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Men’s baseball continued its Ivy League conference schedule this weekend with a three-game home series against Penn. The team received an absolute gem of a pitching performance in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader from senior righthanded pitcher Ben Gross, who threw his first ever complete-game shutout in a 3–0 win, but still lost the series after falling 7–2 and 10–1 in the other two games.
The last time men’s volleyball faced off against George Mason, the team took two of the first three sets from the EIVA regular season champions before ultimately losing in five. This weekend, Princeton will have a chance to avenge the loss, with even higher stakes, as it prepares to play George Mason once again in the EIVA semifinals.
In its final home game of the season, Men’s Volleyball took George Mason University to five sets but were unable to close the deal, falling two sets to three.
While most Princeton students were enjoying the first weekend of spring break, sophomore Declan Farmer was up to something a bit more exciting — leading Team USA to a gold medal in sled hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. Farmer was the star in the dramatic 2–1 U.S. victory in the gold medal game against Canada.
Men’s hockey concluded its improbable run to the ECAC championship with an overtime 2–1 victory over Clarkson on Saturday. Senior forward Max Becker scored the game-winning goal at the 2:37 mark in the overtime period, giving Princeton its first ECAC championship since 2008 and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The top seeded Tigers proved why they were regular season Ivy League champions by dismantling Yale in the tournament semifinal. Now, they await the winner of Harvard vs. Penn in the biggest game of the season.
Princeton has come out firing on all cylinders here in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, and has given the strong contingent of Orange and Black much to cheer about in the opening half.
This weekend, women’s basketball will travel to Philadelphia to play in the second annual Ivy League Conference Tournament. With an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line, the Tigers will begin the weekend at 6 p.m Saturday against Yale (15–12 overall, 8–6 Ivy) and will advance to the championship game 4 p.m. Sunday with a win.
“They became stars of this team by playing their roles perfectly,” said Head Coach Courtney Banghart of the seniors. “I hope all the classes below them see what leadership is.”
“Our upperclassmen are seasoned veterans and taking a good leadership role,” said head coach Lisa Van Ackeren. “Most of them have been here for two championships, and they know what the expectations are.”
Men’s basketball beat Harvard on Saturday, snapping a three-week losing streak. The Tigers face a steep climb to secure the final spot in the Ivy League Tournament. Before the game, seniors Amir Bell, Aaron Young, Mike LeBlanc, and Alec Brennan were honored in their final game at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Princeton fell to Harvard 72–66 in overtime, the team’s seventh consecutive loss in Ivy League play. Despite leading for most of the game, Princeton was unable to put the Crimson away, as Harvard tied the score near the end of regulation and dominated the overtime period.
Princeton men’s basketball (11–14 overall, 3–7 Ivy) extended its losing streak to six games this weekend, losing road matchups to Cornell (10–13 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 107–101 (3OT) and Columbia (7–16 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 85–60 on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. Here are some themes that emerged over the course of the weekend.
Around the Ivies: Men’s Basketball
In a matchup between two teams tied atop the Ivy League standings, the women’s basketball team made a strong statement Tuesday night with a 60–40 win against Penn in front of a home crowd at Jadwin Gymnasium. The Tigers dominated on both ends of the court throughout, taking an early lead and never allowing Penn back into the game. With the win, Princeton moves into sole control of first place in the Ivy League.
Halfway through its Ivy League conference schedule, Princeton men’s basketball has found itself in a rut. The Tigers lost games against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, dropping to a three-way tie for No. 5 in the Ivy League standings.
Over the weekend, Princeton wrestling traveled to New England for meets against Harvard and Brown. The Tigers split the doubleheader, defeating Harvard 21-17 but falling 17-15 to Brown.
Playing its final home game of the semester, Princeton men’s basketball (3–6) earned a much-needed non-conference win over Monmouth (3–8) on Tuesday night. Princeton scored the final nine points of the game to cap off a 69–58 victory.
Continuing its tough non-conference schedule, Princeton traveled to the nation’s capital Wednesday night to face George Washington University. The Tigers kept the game competitive throughout, but ultimately fell 71-60, a story that has become a theme of the early season.