Men’s Soccer @ Dartmouth: L 1–2 2OT
The men’s soccer team was narrowly edged out by Dartmouth in the fading minutes of double overtime. Despite taking an early lead after juniors Jeremy Colvin and Sean McSherry connected, the Tigers were unable to defend the lead as Dartmouth managed to equalize nine minutes later. The Tigers now 1–5–2 will look to score a win in their next match against Villanova Wednesday at home.
Women’s Volleyball @ Yale: W 3–1
The women’s volleyball team scored a historic victory this Saturday as they defeated Yale in New Haven — a feat that has not been accomplished in over a decade. Despite losing the first set, the Tigers quickly rebounded to win the next three for the win. Princeton is now 3–0 in Ivy League play as they look to defend its title and return to the NCAA. The Tigers sit at the top of the Ancient Eight tied with Harvard. The team will continue its Ivy League campaign with games against Dartmouth and Harvard this Friday and Saturday.
Women’s Soccer @ Dartmouth: W 2–0
The women’s soccer team continued their strong performance as sophomore Abby Givens scored a brace to lift the Tigers over their Ivy League rivals. Paired with this impressive offensive performance is a solid back four. Princeton has not conceded a goal in eight games and this was the seventh shutout this season for sophomore keeper Natalie Grossi. The Orange and Black will look to extend their three-game winning streak this Tuesday as they travel to Bucknell.
Football vs. Columbia: L 28–24
Despite a strong performance from the football team, a late touchdown by the Lions dashed the Tiger’s hope for an Ivy League win. A late push by Princeton put the ball into Columbia territory, but an interception by the Columbia defense ended the game. Missed opportunities plagued the Princeton side throughout the game as they committed four turnovers. The season continues next Saturday as the Tigers face Georgetown at home.
Women’s Cross Country: 5th out of 42
Princeton women’s cross country came in fifth place out of 42 teams at the Paul Short Run on Friday. The team scored a total of 232 points and was the only other school besides the winning team to have all seven scorers in the top 100. The top three Tiger finishers were freshman Sophie Cantine, junior Gabi Forrest, and freshman Melia Chittenden.
Princeton vs. Harvard: W 11–9
The No. 11 Princeton Tigers held off No. 11 Harvard Crimson in a tight match in Men’s Water Polo at the DeNunzio pool on Saturday night. Sophomore Sean Duncan and junior Matt Payne pulled off two hat tricks to secure the win, one of which was a tie breaker with only 53 seconds left. The final score was 11–9.
Princeton vs. Yale: W 3–2
Princeton women’s field Hockey improved to 5–4 in its season and 2–0 in the Ivy League with a victory against Yale on Friday. The exciting 3–2 win was the result of two comeback goals from senior captain Ryan McCarthy with just three minutes left. The Tigers are now on a four-game winning streak while Yale drops to 4–4 and 0–2 in the league.
Men’s Cross Country: 12th out of 16
The men’s cross country team spent the weekend in Louisville, Ky., taking on some of the nation’s best on the 8k course at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park. The Tigers took 12th overall in the meet with an average time of 25:02:26. Once again, the Tigers packed their runners together as each of the scoring runners finished within 10 places of each other. Senior Noah Kauppila led the Tigers individually with a time of 25:00.21 and finished in 87th place overall.
Men’s Golf: 4th out of 14
The men’s golf team weathered tough conditions on Sunday to tie for fourth in this weekend’s MacDonald Cup hosted by Yale University. Some rain and lots of wind throughout the day led to higher scores by most of the teams, including the Tigers who shot a team score of 301 — up 16 strokes from the day before. Sophomore Evan Quinn led the Tigers in scoring with an overall score of +11 across three days of golf, good enough for a share of 25th place. But perhaps the highlight of the day for Princeton came from freshman Jake Mayer who aced the par 3 fifth hole; it was the only hole-in-one recorded in the tournament.
Women’s Golf: 4th out of 10
Sophomore Maya Walton was spectacular in the three-day tournament hosted by the Tigers as she placed third overall as an individual with a +6 score. She helped lead the Tigers to fourth overall in the Princeton Invitational at Springdale. Seven Tigers competed in the weekend tournament with two finishing in the top 10: Walton and junior Amber Wang (T-10th). Princeton posted their tournament best team performance on Sunday finishing with a combined score of 305.
Ryan McCarthy: Senior captain Ryan McCarthy was the star of Princeton field hockey this weekend, scoring two goals in the final 2:56 of the game against the Yale Bulldogs at Bedford Field. Princeton was down by one and her goals brought her team to victory.
Matt Payne: Junior water polo player Matt Payne scored the tie-breaking goal against Harvard with 53 seconds left in the game. This goal came after two earlier, giving him a full hat trick.
Freshman Jake Mayer may have hit the shot of the tournament this weekend at the MacDonald Cup. Mayer aced the par 3 fifth hole from 160 yards out to record his first hole in one as a Tiger and the only hole in one of the tournament. That shot helped Mayer to a tie for 29th individually with fellow Tigers senior Michael Davis and sophomore Vinay Ramesh.