Women’s basketball: Hoyas top Tigers with last-second heroics
The Tigers fell to Georgetown 66-64 on a Hoya basket with three seconds left, bringing Princeton to 2-2 on the year despite a second-half comeback. After going into halftime down 30-25, the Tigers shot 46.9 percent in the second half. Senior forward Kristen Helmstetter led the team with 13 points and three three-pointers, while sophomore forward Alex Wheatley kept the Tigers close to the Hoyas with three blocks, two steals and eight rebounds.
Swimming & diving: Men sweep Cornell and Penn, Boyce earns B-cut
The men stormed to victory over two Ivy opponents this weekend as they began the defense of their league title. Junior Harrison Wagner won the 50-yard freestyle as he and the rest of the 200 medley relay team of junior Michael Strand, sophomore Jack Pohlmann and sophomore Teo D’Alessandro beat Penn by just .12 seconds. Freshman Sam Smiddy won the 1,000 free with a time 9:32.50 in his first Ivy meet.
Meanwhile, the women lost by 12 points to Cornell but topped Penn 208-92. Senior Lisa Boyce won the 100 backstroke in 54.62, a good enough time to earn her an NCAA B-cut. Sophomore Sada Stewart was right behind her at 56.78, taking second place. Freshman diver Lisa Li showed promise, winning the three-meter event.
Women’s hockey: Rough weekend for Tigers
After battling to a tie with No. 5 Boston College last weekend, Princeton was blown out by No. 8 Clarkson and fell to St. Lawrence the next day. The losses dropped the Tigers (5-4-1 overall, 4-4 ECAC) down to .500 in their conference. Princeton scored just one goal all weekend — senior forward Olivia Mucha scored in the first period against St. Lawrence (6-7-1, 5-2-1), but the Saints held the Tigers scoreless while notching three more goals for the win. The night before, Clarkson (12-3-2, 5-2-1) unloaded on Princeton, scoring seven goals while blanking the Tigers.