November 2, 2001

Red, Green Mix in N.H.

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The men’s soccer team (5-4-2 overall, 0-3-2 Ivy) will face the Dartmouth Green (5-6-1, 1-3-0) in Hanover, N.H. this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Chase Field. The Red can climb out of the conference cellar with a win over the Green, who resides in seventh place, one spot in front of Cornell.

In Cornell’s last game, a 2-0 win over Army at West Point, NY on Oct. 24th, the offense carried the day with a couple of firsts. Sophomore defender Evan Weiner and junior forward Scott Benowicz scored their first collegiate goals. Junior goalkeeper Doug Allan picked up another shutout with three saves. The win pushed the Red over the .500 mark for the season overall.

Unlike the Red, Dartmouth is not in search of their first conference win of the season. Last Saturday, the Green knocked off the Ancient Eight front-runners, Harvard (8-3-1, 3-1-0) by a 1-0 score.

Senior goalkeeper Ben Gebre-Medhin had seven saves in the upset shutout win. He combined this performance with a six save shutout effort over the Boston College Eagles (10-5-0, 6-3-0 Big East) on Oct. 24th in a 1-0 overtime victory. Gebre-Medhin picked up his fourth and fifth shutouts on the season and brought up his career shutout tally to fourteen. He was named to the honor roll All-Ivy team for the week of Oct. 29th for his performance.

Not to be outdone, Allan was named to the same All-Ivy team as Gebre–Medhin with a ten save performance against Princeton. Despite Allan’s heroics in a career game, the Red still bowed out of Princeton with a 2-1 double overtime loss.

Dartmouth is on a three game unbeaten streak after stalemating the Vermont Catamounts (3-8-3, 2-6-1 America East) 1-1 in double overtime this past Halloween evening. Senior midfielder Danny Markman scored the lone goal for the Green.

The Red has a two-goal margin in goal differential over the Green in Ivy play but still has not managed to win a game yet in conference. Overall, Cornell is a plus three in goal differential, while Dartmouth is a minus five.

Last year on Nov. 4, Cornell lost to Dartmouth on Berman Field, 3-1. Two years ago on Oct. 24 Cornell won at Dartmouth, 2-1, in double overtime. Then sophomore forward Ted Papadopoulos scored the game winner.

Archived article by Alex Fineman