Men’s basketball @ Dartmouth: L 56–72
After losses to Ivy League rivals Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend, the men’s basketball has fallen to fifth place in the Ancient Eight — tied with Cornell and Columbia. The Tigers now on a four-game losing streak, which included a heartbreaking overtime loss to Brown, will look to regroup and punch a ticket back into the Ivy League Championships. The team will have the perfect opportunity to separate themselves this coming weekend as they face the Big Red and the Lions back-to-back this weekend.
Women’s basketball vs. Dartmouth: W 82–63
The women’s basketball team completed their weekend sweep of Dartmouth and Harvard to improve to 6–1 in the Ivy League Conference and extend their winning streak to three games. The Tigers have been in impressive form as of late, with the bench contributing 39 points in each of its last three games. Princeton is tied with Penn for the top spot of the Ivy League table. The Tigers will have the opportunity to clinch first place in the tables with a win against the Quakers this Tuesday.
Men’s volleyball @ Charleston: L 2–3, 0–3
The men’s volleyball team opened EIVA conference play this weekend with a doubleheader against the University of Charleston. Despite competitive play, Charleston just managed to edge out the Princeton team in their first meeting and swept the Tigers in their second game after gaining momentum early. Princeton has struggled recently, losing its last seven games after a surprise upset over nationally ranked Stanford earlier in the season.
Wrestling vs. Cornell: L 34–8
The wrestling team faced a dominant opponent in Big Red this weekend. Cornell completed a Penn-Princeton sweep this past weekend to clinch the outright Ivy League title. However, the Tigers did manage to pull out victories from their two ranked starters, No. 12 sophomore Matthew Kolodzik and junior Mike D’Angelo. However, the depth of Cornell’s lineup proved too strong for the Tigers as they fell to 2–2 in the Ivy League.
Men’s hockey vs. Yale: L 2–7
After defeating Brown with an emphatic 7–2 score line, the men’s hockey team suffered the same fate to Yale. The loss to the Bulldogs breaks the Tigers’ five-game winning streak. Princeton is now tied with Dartmouth and Yale for sixth place in the ECAC with only four games remaining. These last games will be crucial as the Tigers try to separate themselves from the pack and secure a high seed for the ECAC championships.
Women’s tennis vs. Dartmouth: W 4–1
With wins over Harvard, Brown, and Dartmouth this weekend, the women’s tennis team clinched the ECAC title. The Tigers were seeded first in the All-Ivy League bracket, sweeping No. 8 Harvard 4–0 and carrying that momentum as they faced off against Brown in the semi-finals and Dartmouth in the final.
Women’s squash vs. Cornell: W 9–0
Women’s squash swept Cornell 9–0 to wrap-up the regular season. The win also helped Princeton secure the second seed as they head into the Howe Cup Championships this coming weekend. The victory helped the Tigers celebrate seniors Olivia Fletcher, Kira Keating, and Natalie Tung.
Players of the Week
David Hallisey: Men’s hockey (1 goal, 4 assists)
Senior forward David Hallisey recorded a career-high five points with one goal and four assists against Brown this weekend. His assists were crucial as the Tigers handily defeated their Ivy League rivals 7–2. This is the first time a Tiger has recorded five points since Andrew Ammon ’14 put up five against Yale in 2014. This adds to Hallisey’s already impressive tally, putting him at 29 points for the season.
Abby Meyers: Women’s basketball (19 points, FG percent .700)
Freshman guard Abby Meyers led the Princeton offense with 19 points in 20 minutes. Meyers shot a remarkable 70 percent from the field as the Tigers knocked off Dartmouth 82–63. The Tigers are tied with Penn for the top spot in the Ivy League. The Quakers will make the trip Tuesday as the two Ivy League powerhouses battle for the top spot.
Mike D’Angelo: Wrestling
Tiger co-captain Mike D’Angelo gave Princeton a strong start against Columbia with a Top-20 win over Columbia’s Markus Schneider at the 157 weight class. D’Angelo also contributed to a strong Princeton effort against Cornell as he pulled off a 3–0 victory against Big Red’s Fredy Stroker at 157.