PRINCETON, N.J. (September 8, 2012) – Rutgers freshman midfielder Mael Corboz (Green Brook, N.J.) tallied the first goals of his collegiate, scoring twice as men’s soccer defeated Princeton 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Stadium.
Despite Princeton (1-5) holding a 15-11 shot advantage for the game, it was Rutgers that made the most of its scoring opportunities, finding the back of the net once in each half. The two goals for RU snapped a two-game scoreless streak and helped the Scarlet Knights erase a two-game skid to improve to 2-2 on the season.
In the seventh minute, Corboz put the Scarlet Knights ahead 1-0 with his first career goal on an assist from fellow freshman Ross Tetro (Colts Neck, N.J.). Tetro played a cross from the left side which was headed by Corboz. The shot hit the post, however, Corboz put a foot to the rebound for the score.
Senior keeper Kevin McMullen (Blackwood, N.J.) was strong in goal for the Scarlet Knights as well, posting three saves in each half (six for the game) to move to 2-2 on the year.
Corboz put the game away for Rutgers in the 51st minute in impressive fashion. A foul and yellow card on Princeton forward Matt Sanner led to a free kick for the Scarlet Knights. Corboz bent the shot around the wall and past the keeper into the right side of the goal.
The Scarlet Knights will return to action on Friday, Sept. 14 when they host the College of Charleston at 5:30 p.m. as part of a Rutgers soccer doubleheader with the women taking on Villanova at 8 p.m.
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