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Tonight, the men’s soccer team will take the short trip over to Lawrenceville, New Jersey, to take on its neighbor Rider (12–5–2 overall, 6–2–2 conference) at 7 p.m. Princeton (3–3 overall) has rebounded after a slow start to its season, winning its last two games at its temporary home field of Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium, which is usually the lacrosse field. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams have been moved there from Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium for the last week due to the heavy rain Princeton got the weekend of Sept. 8.
Starting his third season, head women’s cross country coach Brad Hunt hopes to lead his team to an Ivy League title. Things look promising for the Tigers: after taking first at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton annual matchup, women’s cross country is off to a speedy start. Hunt has recruited two powerhouse underclassmen classes, and the team possesses depth, experience, as well as strong leadership from its nine seniors.
Princeton’s women’s volleyball (7–4 overall) had a lot of positive takeaways from its three-game weekend at the Cherry & White Classic at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia. Princeton defeated New Hampshire (4–10) on Friday and Maryland (9–3) on Saturday before falling to Temple (3–9).
Football @ Butler: W 50–7
The Princeton women’s tennis team began their fall season with a powerful performance at home in the Princeton Invitational tournament, showcasing their strength and versatility against Syracuse, Penn, and Temple.
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.
The women's tennis team gets set to defend its Ivy League title as it kicks off the fall 2018 season this weekend. The Tigers will host the Princeton Invitational at the Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center throughout the weekend, where they will match up in both singles and doubles against Syracuse University, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania.
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. Princeton ended the invitational 3–2, with a second loss to No. 4 Stanford. The Tigers are now 6–2 overall for the season.
The 2017–18 academic year gave Tiger fans their fair share of memorable sports moments. From incredible comebacks to heartbreaking losses, from breakout performances by freshmen to career milestones attained by seniors, this year gave us plenty of unforgettable moments across Princeton sports. And as this year comes to an end, The Daily Princetonian takes a look back at some of the best memories from this season and counts down the top 10 moments of Princeton sports.
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.
In the opening match of the NCAA tournament in Lubbock, Texas, women’s tennis came within a point of knocking out No. 19 Illinois University, but fell just short to lose 4–3.
Sophomore Maya Walton looked to repeat last year’s success in the NCAA women’s golf championships, to which she earned an individual bid by qualifying in fifth place at the 2017 NCAA Athens Regional. At this year’s three-round regional tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, however, Walton fell short of securing an individual bid to the NCAA finals in Oklahoma, while the team also failed to secure a team bid.
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.
Men’s track and field @ Franklin Field: 1st Place in Outdoor Ivy Heps
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. Princeton then advanced to face the Quakers, edging past Penn 13–10 to claim the tournament title.
A promo posted by the New York Liberty on their Twitter page announcing their 34th pick: Leslie Robinson