Baseball vs. Columbia: L 8–2, W 8–6, L 2–1
Princeton baseball has played three series in Ivy League play and hasn’t won any of them. The highlight of this weekend’s series against Columbia was a comeback win in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader. Princeton didn’t record a hit through the first five innings and trailed 6–2 going into the bottom of the eighth, but a six-run inning propelled the Tigers to an 8–6 win. Neither of the other games went Princeton’s way. In the series opener, Columbia took an early lead and held onto it for a comfortable 8–2 Lion win. In the rubber match Sunday, Princeton squandered several late game scoring opportunities and a complete game from junior RHP Andrew Gnazzo, losing 2–1. Princeton fell 3–6 in Ivy play.
Softball @ Brown: W 1–0, W 6–0, W 6–1
After a middling 3–3 start to Ivy League play, Princeton softball finally broke out this weekend with a series sweep at Brown. Princeton only allowed one run in the series, and sophomore Allie Reynolds and first-year Ali Blanchard threw a pair of shutouts in Saturday’s doubleheader. Senior outfielder Kaitlyn Waslawski scored the lone run in the first game, and two RBI’s apiece from senior Keeley Walsh and junior Alex Colon boosted Princeton to a 6–0 win in the second. In the series finale, Reynolds threw another complete game and allowed just one run in a 6–1 Princeton win.
Women’s Lacrosse @ No. 25 Dartmouth: W 14–12
Princeton handed Dartmouth its first Ivy League loss in a narrow game in Hanover. Princeton started strong and took a 9–5 lead at halftime, but Dartmouth clawed back in the second half to take a 12–11 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Then sophomore attack Kyla Sears took over. She scored the tying goal, assisted senior midfield Kathryn Hallett on the go-ahead goal and assisted junior attack Tess D’Orsi with one minute remaining to secure a 14–12 win. Sears had two goals and five assists for the Tigers, and D’Orsi added five goals. Princeton improved to 2–1 in Ivy play.
Men’s Lacrosse @ Stony Brook: W 14–4
The Tigers bounced back from a loss last weekend to Brown with a convincing win at Stony Brook on Saturday. Stony Brook scored the first goal of the game, but Princeton responded with seven unanswered goals to take a 7–1 lead midway through the second quarter. Senior attack Emmet Cordrey continued his breakout season with four goals, junior attack Michael Sowers had five assists, and sophomore goalie Erik Peters saved 13 of 17 shots on goal. The only unfortunate aspect was that Stony Brook is not in the Ivy League. Princeton remains 0–3 in Ivy play and will have the chance to earn its first win next Saturday at Dartmouth.
Men’s Volleyball vs. Harvard, Sacred Heart: W 3–2, W 3–0
With another pair of wins this weekend, Princeton men’s volleyball improved to 11–1 in EIVA play and has a chance next weekend to secure the conference regular season title and the right to host the tournament. Friday night’s win over Harvard at Dillon was a thriller from start to finish — Princeton needed extra points to win the opening set and all five sets to eventually defeat the Crimson. Saturday night was significantly less stressful, as Princeton disposed of Sacred Heart in straight sets. Penn State and St. Francis are tied for second in the EIVA at 9–3. Princeton plays both next weekend and would earn the EIVA top seed with a win over either.
Players of the Weekend
Allie Reynolds, Softball: The sophomore threw 14 innings this weekend and only gave up one run. Her two complete game wins helped lead Princeton to a sweep over Brown.
George Huhmann, Men’s Volleyball: The junior had 40 kills this weekend to lead Princeton to a weekend sweep over Harvard and Sacred Heart.