Men’s Tennis @ Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU): W 4–3
The men’s tennis team ended their spring break trip to Florida with a 4–3 win over FGCU. Despite losing the double points, the Tigers were not fazed. Showing their usual poise, Princeton came back in singles play, grabbing four matches to secure the win. The match caps off the non-conference play for the Orange and Black as the team will now enter into a seven-match run through the Ivy League.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth: L 15–12
The women’s lacrosse team lost to Dartmouth, falling to 1–1 in Ivy League play. The Big Green started the game strong, building an impressive 13–6 lead. Despite the uphill battle, the Tigers were not disheartened as Princeton mounted a strong comeback. The team managed to cut the deficit to two, but never drew closer. Dartmouth would hold on for the win. The Tigers return to Sherrerd Field Thursday for their match-up against Syracuse.
Men’s Lacrosse @ Yale: L 16–8
The men’s lacrosse team were overwhelmed by the Bulldogs, falling to 0–2 in Ivy League play. Yale dominated several key categories throughout the game, beating the Tigers in faceoffs, shots, and ground balls. This ultimately translated into a 16–8 victory for the Bulldogs, who have won 18 of the last 19 meetings between the two Ivy League rivals. The Princeton side will look to rebound from this tough loss as they face Brown this coming weekend.
Men’s Hockey vs. Ohio State: L 4–2
The men’s hockey team fell to No. 5 Ohio State in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal with a 4–2 loss. Despite the loss, the Tigers have plenty to be proud of as they look back on the season. Princeton entered the tournament with a remarkable eight-game unbeaten streak that included four wins over ranked opponents. In fact, the Orange and Black swept No. 16 Union and beat No. 2 Cornell.
Women’s Softball @ Brown: L 5–0, W 7–1
The women’s softball team split their series with Brown this weekend with each team claiming one game apiece. The tie break scheduled at Princeton was postponed due to the snowstorm that left the field unplayable. Despite a tough loss to start the series, Princeton clawed back in the second game with seven unanswered points. Although Brown would ruin the shutout with a late point, they never posed a challenge for the Tigers in the second leg.
Fencing @ NCAA:
Princeton brought home two NCAA titles courtesy of sophomores Maia Chamberlain and Kasia Nixon, who won saber and épée titles, respectively. They were the fourth and fifth titles the women’s program had ever won. It was also the first time in program history that the Tigers won two titles in a single year. Five of the nine Princeton competitors earned All-American honors.
Performances of the Week:
Sophomore Maia Chamberlain claimed the saber title at the NCAA fencing championships this past weekend.
Sophomore Kasia Nixon won the épée title at this year’s NCAA fencing championships. Along with the title earned by épée Anna van Brummen ’17 last year, it was the second straight épée title for the Tigers.
Junior Amber Wang tied for eighth out of 72 players competing in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. The women’s team finished ninth with Wang leading the team at +9.