September 13, 2006

Men’s Soccer Faces Buffalo

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The men’s soccer team may be battered and bruised, but its season is looking as promising as ever. The Red (1-2-1) will play its first home game of the season against Buffalo (2-2-1) tonight at Berman Field, looking to earn consecutive victories for the first time since October of last season.
For the third game in a row, Cornell faces an opponent it hasn’t seen in recent memory — since Oct. 27, 1993, a game which Cornell lost 3-1 — but that doesn’t bother head coach Bryan Scales.
“Scouting reports are great, but I’m still more concerned with how we approach the game and how we play,” he said. “We know that Buffalo is going to be a very good team. Last year they were in the MAC final and were being considered for the national tournament.”
Cornell is coming off a gritty, 1-0, away win against Vermont on Sunday, in the second game of the Smith Barney Nike Invitational. But Cornell has a laundry list of injured players, which has been affecting its lineup and play.