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The game was tightly contested throughout, beginning in the first half, in which the teams traded touchdowns in each quarter to enter halftime tied at 14-14. Both of Princeton’s first half touchdowns came through passes from senior quarterback Chad Kanoff to junior receiver Jesper Horsted, a combination that has been lucrative for Princeton throughout the season.
Princeton football (2–0) will take on its first Ivy League opponent this year, facing Columbia (2–0) on Powers Field at Princeton Stadium this Saturday, Sept. 30, with kickoff at 12:30 p.m. When these teams faced each other last year, the Tigers won handily in a 48–13 rout of the opponent, making it six straight wins against the Lions.
The Tigers’ three-round score of 889 was the program's best for a 54-hole event. This record broke the 891 three-round score posted by the team in last year's Ivy League Championships. After strong play this past weekend, this coming weekend with a home tournament at the Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, NJ is sure to be quite exciting. The only Ivy League school missing out on this annual tournament this year is Cornell, but the rest will be joined by Georgetown, Rollins, and Seton Hall.
Following successful tournaments at Duke and Penn two weekends ago, the men’s tennis team was looking forward to keeping that strong showing this past weekend at home as they hosted the Ivy-Plus Invitational at the Lenz Tennis Center Friday through Sunday.
The Princeton field hockey team had a successful weekend on the road on Sept. 23 and 24, winning their first Ivy League opening game against Dartmouth and beating Boston University the day after.
The Princeton men’s golf team continues its strong open to the season, netting a second place finish at the Quechee Collegiate Invitational hosted by Dartmouth in Vermont. It is the second tournament of the season for the Tigers, who just finished competing at Duke’s Rod Myers Invitational a week earlier.
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.
For the men’s water polo team, Harvard week has officially begun. Returning home from the Mountain Pacific Tournament this past weekend, the Tigers have a few days without matches before taking on No. 11 Harvard this weekend at Denunzio Pool.
In a repeat of last year’s result, women’s volleyball opened the season with another win over Penn. The reigning Ivy League champions swept the Quakers, 3-0, in an encouraging performance as they look to defend their title in the Ancient Eight this year. The Tigers (1-0 Ivy) have now won 21 of their last 22 games in conference play and will look to extend this impressive record when they face Brown and Yale next week.
This Saturday, Princeton football posted another strong performance, defeating Lafayette on the road, 38-17. After falling behind 7-3 early in the game, Princeton’s offense began to produce at a dominant pace, and its defense bared down en route to a blowout victory. With the win, the team improved its record to 2-0 and appears poised for another strong run in Ivy League conference play.
After their hot start to the season, Princeton suddenly finds itself not as an underdog looking to make some noise, but as a competitor vying for the top spot in the league. The next test for the Tigers comes in the form of Ivy League play.
This weekend, Princeton football (1–0) heads up to face non-conference opponent, Lafayette (0–3), at Fisher Stadium with a kickoff set for 6 p.m. on Saturday. Last year, these teams played each other in the season opener, with the Tigers walking away victors after a crazy 35–31 comeback. In the 50th meeting between the two teams, Princeton will be hoping to repeat that success.
This Friday, Sept. 22 the women’s tennis team will travel to The University of Pennsylvania for the annual Cissie Leary Invitational.
The Tigers faced no. 4 Duke last weekend, flying down to North Carolina on Saturday. This was the start of a busy schedule for the Princeton field hockey team as they embark on a period of six games in two weeks.
When the Princeton football team took the field at Princeton Stadium for the final time last fall, the Tigers defeated Dartmouth and left as Ivy League Champions for the 11th time in school history.
While it is still early in the season for both the men’s and women’s teams, it seems that the underclassmen will be critical to the success of both teams during their 2017 campaigns.Both teams were in action this weekend and both teams were well represented by their freshman and sophomore runners.