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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.
A new Ivy League football schedule has the Tigers facing off against Brown on homecoming weekend. The new schedule will feature games between regional rivals on the final weekend of the season.
The women’s swimming team defied expectations, posting 1,301 points in the Ivy League Championships. The team made a strong push under first-year head coach Bret Lundgaard, improving markedly from their 1,024 points from last season.
The men’s basketball team conceded its second game to the University of Pennsylvania this season after a tough 82–65 defeat. Penn’s victory puts them at the top of the Ivy League with a perfect 6–0 record. Princeton is now tied with Columbia with a 3–3 record. The top four teams in the Ivy League will qualify for the Ivy League tournament.
After sweeping Temple University 7–0, the women’s tennis team entered the weekend slated to face off against the University of Delaware and No. 12 Auburn University. The doubleheader began on an auspicious note as the Tigers swept Delaware 7–0, taking two of three in the doubles point and sweeping the singles. However, Princeton awaited nationally ranked Auburn fresh off a sweep of Cornell University. The Tigers would knock of Auburn 4–2, improving their dual-meet record to 3–0.
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.