Weekend Review, Sept. 23
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Weekend Review, Sept. 23
The men’s soccer team had a tough start to the 2018 season, losing three out of its first four games. These losses were made especially tough given Princeton’s strong performances in these matches. The Tigers outshot Bradley 15–6 in their 2–1 loss and had five shots in their 1–0 defeat at the hands of Monmouth.
The No. 13 men’s water polo team split the last day of the Princeton Invitational against Air Force and No. 1 UCLA. The Tigers defeated Air Force 15–13 in a tightly contested match before falling to UCLA 17–5.
The women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 4 Boston College 16–10 to exit the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers narrowly beat Syracuse in double overtime to clinch a spot in the second round. However, they were unable to overcome the early lead the Eagles built.
The women’s lacrosse team defeated Columbia and Penn in the Ivy League Tournament this Friday and Sunday to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and their fourth Ivy League Championship. The No. 1 Tigers started the first round of the tournament with a strong performance against the Lions, beating Columbia 17–7. The 10-point margin of victory was the largest in the Ivy League Tournament.
In a repeat of the final game of conference play, the women’s lacrosse team will face Columbia in the first game of the Ivy League tournament as the two teams will fight for a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament. The Princeton side will look for a repeat of its 22–16 victory as it hosts its Ivy League rivals on Sherrerd Field.
This week, lacrosse wins big, men's track and field makes a good showing, and baseball and softball strike out.
The women’s lacrosse team dominated Penn in a must-win game with its title hopes on the line. The Tigers defeated the Quakers 21–8, a record margin which has not been matched since April 2000. With this victory the Tigers move into a tie for the top spot in the Ivy League with Dartmouth and Penn.
The women’s water polo team ended conference play with a four-game home stand over the weekend. The Tigers faced George Washington, Brown, Harvard, and Bucknell at DeNunzio Pool, winning all four of their matches. The wins doubled Princeton’s winning streak to eight games and helped the Tigers end the regular season with a perfect 8–0 performance in the CWPA.
The women’s lacrosse team (7–5, 3–1 Ivy) dominated Yale (7–6 overall, 2–3 Ivy) to pick up their third conference win of the season.
The men’s volleyball team clinched a playoff berth in EIVA tournament after a historic win over Penn State on Friday, April 13. After starting off what appeared to be a disappointing season, the Tigers managed to string a series of victories when it mattered most to bring themselves into the postseason conversation.
The softball team struggled to find its rhythm early in a match against Monmouth on Tuesday. Despite a rally late in the game, the Tigers were unable to cut the deficit as the Hawks ended the game with a 13–7 win.
The women’s lacrosse team took No. 2 Maryland to the wire, building on a strong lead to stay ahead for the first 50 minutes of the game. However, the Terps came back as a free-position attempt with 45.1 seconds left on the clock gave Maryland the opportunity to steal the game. After giving the Terps their largest deficit all season, the Tigers were unable to hold on and were narrowly edged out by Maryland 11–10.
Men’s tennis swept Binghamton, Charlotte, and Western Michigan in its three-game home stand. The Tigers extended their win streak to five games as they look to build momentum heading into Ivy League play at the end of the month.
With the season on the line, the men’s basketball team fell just short of qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament in a heartbreaking overtime loss to Yale. To qualify, the Tigers needed to win both games this weekend and for Harvard to defeat Columbia. While Princeton handily defeated Brown 78–63, the Orange and Black were narrowly outscored in OT with Yale, falling to the Bulldogs 90–94.
Less than a month separates the men’s and women’s tennis team from a return to Ivy League play. While both sides have been competing since September, conference play and the ensuing NCAA tournament will undoubtedly add a degree of intensity as the season progresses. Both the men’s and women’s teams have shown strong performances so far, promising an exciting and competitive 2018 campaign.
The women’s basketball team split its weekend matches against Dartmouth and Harvard to maintain its top spot in the Ivy League standings. The Tigers defeated Big Green to start the weekend, but fell to the Crimson, ending their seven-game winning streak in the Ivy League.
The men’s swimming and diving team finished second in the Ivy League Championships, held between Feb. 20 and Feb. 24. While the Tigers were competitive throughout the competition, they were unable to muster a comeback against Harvard, the eventual champions. However, the Tigers showed great potential as there were plenty of standout performances over the four days.