PRINCETON, N.J. – Another solid week of
Ivy League men’s soccer play saw the teams combine to go 8-6,
with six of the eight teams picking up at least one win.
Cornell made it five-for-five, remaining undefeated thanks to a 2-1 win over Wofford. The Big Red is 5-0-0 to start the season for the first time since 1996 and looks to continue its hot play against Binghamton on Wednesday and Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. Brown picked up a pair of 1-0 victories last week, defeating Boston U. and Lehigh. The Bears have given up just one goal all season. Dartmouth took No. 7 New Mexico to the wire but was unable to pull out the victory, falling 3-2, before rebounding to defeat Missouri State, 1-0 in double overtime.
All six of Yale’s games this season have been shutouts, but finally the Bulldogs were on the winning end as the team picked up its first two victories of the season, defeating Quinnipiac, 1-0, and Sacred Heart, 2-0. Princeton and Columbia each went 1-1 on the week. The Tigers fell to No. 12 Georgetown, 1-0, before defeating Villanova by the same score, as part of the Ivy League/BIG EAST Challenge. The Lions took down St. Peter’s, 2-1, before falling to Delaware, 1-0.
Week four action includes three tournaments, as Brown will face No. 20 Washington and Portland in the University of Washington Tournament in Seattle, while Princeton will host its Princeton Invitational with Penn, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rider. Finally, Harvard will travel to California to take part in the Nike Central Coast Challenge, where it will face Cal Poly. The Crimson will play at UCSB on Sunday before heading back home.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth scored three goals in two games in the New Mexico Tournament, and sophomore Alex Adelabu (Houston) netted all three. He scored twice in the Big Green’s 3-2 loss to No. 7 New Mexico for his first career multi-goal contest and then tallied the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 double overtime victory over Missouri State, which snapped the Bears’ seven-game unbeaten streak and handed them their first loss of the season. For his efforts, Adelabu was named to the All-Tournament team.
Adelabu takes home his first career Ivy League weekly award and the first for a Dartmouth player this season. The last Big Green to earn Player of the Week was Noah Cohen on Oct. 31, 2011. Adelabu now leads Dartmouth in points (11) and goals (five).
Adelabu’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman Tim Whalen (Amston, Conn.) and Princeton freshman Thomas Sanner (Indianapolis) each made their first career goals count for more, as they also were gamewinners for their teams.
In his first career start, Whalen waited until the first minute of overtime to net his first career goal, giving Brown the 1-0 victory over Boston U. Whalen is the first Bear to earn an Ivy League weekly award this season and Brown’s first Rookie of the Week since Alex Markes took home the award on Nov. 7, 2011.
Whalen’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Sanner’s first career goal gave the Tigers a 1-0 win over Villanova during the Ivy League/BIG EAST Classic. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Princeton and the goal moved Sanner into first-place on his team in scoring, as he now has four points. Sanner also was named Rookie of the Week on Sept. 3. He is the first Tiger to earn two Rookie of the Week awards in one season since Patrick O’Neal in 2010 (Oct. 18, Nov. 15).
Sanner’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 7 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GW
Bobby Belair, Brown (Sr., F – Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW
Daniel Haber, Cornell (Jr., F – Toronto)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Duke Lacroix, Penn (So., F – New Egypt, N.J.)
2 GP, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 11 Shots, 6 SOG
Bobby Thalman, Yale (Sr., GK – Greenwood Village, Colo.)
2GP – 2GS, 180:00 Mins., 0GA, 0.00 GAA, 14 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 2-0, 2 SO
Wednesday, September 19
Columbia at Binghamton, 7 pm
Friday, September 21
1 - Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Penn, 5 pm
Fordham at Yale, 7 pm
2 - Brown at No. 20 Washington, 7 pm
1 - Rider at Princeton, 7:30 pm
3 - Harvard at Cal Poly, 10 pm
Saturday, September 22
Dartmouth at UMass, 1 pm
Saint Joseph’s at Cornell, 4 pm
Columbia at Long Island, 6 pm
Sunday, September 23
1 - Rider vs. Penn, 12 pm
Yale at Marist, 1 pm
1 - Fairleigh Dickinson at Princeton, 2:30 pm
2 - Brown at Portland, 3 pm
Harvard at UCSB, 3 pm
1 - Princeton Invitational (Princeton, N.J.)
2 - University of Washington Tournament (Seattle)