Men's soccer power rankings as complied by the Spectator Sports Staff.
Princeton men’s soccer (5-6-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) is still undefeated in Ivy play after coming back to defeat Columbia 2-1 on Saturday. Sophomore midfielder Brendan McSherry gave the Tigers the win with the first goal of his college career. The 1993 Princeton men’s team—the last Ivy League team to reach the NCAA Final Four—was recognized at halftime to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that feat.
The Quakers (5-6-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) beat Dartmouth 3-0 on Saturday to keep their undefeated conference record. Junior forward Duke Lacroix’s pass to first-year forward Alec Neumann resulted in Penn’s first goal of the game. Though the Big Green had many offensive advances, Penn’s defensive location and communication gave them the upper hand.
Yale’s (3-7-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) scoreless draw against Cornell on Saturday kept its undefeated record intact but was not enough to give the Bulldogs sole possession of first place in the Ancient Eight. Bulldog defender Nick Alers had the best chance in the game to score after a penalty kick, but Cornell’s defense proved to be too strong for the Bulldogs.
The Light Blue (5-4-2, 0-1-2 Ivy) could not hold onto its lead against Princeton, and lost its first conference game 2-1. Senior forward Will Stamatis’s unassisted goal gave the Lions an early lead, but the Tigers were able to outshoot the Lions in both halves of the game. Sophomore goalie Kyle Jackson had four saves, and Stamatis had three of the Lions’ four shots on goal, while junior Jack Gagné made the other.
The Big Red (6-3-4, 0-2-1 Ivy) tied Yale in last week’s game 0-0 and has not won any of its past five games. Though Yale outshot Cornell 16-10, junior goalkeeper Zach Zagorski saved seven shots to keep the game scoreless through two overtimes.
Harvard (3-6-2-, 2-1 Ivy) defeated Brown 2-1 on Saturday. Sophomore defender Mark Ashby fielded a rebound and scored the Crimson’s first goal of the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Evan Mendez recorded six saves and remains undefeated this season with a 3-0-1 record.
Brown (3-6-3, 0-1-2 Ivy) lost to Harvard 2-1 on Saturday, marking its first Ivy loss this season. Harvard led 2-0 when first-year defender Jack Gorab scored Brown’s only goal after a pass from first-year forward Voltaire Escalona. Though the Bears outshot the Crimson 7-5 in the second half, Brown could not hit pay dirt to mount a comeback.
Penn beat the Big Green (4-3-4, 0-3 Ivy) in a 3-0 shutout. Big Green sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland recorded five saves in the game. In his return from injury, midfielder Stefan Defregger made four shots within three minutes and forced Penn to make three saves, but the Quakers’ defense was too strong for Dartmouth, which remains winless in the conference.