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Sanner Scores Twice as No. 16 Men's Soccer Defeats Colgate 3-1

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/02/2010
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Sophomore Matt Sanner scored twice as No. 16 Princeton defeated Colgate in the final non-conference game of the season.
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HAMILTON, N.Y. (11/2/10) - The Ivy League co-Player of the Week Matt Sanner scored twice to lead the No. 16-ranked Princeton men's soccer team to a 3-1 win over Colgate on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Van Doren Field. With the win the Tigers improve to 11-3-1 overall winning their 10th consecutive game.

Junior Manny Sardinha and senior Brandon Busch provided the Tigers an offensive spark off the bench as both factored into Princeton's first goal just minutes after the pair checked into the game.

In the 38th minute, Sardinha launched a ball into the box and Busch settled the ball and flicked it towards Sanner in the middle of the box, who blasted it into the net.

Busch quickly made it 2-0 Princeton in the 40th minute when he splayed out to kick a cross into the box past keeper Chris Miller.

Mike Reidy cut the Princeton lead back to one in the 67th minute with help from Steven Miller.

Sanner tallied his second of the night in the 74th minute when he one-timed a pass from junior Antoine Hoppenot without a defender in sight.

Princeton outshot Colgate 15-10 and had eight shots on goal to the Raiders' three. The Tigers also had the edge in corner kicks, 5-1.

Lynch finished the game with two saves, both of which came in the first half within a minute of each other. The second save on a shot from Shane Conlin kept Colgate from taking the lead in a big time one-handed save from the Tigers' captain on a shot from eight yards out. It came less than a minute after he corralled a Steven Miller header.

Chris Miller made five stops on eight shots in less than 80 minutes for Colgate. Senior Max Revell came in to play the final 10 in his first appearance of the season but did not have to make a save.

Princeton hosts Penn at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 6 to decide the 2010 Ivy League title. Both teams enter the match with 5-0 Ivy records. If the teams play to a tie, the title would remain up for grabs with one game to play. A win would clinch a share of the crown and give that winning team control of its own destiny heading into the final weekend of Ivy play.

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