Tribe, Tigers to Meet Sunday Afternoon at Roberts Stadium
After three straight road games, the Princeton women's soccer team will return home for a Sunday game at 1 p.m. against William & Mary at Roberts Stadium. Here are the Tiger tidbits for the matchup with the Tribe:
If you're attending: Lots 16, 20, 23, 32 and the parking garage, labeled on this map, will be available for spectator parking. Walk past the tennis courts to Roberts Stadium. Admission is free.
|Princeton||Head to Head: Princeton vs. William & Mary
||William & Mary|
|NCAA Second Round||Postseason 2012||N/A
||Goals Per Game||1.15|
|Tyler Lussi (4)
||Leading Scorer||Emory Camper (4)
|Darcy Hargadon (3-1-1 W-L-T, 0.96 GAA)
||Top Goalkeeper||Caroline Casey (3-1-3 W-L-T, 0.64 GAA)
|1-5-0||All-Time Record vs. Opponent||5-1-0|
|2001||Last Win vs. Opponent||2011|
On William & Mary: The Tribe were shut out for the first time this season Friday night at home against Penn, going 110 minutes against the Tigers' Ivy League rivals. It was the fifth overtime game in seven contests for the Tribe, who have had six of their seven matches decided by one goal or end in a tie. Junior Emory Camper has four of the team's nine goals while five of her teammates have split the other five. Sophomore Caroline Casey has spent every minute in goal, earning two shutouts.
William, Mary & Julie: Princeton coach Julie Shackford is a William & Mary alumna, having made the NCAA tournament with the Tribe in all four of her seasons including a run to the 1987 national quarterfinals as a senior. Shackford was a three-time NSCAA All-America with the Tribe, including a first-team honor in 1987. She was a two-time all-region honoree and was inducted into the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.
At a premium: Each goal figures to be a major turning point in Sunday's matchup. After scoring five goals over the season's first two games, Princeton has scored two goals over the last three contests. In its four games since the calendar flipped to September, William & Mary has scored four goals.
Locals: Tribe sophomore Nicole Baxter is an alumna of The Pennington School in nearby Pennington, N.J. She's one of two New Jerseyans on the Tribe roster, along with classmate Katie Johnston (Haddonfield).
Until we meet again: Princeton and William & Mary have held their first six meetings in the 22 seasons since the teams' first game in 1991. The Tribe came to Princeton in 1991 and 2001, with Princeton's only win in the series coming in 2001. The teams met in Williamsburg in 1992, 2002, 2006 and 2011.
A good start: Princeton's 3-1-1 start is its best record through five games since 2008. A win would keep that going, as the Tigers started 7-1-1 on their way to an Ivy title.
Common foes: Seton Hall, Penn and Rutgers are the only common opponents to Princeton and William & Mary this season. William & Mary beat Seton Hall 1-0 on Sept. 6 while the Tigers tied the Pirates 0-0 a week later. The Tigers lost 5-1 to the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway last Sunday while the Tribe tied Rutgers 1-1 in Virginia on Sept. 8. Penn and the Tribe tied 0-0 Friday night, while the Tigers and Quakers will meet in the regular-season finale on Nov. 8.On the Tigers: All seven of Princeton's goals have been scored by either Lauren Lazo or Tyler Lussi. Lazo entered the season as Princeton's leading returning scorer after having put 11 in the net last year, while Lussi's four goals represent a strong start to the rookie's career.
More Lussi: It's a long way from season's end, but if Tyler Lussi finishes the season as the team's leading scorer, she'd be the first Tiger freshman to lead the team in scoring since Jen Hoy '13 in 2009. Lussi, who has already won an Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor this season, came off the bench in her first four games before getting a start last time out against Saint Joseph's.
Rookies: Six of the eight freshman field players have seen action in at least two of the first five games, and two have been starters with Nicole Loncar and Fiona McKenna joining the opening 11 each time.
Shutouts: Princeton saw its shutout streak to open the season snapped at Rutgers at the 319:59 mark, the fourth-longest shutout streak to start a season in program history. It was the longest since 2001, which was the last team to shut out its first opponent. That team went on to post zeroes in the first five games.
More shutouts: When one streak ends, another one can begin. Princeton's current shutout streak stands at 102:20 including the last 12:20 of the Rutgers game and Tuesday's shutout of Saint Joseph's.
Going dancing: Princeton advanced to the NCAA tournament last season for the eighth time under head coach Julie Shackford and won a postseason game away from Princeton for the first time in program history. The Tigers won at West Virginia, beating the Mountaineers 2-1 for their first NCAA tournament victory since 2004.
Between the posts: Princeton junior goalkeeper Darcy Hargadon is in her first year as the starter and had just one start, as a freshman, prior to this season. She has authored shutouts in four of her first five contests this season.
Up next: After heading to Philadelphia last Tuesday, the Tigers will head to the Bronx this Tuesday to take on Fordham at 7 p.m. The Rams are 2-4-2 overall on the season but will enter the Princeton match having gone 2-1-1 in their last four after an 0-3-1 start. Princeton and Fordham have never met in women's soccer.