The women’s lacrosse team opened its spring season against Temple (2–2 overall) last Saturday, clinching its first victory,17–4. The Tigers now sit at No. 9 in the IWCLA poll and No. 12 in the Cascade Media poll.
Four players scored multiple goals, including sophomore midfielder Tess D'Orsi, who scored five times. First-year midfielder Kyla Sears earned four goals and two assists in the first match of her collegiate career, while junior midfielder Kathryn Hallett and junior midfielder Julia Haney scored a combined total of six goals.
First-year defender Mary Murphy also had an impressive performance for her first match with four ground balls and two caused turnovers, being named Ivy League Defender of the Week. Though Temple was able to get four balls in the back of the net, senior goalie Mary Kate McDonough anchored the Tigers from the back with four total saves.
Princeton will look to continue its momentum from the season opener last Saturday against No. 16 Virginia (2–0). The two teams have a competitive history, tied at 18–18 in total matches. Princeton took the last games at 17–10 and 14–7, but with nine encounters in the NCAA tournament, Virginia has proven to be a fierce contender. The Cavaliers swept the first two games of their spring season, winning 17–4 and 15–7 against Elon and Richmond.
The Tigers and Cavaliers are set to face off at Saturday at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium at 1 p.m.