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Lehigh to Visit Women's Soccer Wednesday in Final Home Non-League Match

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/08/2012
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The Princeton women's soccer team will host Lehigh Wednesday at Roberts Stadium.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

Princeton (7-3-1) vs. Lehigh (2-10)
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at Roberts Stadium
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The Princeton women's soccer team will host its final non-league home game of the regular season this Wednesday when Patriot League rival Lehigh comes to Roberts Stadium for a 7 p.m. start.

Pregame notes:

• Princeton brings a five-match winning streak, its longest since 2008, into the contest. A Princeton win would give the Tigers their longest winning streak since 2007, when Princeton won seven straight.

• Princeton's five-match win streak is the longest for any Ivy League team this season.

• Princeton is 16-0-1 all-time against Lehigh. The teams have met annually since 2006, with the lone tie in the series occurring in 2009. Princeton has won the two matches since.

• The Tigers have a shutout streak of 13 games against Lehigh, with the last Mountain Hawk goal coming in 1994. The series, which began in Princeton's first varsity season of 1980, was on hiatus from 1982-92, in 1996 and from 2003-05.

• Lehigh, at 17 matches, is Princeton's third-most played non-conference opponent behind Rutgers (27) and Villanova (22).

• Lehigh will be playing its second Ivy League opponent of the season. The Mountain Hawks knocked off Columbia 2-1 in double overtime in Bethlehem on Oct. 1.

• Junior Murphee Greeley has three of Lehigh's 10 goals this season to lead the team. Junior Ali Griffin has played the whole of the last three games in net, giving her a GAA this season of 0.90 in 298 minutes and an 0-3 record. Griffin is one of three keepers the Mountain Hawks have used this season.

• The Mountain Hawks have one Mercer County native on the team in junior Katie Gavalchin from Robbinsville, N.J., an alumna of Notre Dame High.

• Though senior Jen Hoy leads Princeton and the Ivy League with 11 goals, the number of Tigers to score a goal this season rose to 10 with Saturday's win over Brown, as sophomore Lynessa McGee scored her first career goal and senior Rachel Sheehy had her first of the season.

• Senior Claire Pinciaro has started the last four games in net for Princeton and has a GAA of 1.32 with a 6-1 record.

• Saturday's shutout was Pinciaro's third complete-game clean sheet of the season and her first since shutting out Saint Joseph's and Temple back-to-back on Sept. 7 and 9.

• Over the last four games, Pinciaro has a GAA of 0.56, having given up just one goal apiece to Yale and Dartmouth. In addition to the Brown shutout, she played a scoreless half at Saint Peter's.

• Entering the week, Princeton leads the Ivy League in points (80), goals (27), goals per game (2.45), assists (26) and assists per game (2.36). Jen Hoy is the Ivy League leader in points (23), points per game (2.09), goals (11) and goals per game (1.00). Sophomore Jessica Haley co-leads the Ivy in assists, with five.







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