October 10, 2013

MEN’S SOCCER | Red Returns to Berman for Ivy Foe

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This Saturday, the Cornell men’s soccer team will take on Harvard in its second Ivy league game of the season. The match will take place at four p.m. on Berman Field, the Red’s home turf, making it the first league home game of 2013.

Cornell comes into the match with an impressive record of 6-2-2. However, after last week’s loss against Penn, The Red is 0-1-0 in league play. Harvard, who comes into this weekend 1-6-2, is also 0-1-0 in league play and has struggled to get ahead of opponents in all but one game against UMass this season.

While the Red has been struggling these past two games, the Crimson still has a much weaker record, reflecting the trouble they have had this season. Historically, the Crimson has won 37 games against Cornell, while Cornell has only been able to win 22. However, The Red has the best overall record in the Ivy League so far and holds the title of reigning champions at the start of league play.

“This week has been all about moving forward and focusing on Harvard,” said senior captain and defenseman Jake Rinow. “In training we’ve had to recover physically and get sharper on both sides of the ball.”

Haley Velasco / Sports EditorAfter dropping its first Ivy contest to Penn, Jake Rinow said his team’s focus is on moving forward.