Tiger Men's Soccer Opens with a Loss at FDU, Hoping to Find Rhythm as It Hits Busy Stretch
Bill Alden, Town Topics
September 11, 2013
Jim Barlow knew that his Princeton University men's soccer team faced a stern test when it opened its season at Fairleigh Dickinson last Friday night.
FDU brought a 2-0 record into the clash along with the confidence of having advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Showing some opening night jitters, Princeton fell behind 2-0 some 40 minutes into the contest.
Tiger head coach Barlow acknowledged that digging an early hole was not the formula for success against the Knights.
"You need to get the first goal against a team like that," said Barlow, reflecting on the early deficit. "We couldn't find an answer for their center halfbacks, they were both 6'4 or 6'5, good in the air and athletic."
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