BOSTON – After opening Patriot League play with a 1-1 draw at Bucknell over the weekend, the Boston University men's soccer team will resume competition against the Ivy League with a visit to local rival Harvard Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. start time.
- BU (3-2-1) is 0-2-1 on the road this season with a pair of one-goal losses at Princeton and then-No. 8 Boston College.
- The Terriers are 1-1 against the Ivy League with a 2-0 home win over Brown with a matchup against Dartmouth taking place later in October.
- On Monday, BU garnered two Patriot League weekly awards for the first time this season after junior Anthony Viteri was named Offensive Player of the Week and senior Matt Gilbert was recognized as the Goalkeeper of the Week.
- Viteri was previously tabbed Midfielder of the Week and currently ranks 18th nationally in points per game (1.83) with a team-high five goals and one assist.
- Gilbert recorded a combined 15 saves in two games last week to improve his save percentage to 0.774 with a 1.14 goals against average.
- The Terriers avoided a shutout at Bucknell but were blanked in the first half for the first time this season.
- Freshman Jerry Ozor tallied all three of his assists this season last week and is second on the team behind sophomore Magnus Benediktsson with senior Mark Wadid next at two assists.
- The Terriers own a 16.2-12.0 advantage in shot attempts and have nearly doubled opponents in corners, 35-19.
- The Crimson (3-3-1) is coming off a three-game win road trip in which it claimed a 2-1 victory at Iona following a 6-2 loss at California and 3-1 defeat at then-No. 25 Stanford.
- Harvard is 2-1-1 at home this season following pair of wins over Villanova (2-1) and Washington (1-0) with a 1-0 loss to Seattle and 0-0 draw against Hofstra.
- Jake Freeman (2g,3a) owns a team-high seven points off 17 shots with Matthew Glass (2g,2a) close behind at six points despite posting just four shot attempts.
- Kyle Parks has played all 650 minutes at note with a .739 save percentage and 1.66 goals against average.
- Harvard is averaging 10.3 shots per game.
- LAST MEETING: Sept. 24, 2015 – @ BU 3, Harvard 0
- Viteri recorded a combined five points by scoring 44 seconds before the end of hte first half and 15 minutes into the second half ... Added an assist at 87:56.
- Harvard finished with a 15-14 advantage in shot attempts, but Gilbert recorded five saves for the shutout win.
- Harvard leads the all-time series, 24-15-7, but BU is 5-3-3 over the last 11 contests.
- The teams battled to their second-ever draw in the last meeting at Harvard in 2013 with the contest featuring a combined 29 shot attempts and 36 fouls ... Gilbert recorded two saves in the shutout.