Providence, RI- The No. 19 Brown University men's soccer team hosts Ivy League foe Harvard at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Stevenson Field. The Bears enter the weekend 8-1-2 overall with a 1-0-1 mark in the league, while Harvard, 1-6-3 overall and 0-1-1 in the league, is still searching for its first Ivy win of the season.
The Bears are coming off of a 1-1 tie this past weekend at Princeton. The teams battled into overtime, but were unable to resolve the draw and are now in a two-way tie for second place in the Ivy League. Brown freshman Tim Whalen (Amston, CT) scored his second goal of the season at Princeton, and goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) picked up five saves.
Harvard is coming off a 3-1 loss to No. 16 Cornell at Soldiers Field last week. The Big Red and Crimson were tied 1-1 at the half, after a goal scored by rookie Oliver White, but goals in the 63rd and 76th minute gave Cornell the two-goal victory.
Last season, Brown topped Harvard 1-0 at Cambridge earning its first victory over the Crimson since 2007. Harvard leads the all-time series 46-28-12, and holds a 2-1-1 record in the last four matchups.
Brown senior Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY) continues to lead the team with a team-high eight points on three goals and two assists. Junior forward Voltaire Escalona leads the team in assists with four and has six points on the year, and senior forward Bobby Belair has combined for five points on two goals and an assist.
Kernan-Schloss has tallied 23 saves this season and has helped Brown to six shutout victories. Also helping the Bears to the nation's fourth-best shutout percentage at 0.64 is 2011 All-Ivy defender Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL).
After Saturday's game, the Bears will travel to Boston College on Tuesday, October 16th for an out-of-league competition.