Men's Soccer Featured in Princeton Packet
Tiger Men's Soccer Hungry for Ivy Crown
Justin Feil, Princeton Packet (9/3/14)
A lot of familiar faces returned in the preseason for the Princeton University men’s soccer team, but Jim Barlow sees a difference on them.
”I think the guys are hungry from two years in a row of being one game away from winning the league,” said the Tigers head coach who begins his 19th year at the helm. “I think they can feel this group has a lot of potential.”
Princeton finished last year 7-9-1 overall, but was 4-2-1 in the Ivy League. Penn went 5-1-1 for first and Harvard was 5-2. Princeton’s losses were to Penn and Harvard, each by one goal and the Tigers had all offseason to think about how close they came, and that motivation fueled them in preparing for this year.
”So far, so good,” Barlow said. “The guys came in fit, they came in pretty sharp. There are guys banged up, but we’re probably a little more healthy this year at this point. We’re optimistic. We think we have a good core group of senior leadership. We have a lot of experienced guys back.”