Brown (7-1) extended its winning streak to four straight with wins over Washington and Portland at the University of Washington Tournament this weekend. The Bears scored three goals in the second period against Washington to take the game to overtime, when sophomore forward Ben Maurey scored a header in the 93rd minute of overtime to give Brown a 4-3 edge over the Huskies. The Bears’ match against Portland was an easy 3-0 victory, Brown’s sixth shutout of the season, over a struggling Pilots team. Portland was limited to a mere four shots on goal with the stingy defense of the Bears, who captured the Husky Classic title with the victory. Brown next plays Columbia on Saturday.
Cornell (7-0) defeated Saint Joseph’s 3-2 this past Saturday, keeping its undefeated streak alive. The Big Red was down 1-0 early in the match, but came back strong in the second half with junior forward Daniel Haber scoring two goals in the opening four minutes of the half. Though the Pumas put up a good fight, they were unable to fend off Haber, who assisted sophomore midfielder Conor Goepel for the game-winning goal. The Big Red added another win to the record books before starting Ivy play, beating Hartwick 4-1. Haber continued his offensive stride, knocking in another two goals for the Big Red. Cornell faces Penn next Saturday.
Dartmouth (3-4) suffered a 2-0 loss to Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green outshot the Minutemen 18-9 with six shots on goal to four, but had difficulty putting the ball past UMass goalkeeper Brian Frame. Dartmouth had several chances to level the score after the Minutemen scored their first goal of the game in the 46th minute, but failed to capitalize on any of its opportunities. The Big Green plays Princeton on Saturday.
Harvard (1-5-1) went winless over the weekend, going 0-2 on the West Coast and adding two more losses to its current four-game losing streak. In the 2012 Nike Central Coast Challenge, the Crimson scored first, but was not able to hold off Cal Poly in the second half, when the Mustangs notched two goals to tie and win the game. Harvard next played No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, the highest-ranked foe the Crimson has seen so far this season. Santa Barbara junior forward Javier Castro scored the only goal of the match in the 13th minute, a deficit that Harvard was unable to surpass in the 1-0 loss. Harvard will play the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Penn (2-6) added a tally to the winning column this weekend, going 2-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson and Rider in the Princeton Invitational. In the 3-2 win over Fairleigh Dickinson, the Quakers had a 3-0 lead with seven minutes left in the match before the Knights scored two in 3:37. Sophomore goalkeeper Max Kurtzman was able to prevent a third Fairleigh Dickinson goal from being scored, securing Penn its first win of the season. The Quakers won their second match of the weekend in a more dominant fashion with a 7-2 win against the Rider Broncs. The pairing of Penn junior forward Stephen Baker and sophomore midfielder/forward Duke Lacroix combined for six goals and three assists in the victory. Baker was credited with four goals, the first time a player in Penn history accumulated that many in a single game since 1977. Penn looks to continue its win streak against Drexel on Saturday.
Princeton (4-3), like Penn, defeated both Rider and Fairleigh Dickinson at the Princeton Invitational this weekend. The Tigers outplayed Rider in a 3-1 victory, outshooting the Broncs 15-7 and having a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks. Princeton’s 2-0 win over FDU marked the team’s third win in a row. Freshman forward Thomas Sanner and senior forward Matt Sanner, both brothers, scored to give the Tigers the shutout victory. Princeton is set to play Dartmouth on Saturday.
Yale (3-3-2) tied its first match and won its second over the weekend. In a game of tight defense against Fordham, the Bulldogs were forced to a 0-0 tie, despite holding the upper hand in scoring opportunities. Yale went on to play Marist, winning 2-1 on sophomore midfielder Kevin Michalak’s first career goal. The Bulldogs play Harvard on Saturday.