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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Menís Soccer Makes Final Road Trip of 2012 to Harvard Saturday

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/01/2012
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NEW YORK - The Columbia men's soccer team will hit the road for the final time this season, visiting Harvard Saturday. Kickoff at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

Columbia has had the last week off from competition after a midweek matchup against Adelphi was canceled due to the inclement weather in the northeast. The Lions are coming off a 1-1 tie on the road at Yale on Oct. 27. Henning Sauerbier scored early on for Columbia, but a second half strike by the Bulldogs pushed the game to a draw.

With Saturday's goal, Sauerbier joined Nick Scott as the only two Columbia players with multiple goals this season. Both players have assisted on another tally this year and are tied with Kofi Agyapong (1-3-5) with a team-high five points.

The Crimson enter Saturday's contest still in search of its first Ivy League victory. Since opening Ivy League play with a 0-0 tie at home against Yale, Harvard has dropped four consecutive conference matches. Harvard's only two wins this season have come against Michigan State on Sept. 7 and at Boston University on Oct. 16.

Zack Wolfenzon, Jake Freeman and Oliver White have each tallied three goals this season to pace Harvard. Wolfenzon has added an assist to lead the Crimson with seven points.

Joe Festa and Evan Mendez have split time in net for Harvard, combining for a 1.71 goals-against average. Kyle Jackson is just 40 minutes shy of eclipsing 1,000 on the season for Columbia. The first-year has made 47 saves and has a .810 save percentage to go with a 1.03 GAA.

Columbia and Harvard have met on the pitch 62 times dating back to 1905. The Crimson holds the all-time series lead, 32-22-5, but the Lions have won each of the last two meetings by one goal. 

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