (4G, 2A). Senior Bayo Adafin and junior Francois Anderson are tied for second on the team with eight points.
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