PRINCETON, N.J. -- The race to the Ivy League
championship kicked off in earnest last week as the eight teams
began the conference slate of their schedules. No. 21 Brown, No. 22
Cornell and Princeton stand atop the standings with three points
apiece while Harvard and Yale each have one point.
Each Ivy contest came down to the wire, setting up what should be an exciting campaign for the League title. Princeton beat Dartmouth, 2-1, on sophomore Cameron Porter’s goal in overtime. Brown held off Columbia by the same score, getting the gamewinning goal in the 76th minute from sophomore Daniel Taylor.
Cornell trailed Penn early, 1-0, then scored three in a row to go up 3-1, then gave up a goal in the 63rd minute and had to keep the Quakers at bay for just over 27 minutes, eventually winning, 3-2. Junior Daniel Haber and senior Tyler Regan each had a goal and an assist for the Big Red. In the fourth League contest of the week, Harvard and Yale battled to a scoreless draw.
The second round of the Ivy League schedule will take place on Oct. 6. Harvard will host Cornell at 3:30 p.m., while Yale will take on Dartmouth, Columbia will face Penn and Brown will play Princeton, all at 7:00 p.m.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior Tyler Regan (Philadelphia) decided to get in on some of teammate Daniel Haber’s action. Regan finished with five points on a goal and three assists during his team’s 2-0 week to become the second Big Red to earn Player of the Week this season, joining Haber, who is already a three-time recipient (Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 24). Regan scored the gamewinner and tallied an assist in his team’s 4-1 win over Hartwick and followed that with two assists, including one on the gamewinner, in Cornell’s 3-2 victory over Penn.
Regan earns his first career Ivy League weekly accolade while becoming the first Cornell Player of the Week not named Haber since Brian Kuritzky on Sept. 4, 2007. His award gives Cornell four Player of the Week honors in the past five weeks, the first time that has happened during any stretch of the season in Ivy League history.
Regan’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 3A, 5 Pts., 5 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GW
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Not to be outdone, Princeton freshman Thomas Sanner (Indianapolis) earned his fourth Rookie of the Week award this year, making the Tigers the first team in Ivy League history to earn four such honors in a five-week span since the award was created in 1990.
In Princeton’s only game of the week, a 2-1 win over Dartmouth, Sanner was a factor in both of his team’s goals with a score and an assist. He netted the game’s first goal in the 18th minute and then earned an assist on the gamewinner in overtime. Sanner is the first four-time Rookie of the Week recipient since Dartmouth’s Lucky Mkosana in 2008 and the first Tiger to earn four Rookie of the Week awards since Jason White in 1999.
Sanner’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG
Travis Cantrell, Penn (Sr., M – Downington, Pa.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG
Joe Festa, Harvard (Fr., GK – Medfield, Mass.)
1GP-1GS, 110:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 4 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 0-0-1
Daniel Haber, Cornell (Jr., F – Toronto)
2 GP, 3G, 1A, 7 Pts., 13 Shots, 8 SOG, 1-1 PK
Cameron Porter, Princeton (So., F – Centerville, Ohio)
1 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 9 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW
Daniel Taylor, Brown (So., M – Greenwich, Conn.)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Bobby Thalman, Yale (Sr., GK – Greenwood Village, Colo.)
2GP-2GS, 200:00 Mins., 2 GA, 0.90 GAA, 11 Svs., .846 Sv. %, 0-1-1
Tuesday, October 2
Fairfield at No. 19 Brown, 7 pm
Boston College at Harvard, 7 pm
Wednesday, October 3
Dartmouth at Vermont, 3 pm
Saturday, October 6
*No. 18 Cornell at Harvard, 3:30 pm
*Yale at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Columbia at Penn, 7 pm
*No. 19 Brown at Princeton, 7pm
*-Ivy League Contest