PHILADELPHIA - Riding a two-game Ivy League winning streak, the University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team looks to continue to rise in the standings with a game at rival Princeton on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.
Most recently, Penn (5-5-5, 3-2 Ivy League) notched a dramatic overtime victory over Brown last Saturday. Dami Omitaomu netted both goals for the Red and Blue, first in the 49th minute and again to win the game in the 97th minute. Omitaomu was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his efforts.
Inside the Numbers
Senior captain Alec Neumann continues to pace the Quaker offense with a team-high 18 points, third-most in the Ivy League. Against Brown, Neumann played the role of distributor, assisting on both of Omitaomu's goals for his first assists of the year. His eight goals are second in the Ancient Eight.
Fellow captain Matt Poplawski is the lone Quaker to start and play in every game this season for Penn. The midfielder has logged seven points, tied for third-most on the squad, with three goals and an assist.
Playing in his first game since Oct. 15, Sam Wancowicz came off the bench against Brown and notched one shot. The junior currently continues to rank second on the squad with 10 points on the year.
Penn's offensive aggression this season is perhaps best showcased in its number of corner kicks. The Quakers have taken 86 this season, tops in the Ivy League.
In between the pipes, Etan Mabourakh has started 13 of 15 games this season, amassing 1327:07 minutes on the year. The sophomore boasts a GAA of 1.36 and has collected 54 saves, second-most in the Ivy League.
Penn's five draws this season rank in a tie for second in the NCAA.
The Series with Princeton
Penn leads the all-time series with the Tigers by a margin of 48-43-9. The Quakers are seeking their first victory against Princeton since 2013 and their first on the road since 2006. James C. Gentle Head Coach Rudy Fuller is 3-13-2 against the Tigers.
Scouting the Tigers
Princeton enters Saturday's contest with a record of 7-7-1, including a mark of 1-3-1 in conference action, sitting in a tie for sixth place in the league standings. The Quakers and Tigers share four common non-conference opponents in Seton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia and Drexel. Against this group, Penn went 1-2-1 while Princeton recorded a mark of 2-2. Senior Greg Seifert leads the team and the Ancient Eight with 25 points this year, on 11 goals and three assists. The closest Tiger to Seifert's mark is Benjamin Martin with three scores. In net, Josh Haberman has started 14 of 15 contests this fall, totaling 1219:04 minutes, allowing 21 goals for a GAA of 1.55 and collecting 46 saves.