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The men’s volleyball team began the new year with a challenge. Traveling to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, the Tigers faced four nationally ranked teams to open the season. Despite the daunting opposition, the Princeton team showed their perseverance with several strong performances including a historic win against No. 8 Stanford, showing the strength and potential of their young squad.
LaVar Ball, American media personality and CEO of Big Baller Brand, has proclaimed himself head coach of both the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Princeton University.
“I have decided to take my talents to the Tigers,” said Ball. “They all going to be big ballers now.”
With just under a minute left in the game, a three-pointer from freshman forward Sebastian Much gave Princeton a three-point advantage, breaking a deadlock that threatened to throw the game into overtime. A successful defensive possession gave the Tigers an opportunity to make it a two-possession game, but a missed one-on-one opportunity gave the Zips an opportunity to tie the game. Akron did just that, nailing a three-pointer to tie the game at 62 apiece.
The men’s hockey team traveled to Arizona State this past weekend for a two-game series against the Sun Devils. The Tigers opened the series with an emphatic 4–0 victory over their rivals, but Arizona would come back in the second game to claw out a narrow victory in overtime against the Princeton squad.
After a close loss to No. 24 Villanova, the women’s basketball team came into their match against Delaware hungry for a win. A career-high performance from senior guard Tia Weledji would give them just that as the Tigers cruised to a 78-60 victory over the Blue Hens.
After facing tough opponents in a rocky start to their season, the men’s basketball team has managed to string together a pair of wins after an 83-76 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Tigers started the game strong, fending off a surge from the Knights in the second half to grab their second win of the season.
With a bid to the NCAA on the line, the Tigers put together a strong performance to sweep Yale in the Ivy League playoffs. Princeton and Yale led the Ancient Eight this season, sharing a piece of the Ivy League title. The tie meant a playoff match in New Haven would determine which side would enter the NCAA. The Tigers clinched their return to the tournament with an emphatic 3-0 victory over the bulldogs.
“When we show up at races everyone has coordinated outfits and everything,” said senior Zartosht Ahlers. “We don’t look good. We really look bad. But I love that. I love people being like that’s Princeton, they look horrible but they are fast. We like our reputation of being weird.”
The women’s volleyball team split this weekend's games against Harvard and Dartmouth and will share the Ivy League title with Yale. This is the third straight year the Tigers have earned a share of the Ivy League crown. The Tigers (10-4 Ivy League) swept the Crimson and narrowly lost to Big Green in five sets. The Princeton team will head to New Haven this weekend to play for an NCAA bid.
This past weekend, the women’s volleyball team travelled to Cornell and Columbia to complete the first half of its Ivy League competition. Despite entering the weekend with a perfect record, the Tigers stumbled against both the Bears and the Lions, knocking the Princeton team off the top spot in the Ivy League standings. They are now tied with Harvard for second.
The women’s volleyball team added to its winning streak in the Ivy League with another pair of wins over Dartmouth and Harvard that put it in the top spot of the Ancient Eight. The Tigers hosted Big Green on Friday and faced the Crimson for sole control of first place. The Princeton team, now 5-0 in conference play, will look to continue this momentum as it travels to Cornell and Columbia next week.
This weekend's sporting events saw mixed results for the Tigers, but an exciting time overall as the season progresses.
The Princeton women’s tennis team competed in the 20th annual Cissie Leary Invitational this weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) at the University of Pennsylvania.
This Friday, Sept. 22 the women’s tennis team will travel to The University of Pennsylvania for the annual Cissie Leary Invitational.
The women’s volleyball closed off their final week before Ivy League play with a balanced performance at the American Volleyball Challenge.
The women’s volleyball team finished the Villanova Tournament with a perfect record after completing a 3-1 comeback against the University of Connecticut.