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In a rematch of last year’s ECAC quarterfinal, the Tigers extended their winning streak against Union to three with a thrilling 4–3 overtime victory. Defenseman Derek Topatigh was the hero in OT, while goalie Ryan Ferland kept his team in it with 33 saves. The win vaults Princeton to first in the ECAC standings.
In a game that featured more offense than ever before in the history of Princeton vs. Yale, the Tigers stayed two steps ahead with their dominating ground attack. Forcing four interceptions on defense, the Tigers head home with an Ivy League Title and the promise of the first bonfire in five years.
Princeton leads Yale 42–14 after one half of play at the Yale Bowl
The NCAA’s most equally matched league is set for another tightly contested year as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and even Penn get set to compete for the top spot in the Ivy League.
The Tigers will spend December playing non-conference games mostly away from the friendly confines of Jadwin Gymnasium. The Ivy season starts with a bang on Jan. 5, when the Tigers host Penn in a matchup that will set the tone for the Ivy League’s race to the top.
Chris Murphy ’20 and Samuel Lee ’22 interviewed former professional baseball player Chris Young ’02 to discuss Young’s transition from Princeton to Major League Baseball.
With fall action concluding last week, the men's and women's golf teams looked to end their season on a high note. Both teams did just that, with the men's team winning wire to wire and the women's team coming from behind to win on the final day of their tournament.
In the second installment of Beyond the Numbers, we take a look at football’s remarkable offensive stats through four games.
Princeton faced Harvard on Saturday with the chance to avenge their 2017 NWPC Championship game defeat. For much of the game, it looked like it was going to emerge victorious. However Harvard’s resilience and defensive prowess orchestrated a come-from-behind victory, leaving the Tigers to lick their wounds following a second straight double OT loss to their NWPC rivals.
Ever wonder how statisticians come up with metrics like win probability? In the new series of articles “Beyond the Numbers,” we take a look at some of the most popular and recent analytic trends in the sporting world. We begin with win probability and how once-in-a-generation sporting outcomes seem to occur much more often than we predict.
Dustin Litvak was named the new head coach of the men's water polo team this past June, launching a new era in the team's program history.
Whether it was fourth-ranked Duke, 13th-ranked Delaware, or even unranked Monmouth, the Tigers’ field hockey team (5–3 overall) has been able to defend its home field throughout the early part of the season. But after their double-overtime thriller against No. 3 Maryland, the fifth-ranked Tigers no longer have a perfect record at home.
Facing their second team ranked in the top 25 of the United Coaches Poll, the No. 25-ranked Princeton Tigers fell to No. 10 Georgetown Hoyas 2–1 Thursday evening. The Tigers took the game to overtime following a second-half goal, but after a critical penalty in the first few minutes of overtime, the Hoyas converted, sending the Tigers to their second loss of the season.
As the 2017–2018 school year comes to a close, we look back at some of the best moments in Princeton sports this past season. From thrilling overtime victories to personal milestones to NCAA tournament runs, this list highlights the 10 moments that defined Princeton sports this past year.
With the NCAA women’s tennis bracket released, the Tigers (19–3 overall, 7–0 Ivy) are set to take on No. 19 seed Illinois (21–5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. With the Tigers currently ranked No. 47 in the ITA and No. 24 in the USTA, they will be heading into a match as an underdog for the first time since March, when they took on then-ITA No. 46 William and Mary (17–9). The Tigers lost that match, and hope to reverse their fortunes against Illinois.
For the ninth time in school history, the Princeton Tigers have clinched the men’s track triple crown.
Phenomenal performances by men’s track and field and women’s lacrosse were tempered by anti-climactic ends to the baseball and softball seasons.
More than forty years ago, Princeton Associate Athletic Director Sam Howell ’50 floated the idea of forming a new club sport to baseball coach Eddie Donovan. Just a few months later, the Princeton women’s golf team became a reality. After several decades, the team has grown into one of the premier teams in the Ivy League and a force to be reckoned with at tournaments throughout the Northeast. Their triumphs include back-to-back Ivy League titles this year and last.
“I’ve always wanted to play this game for as long as I can,” Leslie Robinson ’18 said. “I love what I have gotten from it and the person it has helped me become, win or lose. I’ve gained so many friends and they have become my family.”
Teaming up with other teams from New Jersey and beyond, the men’s and women’s rugby football clubs hosted the 2018 Rickerson Cup on Saturday. The event raises money and awareness for pancreatic cancer, and has acquired over $400,000 in donations to date.