October 25, 2009

Iles Turns Red White & Blue

Andy Iles returned to Ithaca for a visit on Saturday and helped lead the US U18 team to a 3-2 upset of the Big Red. It was an odd experience for fans who found themselves wishing for Andy to succeed against his future team, yet pulling for the home side at the same time. Most fans probably would have been thrilled with a 1-0 win or a 0-0 tie, but the night belonged to Andy and his Red, White, and Blue mates. From the opening introductions, which might be the only time a visiting player has received a standing ovation, to the game-ending 6-on-4 Cornell advantage, Andy was in control of the crease stopping 39 shots for the well-earned victory by the visitors.

The Nationals visit Colgate on Sunday.

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