Princeton hands Lehigh 5-0 loss on Tuesday
Posted: September 19, 2006
PRINCETON, N.J. – Lehigh’s four match road trip began on a rough note Tuesday evening as the Mountain Hawks were shut out by a tough Princeton side 5-0 at Lourie-Love Field. The Tigers took an early lead on a penalty-kick goal and then exploded for four goals in the second half, in handing Lehigh its worst loss since a 5-0 loss to Holy Cross in 2001. The Mountain Hawks drop to 3-5 with the loss, while the Tigers now stand at 3-2-1.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead after being awarded a penalty kick, which Diana Matheson converted in the 14th minute. The Mountain Hawks hung tight for the remainder of the half, and came close on their lone shot attempt as sophomore Hailey Coonrad hit the post.
The second half belonged to Princeton, as the Tigers added a second goal early in the half as Aarti Jain controlled the ball in front of a crowded net and beat Julie Kafka to make it 2-0. Sarah Peteraf scored in the 65th minute to make it 3-0, and the Tigers tacked on goals from Jain and Vic Anagnostopoulos in the final 10 minutes of play to account for the final margin.
“We knew going in that it would be tough to play a very good Princeton team at home,” said Lehigh head coach Manny Oudin. “Our girls worked hard, but as we go on this will be a game that we have to learn from.”
The Mountain Hawks were out-shot 14-2 on the night. Coonrad’s first half attempt caught the post, while junior Jen Fetsick had a second half attempt stopped by Maren Dale. Tuesday night’s game marked the first time this season the Brown and White failed to score a goal.
Lehigh will look to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss when they return to the pitch Sunday afternoon at La Salle. Game time is set for 1:00 from McCarthy Stadium in Philadelphia.