Men’s soccer @ Fairleigh Dickinson: W 4–0
After defeating Monmouth University 2–1 on Wednesday, men’s soccer travelled to Fairleigh Dickinson University on Saturday for their third-to-last non-conference match. Junior midfielder Frankie DeRosa and first-year forward Walker Gillespie brought Princeton up 2–0 in the first half. Another goal from DeRosa and one from senior midfielder Benjamin Martin in the second half closed out the game 4–0. Junior goalkeeper Jack Roberts, in his first start this season, kept a clean sheet. Senior goalkeeper Mohamed Abdelhamid finished out the game with an incredible three saves in a row off of a penalty kick in the final seconds.
Women’s soccer vs. William & Mary: W 1–0
Sunday’s game against William & Mary saw the return of former women’s soccer head coach Julie Shackford to Roberts Stadium — this time at the head of an opposing team. Princeton didn’t hold back, however, and in the 43rd minute Olivia Kane, a junior midfielder, hit the ball into W&M’s box, where it was smashed into the right side by junior defender Tatum Gee — her first goal of her Princeton career. Senior goalkeeper Natalie Grossi kept a clean sheet for the whole game, bringing her career total to 29 and tying the Ivy League record. Sunday’s game marked the end of the team’s non-conference slate. They will host Yale for their conference opener on Saturday.
Field hockey vs. No.21 Rutgers, No. 4 UConn: L 2–1, L 2–1
No. 6 Princeton field hockey suffered a pair of narrow home losses this weekend to Rutgers and UConn. Against Rutgers, Princeton got on the board early with a goal from sophomore midfielder Hannah Davey, but the offense could not generate any goals after that. Rutgers notched the equalizer near the end of the first half and scored the go-ahead goal off a corner with seven minutes to play. The loss against UConn was even tighter. Princeton trailed 1–0 for most of the game, before a goal from sophomore midfielder Julianna Tornetta sent the game into overtime. Svea Boker scored the game-winner for UConn just four minutes into OT, however, and Princeton dropped to 0–2 on the weekend.
Men’s water polo vs. Wagner, Navy: W 9–3, W 12–10
Princeton men’s water polo bounced back from losing three out of four at last weekend’s Princeton Invitational with a pair of wins at DeNunzio Pool this Saturday. In the first game, Princeton jumped out to an early 4–1 lead over Wagner and coasted to a comfortable six-goal win. The Tigers benefitted from a balanced scoring attack, with four players scoring two goals apiece. First-year goalkeeper Antonio Knez made 13 saves. In the second game, Princeton led by four entering the fourth quarter, but Navy rallied to make the score 11–10. Junior utility Miles Cole put Navy away with a goal with 29 seconds remaining, and the Tigers won 12–10.
Women’s volleyball vs. Temple, La Salle: W 3–0, W 3–0
Princeton women’s volleyball faced Temple and La Salle over the weekend, sweeping both teams. Temple held a brief lead in the beginning of the second set after a victory in the first set, but the Tigers came back to secure the victory in the second. Temple took the lead for most of the third set until the Tigers called a timeout and didn’t let the Owls score again. La Salle held a lead for most of the three sets played against Princeton, but the Tigers ran off with the victory. Senior outside and right side hitter Devon Peterkin finished the weekend with 29 kills and 23 digs while sophomore outside hitter Elena Montgomery followed behind with 25 kills. Senior setter Jessie Harris lead the Tiger offense with 74 assists to finish the weekend sweep out.
Players of the Weekend
Natalie Grossi, Women’s Soccer (2020): Grossi’s clean sheet for women’s soccer on Sunday was her 29th career shutout, tying Dartmouth alumna Kristin Luckenbill’s Ivy League record (and the regular season hasn’t even started yet!). Grossi has been instrumental in the team’s two year Ivy League champion streak.
Frankie DeRosa, Men’s Soccer (2021): The junior midfielder scored two goals against Fairleigh Davidson as Princeton won its second consecutive game.