Princeton vs. Pennsylvania
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:


Chad Wiedmaier, Derick Raabe and the Tigers host Penn Saturday (2, ESPNU).
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Chad Wiedmaier, Derick Raabe and the Tigers host Penn Saturday (2, ESPNU).
Let's see.
Penn beat North Carolina by four and North Carolina beat Princeton by two. Advantage Penn.
Wait a second.
Princeton beat Villanova by six and Villanova beat Penn by one. Advantage Princeton.
Go a little further.
Lehigh beat Penn who beat Carolina who beat Princeton who beat Villanova who beat Lehigh.
Advantage nobody.
If all of these early season results mean anything, it's that there are a bunch of teams capable of beating a bunch of other teams, all across Division I.
Besides, comparative scores will matter not at all as Princeton and Penn face-off for the 80th time.
Instead, the issue is to get to 1-0 in the Ivy League.
The league season kicks off this weekend with three games: Penn at Princeton, Yale at Cornell (1 p.m.) and Dartmouth at Harvard (7 p.m.).
As for Princeton-Penn, in addition to the significance of the game, it is also the official dedication of Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.

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Princeton had defeated Penn 21 straight times prior to last year's 8-3 Quaker win at Franklin Field.
Penn never trailed in the game, outshot Princeton 36-21 and dominated possession time.
Princeton leads the all-time series 62-17.
Of the 21 games that Princeton won during its streak, five were by one goal - including back-to-back overtime wins in 2009 and 2010.

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Tom Schreiber and Jeff Froccaro both had career-highs with five goals in Princeton's 14-8 win over Villanova Tuesday night.
Froccaro added two assists for a career-high seven points. Schreiber had one assist for six points, two off his career high.
Froccaro and Schreiber shot a combined 0 for 14 against North Carolina (0 for 7 each). Against Villanova, they combined to go 10 for 18.

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Before Jeff Froccaro and Tom Schreiber did so against Villanova, the last time two Princeton players had at least five goals apiece in the same game was in 1996, when Jesse Hubbard had six and Chris Massey had five against Towson in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
Froccaro and Schreiber were a combined 10 for 18 shooting against Villanova.
Hubbard and Massey were a combined 11 for 17 shooting in that game against Towson.
Hubbard and Massey also had six each earlier in 1996, against North Carolina during the regular season. The two rank 1-2 all-time in goals scored at Princeton with 163 and 146.

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Princeton has allowed the fewest extra-man goals in Division I, having given up just one, during the Manhattan game.
Opponents are 1 for 10 on EMOs against Princeton.
Penn is 7 for 20 on EMOs.

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Princeton had eight goals on 43 shots against North Carolina and then had 14 goals on 35 shots against Villanova.
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Tucker Shanley is the only Princeton player to have at least one goal in every game this season.
Tom Schreiber has at least three points in every game this season. Schreiber, Shanley and Will Himler are the only players with at least one point in all five games.

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Princeton averages 11.0 goals per game. Only once in 12 games last year did Princeton reach 11 goals.
Last year, Princeton had 40 assists in 12 games. This year, Princeton has 39 in five games.
Of Princeton's 55 goals this year, 39 have been assisted, for a percentage of .709. Last year, Princeton had 40 assists on 85 goals, a percentage of .471.

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Princeton's Chad Wiedmaier is also one of 20 candidates for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, which recognizes excellence in what is termed the 4C's of character, competition, classroom and community.

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