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September 3, 2012

Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Week 2

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Looks can be deceiving. Despite the Ivy League's 5-6-1 record after week one of the 2012 men's soccer season, the Ancient Eight acquitted itself well against tough opponents.

Brown, Cornell and Princeton all remain undefeated on the season. The 22nd-ranked Bears (1-0-0) defeated in-state rival Rhode Island, 1-0, and Cornell swept its west coast trip, taking down Cal State Fullerton, 2-1, and Loyola Marymount, 2-0, to open its season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2007, when it started 3-0-0. Junior Daniel Haber scored three goals in the two games, including both scores against the Lions. Princeton (1-0-0) began a stretch of five-straight games against BIG EAST opponents with a 2-1 road win over Seton Hall.

Dartmouth (1-1-0) wasted no time getting into the thick of the NCAA Tournament hunt, facing No. 4 UConn in Storrs, Conn. Senior Brad Jacobson netted the equalizer with five seconds remaining in regulation, but the Huskies were able to get the game-winning goal in the 95th minute to escape with the 2-1 victory. Dartmouth bounced back, however, with a 3-1 win over Holy Cross.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Daniel Haber (Toronto) led the Big Red with nine goals in 2011. One week into the 2012 campaign, he is already a third of the way to matching the mark he set last season. Haber scored three goals in two games for the Big Red, including both scores in Cornell's 2-0 win over Loyola Marymount on Sunday. He tallied one goal in his squad's 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Friday.

Cornell has received three Player of the Week awards in the past two years, and Haber has earned all three. He was named Player of the Week twice as a sophomore.

Haber's Weekly Stats
2 GP-2 GS, 3 G, 1 A, 7 Pts., 10 Shots, 5 SOG, 1 GW

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Thomas Sanner (Indianapolis) began his Tigers career with a bang, notching two assists in his team's 2-1 win at Seton Hall. He is the third Princeton Rookie of the Week in the past two years, joining sophomores Cameron Porter (Oct. 3) and Julian Griggs (Oct. 24).

Sanner first assisted his older brother, senior Matt Sanner, to put the Tigers up, 1-0. After Seton Hall tied the game, Griggs scored the gamewinner in the 50th minute off a great feed from Sanner.

Sanner's Weekly Stats
1 GP-1 GS, 2 A, 2 Pts.

HONOR ROLL
Bobby Thalman, Yale (Sr., GK – Greenwood Village, Colo.)
1 GP-1 GS, 90 mins, 2 GA, 2.00 GAA, 8 Svs., .800 Sv. %, 0-1

Thomas McNamara, Brown (Sr., M – West Nyack, N.Y.)
1 GP-1 GS, 1 G, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1-1 PK, 1 GW

Andoni Georgiou, Dartmouth (Jr., Midfield – London)
2 GP-1GS, 2 G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, September 3
Albany at Yale, 2 pm
1-Brown vs. Providence, 5 pm

Wednesday, September 5
Manhattan at Columbia, 7 pm
Princeton at St. John's (N.Y.), 8 pm

Friday, September 7
Michigan State at Harvard, 4 pm
Cornell at Lafayette, 7 pm
SMU at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Colgate at Yale, 7 pm
2-Cleveland State at Brown, 7:30 pm
3-Air Force at Penn, 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 8
Rutgers at Princeton, 2 pm
Columbia at Monmouth, 7 pm

Sunday, September 9
3-Hartford at Penn, 1 pm
SMU at Harvard, 1 pm
Yale at Fairfield, 1 pm
Colgate at Dartmouth, 2 pm
2-Fordham at Brown, 2:30 pm
Buffalo at Cornell, 4 pm

KEY:
1-Ocean State Classic (at URI /Kingston, R.I.)
2-Brown Classic (Providence, R.I.)
3-Penn Soccer Classic (Philadelphia)