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Men's Soccer Set for Battle with the Big Red

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 10/24/2012
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 Princeton (6-5-2, 2-0-2) at #17 Cornell (12-1, 3-1)
  Gametime Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.
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  Series Info Record: Princeton leads 49-35-13 (began 1908)
  Streak: 5, Princeton undefeated (3-0-2)
  Last Meeting: Tie 1-1 (10/30/11)
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PRINCETON, N.J. (10/24/12) - A pivotal Ivy League match awaits the Princeton men's soccer team when it travels to No. 17 Cornell for a 3 p.m., game on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Princeton leads the all-time series 49-35-13 since it began in 1908. The Tigers are undefeated in the last five meetings, with three wins and two ties. Cornell's last win in the series came in 2006.

Cornell will be the fifth ranked team Princeton has faced this season, while Cornell has played just one.

The Tigers are one of just two teams that remains undefeated in the Ivy League. Princeton is 2-0-2 in league play and 6-5-2 overall. Despite being undefeated in the league, Princeton sits in fourth place in the standings with eight points (3 points for a win, 1 for a tie). Brown holds down first place at 3-0-1 (10 pts), while Cornell and Dartmouth are both 3-1 (9 pts).

Princeton defeated Harvard 2-1 in double overtime last Saturday to improve to 2-0-2 in league play and 6-5-2 overall. Junior goalkeeper Seth MacMillan has a 5-2-2 record and has allowed just eight goals on 36 shots for a 0.83 GAA, 35th best in the country, and a .778 save percentage. Senior centerback Mark Linnville was named the GoPrincetonTigers Athlete of the Week this week as he scored a goal and assisted on the game winner against Harvard. Freshman Josh Miller was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for assisting on the game winner as well. At the top of the scoring column is the Sanner brothers. Freshman Thomas has 11 points on three goals and five assists. Senior Matt also has scored three times and adds two assists for eight points. Sophomore Cameron Porter is next with seven points on two goals and three assists.

Cornell is ranked No. 17 in the latest NSCAA poll with a 12-1 record. The Big Red suffered their first loss of the season last week at No. 18 Brown, a 2-0 game.The team has the top scoring offense in the country, averaging 2.92 goals per game. Senior Daniel Haber leads not only the team but the nation in scoring. He has scored 16 goals and adds seven assists for 39 points. Conor Goepel has 14 points on six goals and two assists. Tyler Regan and Nico Nissl contribute 12 and 10 points, respectively. Rick Pflasterer has been in goal for all but 13 minutes. He has made 25 saves on 36 shots for a 0.694 save percentage and an 0.86 goals against average.

 

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