Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations
PRINCETON, N.J. -- After two weeks of League
play, No. 18 Cornell is alone in first-place in the Ivy League
standings, with four teams close behind as the race for the Ivy
title has only just begun.
Behind a three-point performance by sophomore Conor Goepel (one goal, one assist), the Big Red defeated Harvard, 3-1, to improve to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in League play. Cornell has 10 wins on the season for the first time since 1999 and is one win shy of tying its longest winning streak since 1995.
The other two teams that entered the week tied with the Big Red for first-place, No. 19 Brown and Princeton, finished in a 1-1 tie and are tied for second with four points apiece and matching 1-0-1 records. Dartmouth and Columbia trail close behind with three points each, as each team is 1-1. The Big Green and the Lions used 1-0 victories over Yale and Penn, respectively, for their first Ivy wins of the season.
In non-conference action, Brown finished in a scoreless draw with Fairfield, while Harvard tied Boston College, 1-1. Dartmouth saw six players tally at least a point in a 3-1 win over Vermont, 3-1.
The upcoming week features another set of Ivy games, with Yale taking on No. 18 Cornell, Princeton facing Columbia, Penn playing Dartmouth and No. 19 Brown hosting Harvard.
The non-conference schedule includes a nationally televised game between No. 24 Creighton and Princeton on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU. That same day, Columbia will host Providence and Cornell will play Colgate. Dartmouth will take on Boston College on Wednesday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth scored three goals in a win over Vermont and one goal in a victory over Yale, but the common denominator was junior goalkeeper Noah Cohen (Johannesburg). Cohen allowed just one goal in the two games while stopping 12 shots. He recorded six saves in each contest and now has stopped six shots in three consecutive games. In Ivy League play, Cohen has a 0.99 goals against average and a 0.857 save percentage. He is tied for the League-lead with 12 saves in Ivy action.
Cohen takes home his second career Ivy League Player of the Week award after earning the honor on Oct. 31, 2011. He is the second Big Green to be named Player of the Week this season, joining Alex Adelabu (Sept. 17). Cohen is the first goalkeeper to receive the award since he himself earned the accolade last season.
Cohen’s Weekly Stats
2 GP-2 GS, 180:00 Mins., 1 GA, 0.50 GAA, 12 Svs., .923 Sv. %, 2-0, 1 SO
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia played just once last week but made that one game count, stopping Penn, 1-0. Freshman goalkeeper Kyle Jackson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) set a career-high with eight saves while holding the Quakers scoreless for the first time this season, and the first time since Penn fell to Brown, 1-0 on Oct. 29, 2011. Jackson improved to 3-3-1 on the year with the win.
Jackson was also named Rookie of the Week on Sept. 10. He is Columbia’s first two-time Rookie of the Week since Henning Sauerbier took home the award three times in 2010.
Jackson’s Weekly Stats
1 GP-1 GS, 90:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 8 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 1-0, 1 SO
Conor Goepel, Cornell (So., M – Chatham, N.J.)
1 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 4 Shots, 1 SOG
Rick Pflasterer, Cornell (Sr., GK – Ann Arbor, Mich.)
1 GP-1 GS, 90:00 Mins., 1 GA, 1.00 GAA, 5 Svs., .833 Sv. %, 1-0
Cameron Porter, Princeton (So., F – Centerville, Ohio)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 6 Shots, 2 SOG
Sten Stray-Gundersen, Dartmouth (Fr., D – Frisco, Texas)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Tim Whalen, Brown (Fr., D – Amston, Conn.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 Team SO
Tuesday, October 9
^Creighton at Princeton, 6pm
Providence at Columbia, 7pm
Cornell at Colgate, 7pm
Wednesday, October 10
Dartmouth at Boston College, 7pm
Saturday, October 13
*Yale at No. 18 Cornell, 1pm
*Princeton at Columbia, 4pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 4:30pm
*Harvard at No. 19 Brown, 7pm
*-Ivy League Contest