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Women’s lacrosse (12–3, 6–1 Ivy League) defeated Cornell University (8–7, 4–3 Ivy) 18–15 on Saturday afternoon, finishing the regular season with a stunning victory. After beating Yale last Saturday by a whopping fifteen point lead, Cornell was the last team they had to beat to win the Ivy League Title. This year, the Tigers will share the title with Dartmouth but will earn the number one seed after defeating the Dartmouth Big Green earlier this month. This marks the Tiger’s 15th title in program history and their sixth straight title.
No. 13 Princeton men’s volleyball (18–12, 13–1 EIVA) faced Barton College (25–5, 14–2 conference) on Thursday, April 25 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers took home a 3–1 win (25–23, 25–21, 18–25, 25–20) to mark their first NCAA tournament win in program history.
Men’s Volleyball @ Barton: W 3–1
Men’s lacrosse (7–7, 2–4 Ivy) was defeated 14–13 by Cornell University (10–4, 4–2) on Saturday, eliminating the team from Ivy League playoff contention and cutting its season short.
Myles McGinley ’15 met Cameron Porter ’16 for the first time in September of 2010, when the two soccer recruits were on campus for their official visits. Porter sported a Justin Bieber-style bowl cut; he was as lanky as he was reserved.
Mike Ford made his Major League Baseball debut last weekend, becoming the seventh player to make it to the sport’s highest level after playing at Princeton for current head coach Scott Bradley.
As a general rule, Princeton women’s tennis doesn’t lose. A dominant weekend saw the Tigers lose only two sets en route to trouncing both Brown (10–3, 2–5 Ivy) and Yale (12–11, 4–3) 4–0 in matches. The weekend was a fitting end to a fantastic season. The team finished 18–4 overall and 7–0 in the Ivy League and snagged the Ivy League title for the second consecutive year.
Princeton baseball (11–22, 6–9 Ivy) kicked off the second half of its Ivy League campaign with a strong series in Ithaca this past weekend, taking two out of three from the Big Red (9–21, 4–11) as visitors at Hoy Field. Buoyed by strong outings from senior LHP Ryan Smith in the opening game and junior RHP Andrew Gnazzo in the rubber match, the Tigers showed the league what they can do with a squad at nearly full strength.
Last weekend at Weaver Track Stadium was the annual Larry Ellis track and field invitational. Ellis coached Princeton’s track and field team from 1970 to 1992. He became the first African-American head coach of an Ivy League sport in the process, and coached the 1984 Olympic track and field team. Up against high-caliber competition from all over the country, the Tigers honored his legacy with a host of breakout performances.
Men’s lacrosse (7–6, 2–3 Ivy) defeated Harvard University (5–7, 1–4) 19–15 on Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Junior attacker and captain Michael Sowers had 10 points — three goals and seven assists — which brings his career total to 247, tying all-time point record holder Kevin Lowe ’94.
This past weekend, the men’s and women’s golf teams both competed in their respective Ivy League Championships. The men’s team, an underdog team coming in to the tournament, won the event leading from start to finish its first title since 2013 and its 30th in program history.
The 2019 season brought Princeton’s men’s volleyball team (17–12, 13–1 EIVA) a total of 1202 kills, 170 service aces, 674 digs, 1122 assists, 209 blocks, and a total of 2286 points, and they aren’t done yet. The Tigers hosted the 2019 EIVA championship tournament this past weekend, with George Mason (17–9, 10–4), Penn State (15–15, 10–4), and Saint Francis (15–14, 9–5) in attendance.
Last year, Princeton women’s lacrosse (10–3, 4–1 Ivy) battled it out against Penn (9–4, 3–2) for the Ivy League crown and came away with a 13–10 victory. The two teams have been vying for the title and the automatic bid to the NCAAs for several decades, and Wednesday night was no different. The Tigers took a quick ride to Franklin Field in Philadelphia to take on the Quakers. By the end of the night, the Tigers made out with a close 13–11 win.
Men’s lacrosse (6–6, 1–3 Ivy) will face Harvard University (5–6, 1–3) on Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field in Princeton. The teams are tied for fifth in Ivy League play with two games remaining. This weekend’s match is high stakes — whichever team loses will be effectively eliminated from playoff contention.
Entering the weekend with a 2–1 Ivy League record and in contention for the Ivy League title, Princeton men’s tennis (18–9 overall, 2–3 Ivy League) faced the 16th-ranked Columbia Lions (14–3, 4–0) at home on Friday and then traveled to Ithaca to take on Cornell (13–8, 4–0) on Sunday.
Mid-April means it’s mid-season for all four Princeton rowing teams.
Princeton rowing’s four varsity rosters operate under a necessity that differs from all other varsity programs: a reliance on walk-on contributions.
Facing off against Penn (18–13 overall, 9–6 Ivy League) in a three-game set this weekend, Princeton softball (12–17, 8–4) almost recorded its second series sweep of the season, taking the first two games of the weekend before dropping the third.
This past weekend, Princeton baseball (7–21 overall, 4–8 Ivy League) traveled to Meiklejohn Stadium at the University of Pennsylvania for three games against Penn (19–11, 8–4), hoping to come away with their first Ivy League series win of the 2019 season. That goal would not be achieved, as Princeton dropped games one and two of the series 15–9 and 1–0, respectively. The Tigers were, however, able to come together and avoid the series sweep with a big 7–2 win in the series finale.