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Final Road Game Ahead for Men's Soccer
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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 11/04/2011

Princeton at Penn
Gametime: Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
2011 Records: Princeton (5-8-2, 1-3-1 Ivy), Penn (6-7-2, 1-4 Ivy)
Series Began: 1915
Series Record: Penn leads 47-42-10
Series Streak: Princeton unbeaten in last four
Last Meeting: Princeton won 2-1 (11/6/10)

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PRINCETON, N.J. (11/4/11) - The Princeton men's soccer plays its final road game of the season when it travels to Penn on Saturday, Nov. 5 for a 7 p.m., game at Rhodes Field.

The game will be web streamed on GoPrincetonTigers.tv for subscribers, and fans can follow live stats free of charge.

Penn holds a slight lead in the 96 year series, 47-42-10. Princeton is unbeaten in the last four games, 3-0-1. Penn's last win in the series came in the final game of the 2006 season with a 1-0 overtime victory. The Tigers took a 2-1 game at home last year, that gave Princeton the Ivy League title.

Princeton is unbeaten in its last three games going 2-0-1 with wins over Harvard and Lehigh and a tie to Cornell. The Tigers are 5-8-2 overall and 1-3-1 in the Ivy League. Junior Matt Sanner leads the team in scoring with seven goals for 14 points with four game winners. Senior Antoine Hoppenot has a team-leading five assists to go along with four goals for 13 points. Freshman Cameron Porter adds 12 points on five goals and two helpers. Sophomore Seth MacMillan has started the last two games in goal and has made eight saves on 12 shots for a 1.07 goals against average and a .667 save percentage. Junior Max Gallin has made 12 starts and has a 1.98 GAA and a .593 save percentage.

Penn enters the game with a 6-7-2 overall record and is in seventh place in the Ivy League standings with a 1-4 mark. Senior Christian Barreiro leads the team in scoring with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. Rookie Duke Lacroix has 12 points on five goals and two assists and sophomore Stephen Baker has 10 points on four goals and two helpers and has scored half of his team's game-winning goals. Freshman Max Kurtzman has started in goal in 14 games and has made 41 saves on 58 shots for a 1.17 GAA and a .707 save percentage. Tyler Kinn has seen limited action but has four saves on five shots in 92 minutes.

LAST TIME WE MET...

The No. 16-ranked Tigers earned a 2-1 win over No. 13 Penn in a battle of the undefeated conference teams on Saturday, Nov. 6 on Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium giving Princeton the 2010 Ivy League title, its first since 2001.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when senior defender Benjamin Burton scored on a header. Senior Teddy Schneider took a corner kick that sailed into box and sophomore Lester Nare flicked a shot towards the net that was redirected by the head of Burton and into the goal.

Junior Antoine Hoppenot gave Princeton a 2-0 lead in the 71st minute. Hoppenot had the ball on the right flank and sent it in the middle to junior Manny Sardinha. Sardinha feed it forward to senior Josh Walburn who sent it back to Hoppenot. Hoppenot broke by his defender and blasted the shot to the right of keeper Ben Berg.

With less than five minutes to play Penn finally was able to get one past Princeton's stingy defense when Thomas Brandt scored in the 86th minute. Christian Barriero set up Brandt for the score to keep the Tigers on their toes in the waning minutes.

Berg finished the game with six saves while Sean Lynch stopped two shots for Princeton.

 

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