PRINCETON, N.J. (10/18/12) - After two games on the road, the Princeton men's soccer team returns to Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium for Homecoming Weekend as the Tigers host Harvard on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
Princeton owns a 44-38-8 lead in the series that began in 1909 and has won the last three meetings with the Crimson.
The Tigers are looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss at Adelphi from Wednesday. The loss was just the second Princeton has had to a non-ranked opponent this season. Princeton is 5-5-2 overall and is one of three undefeated teams in the Ivy League. With a 1-0-2 mark the Tigers sit in third place in the standings, along with Dartmouth. The Sanner brothers are the teams leading scorers. Both have three goals apiece, while Thomas has a team-high five assists for 11 points and Matt has two helpers for eight points. Sophomore Cameron Porter chips in seven points on two goals and three assists. Junior goalkeeper Seth MacMillan has started eight of the last nine games and has a 0.82 goals against average and a .767 save percentage. Senior Max Gallin has made four starts including getting the nod for Wednesday's game. He has a 1.75 GAA and a .708 save percentage.
Harvard is coming off of its second win of the season, beating Boston University 2-1 in overtime. The Crimson also defeated Michigan State to sit with a 2-7-3 overall record. Harvard has yet to win an Ivy League game, with losses to Cornell (3-1) Brown (2-1 in OT) and a scoreless tie with Yale. With a 0-2-1 league mark, Harvard is in sixth place in the standings. Oliver White leads the team offensively with three goals. Zack wolfenzon has two goals and one assist for five points. Jake Freeman and Hiroki Kobayashi have scored twice each. Harvard utilizes a two-goalie system. Evan Mendez has started the last two games. He owns a 1.71 GAA and a .732 save percentage and was in goal for both of Harvard's wins. Joe Festa has a 1.50 GAA and a .714 save percentage.