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Friday, April 12 was a historic night for Princeton’s men’s volleyball team (15—12, 13—1 EIVA). The Tigers beat Saint Francis (15—13, 9—5 EIVA) 3—1 (25—19, 25—16, 20—25, 25—23), a victory that propelled the Tigers to an outright conference title and home court advantage for the EIVA playoffs for the first time in program history. The Tigers also faced Penn State (14—14, 10—4) on Saturday and defeated them 3—0 (25—19, 25—16, 25—20).
Men’s lacrosse (6—6, 1—3 Ivy League) defeated Dartmouth College (2—9, 0—4 Ivy) 13—4 in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, moving them one step closer to qualifying for the Ivy League playoffs. Junior attacker Michael Sowers, with three goals and three assists in this weekend’s game, moved into second place in the program’s all-time points ranking with 237 points, only 10 behind record holder Kevin Lowe ’94.
Men’s baseball @ Penn: L 15–9, L 1–0, W 7–2
Between a halftime ceremony honoring members of the 1994 NCAA champion Princeton women’s lacrosse team and a postgame ceremony honoring the 2019 Princeton women’s lacrosse senior class, Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field was eventful. In the meantime, Princeton (9–3, 3–1 Ivy) found a way to edge out Harvard (6–7, 1–4), winning 14–12 in its final home game of the regular season.
Men’s lacrosse (5–6, 0–3 Ivy) defeated Siena College (5–5, 3–2 MAAC) 19–10 on Tuesday night in a game that saw Princeton’s junior attacker Michael Sowers score six goals and contribute five assists for a career-high 11 points. The win was a boost to the team’s overall record but doesn’t aid its playoff hopes — they are still winless in the Ivy League.
Last night at home, No. 15 women’s lacrosse (8–3 overall, 2–1 Ivy League) sent No. 10 Loyola University (9–4, 5–0 Patriot League) packing with a 14–10 upset victory.
Her junior year, Clare Gallagher ’14 returned early to campus for cross country preseason. It would be the third of four disappointing seasons for her, but she didn’t know it yet. She was focused instead on an alarming trend.
The women’s tennis team (14–4, 3–0 Ivy League) is dominating the Ivy League on the road with an undefeated record they extended to 3–0 this past Sunday as they beat Harvard 4–3. Senior Nicole Kalhorn helped seal the win for the Tigers to just edge out Harvard.
This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s golf teams hosted events in New Jersey. The men’s team hosted several teams in its annual Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club. While not winning the team or individual titles, Princeton still performed well, including a third-place finish by sophomore Jake Mayer at -8. Along with Columbia, the women’s team co-hosted a new tournament, called Match Madness, at Fox Hollow in Branchburg, N.J. The women’s team was narrowly defeated in the final round by the University of Delaware in a contest where four of the individual matches came down to the final hole.
The baseball team picked up its third Ivy League win of the season against Columbia over the weekend, but with the victory came two stinging losses.
Coming off a solid win against Penn (16–8, 0–3 Ivy League) a week ago, the Princeton men’s tennis team (15–7, 2–1 Ivy) came back for more in a two-game home stand over the weekend. Their Ivy League opponents, Dartmouth (12–6, 1–1 Ivy) and Harvard (15–5, 2–0 Ivy), were both ranked ahead of the Tigers coming in to weekend play, but that didn’t seem to discourage them — Princeton was able to beat Dartmouth 6–1 on Saturday and then fell to Harvard in a tight 4–3 loss on Sunday.
Baseball vs. Columbia: L 8–2, W 8–6, L 2–1
Men’s lacrosse (4–6, 0–3 Ivy) defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves in Stony Brook, NY (6–5, 2–1 AEC) 14–4 on Saturday afternoon. In a break from Ivy League play, the team got a morale boost after going 1–4 in their past five games.
The Princeton track and field team is gearing up for the Sam Howell Invitational, its first home meet of the outdoor season, being held this Saturday at Weaver Stadium starting at 10 a.m. After stellar performances in the first two meets of the season, including school-record throws and strong NCAA regional qualifying times, the Tigers are hoping to continue to post top marks.
Racing on Lake Carnegie spanned four hours on Saturday morning as three of four Princeton rowing teams opened their season at home. But it was the one squad that had already tested its speed that came away with the biggest win of the day.
Princeton women’s lacrosse (6–3, 1–1 Ivy) had a successful night on Tuesday against Villanova (7–5, 1–0) before heading into Ivy games, winning 15–6. Villanova head coach and Princeton lacrosse alumna Julie Young ’01 played for current Princeton head coach Chris Sailer during her time at Princeton. Sailer congratulated her former player for her accomplishments with the Villanova Wildcats.
It’s easy to say “equal pay for equal work.” The fact of the matter is that neither the work, nor the product of that work, is equal in U.S. Soccer. The women’s team plays more games, and wins more games (including more World Cups and Olympic championships), than the men’s team. Yet, the women’s national soccer team is paid far less for its victories.
At home last weekend, softball (6–15 overall, 3–3 Ivy League) faced off against its Ivy League co-leader Columbia (12–12, 5–1) in a three-game series. The Tigers took the first of the weekend’s games but dropped the next two by just one run.
Last weekend, for the second week in a row, a struggling Princeton baseball squad took on an Ivy League foe for a three-game set. And for the second week in a row, they returned to Princeton with just one win.
Last weekend, the women’s golf team traveled to Florida for the Harvard Invitational and carded 880, its best three-round event score in program history. The Tigers’ previous best rounds were the 884 they had at Old Dominion’s Princess Anne Invitational this fall and an 889 at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Invitational in the fall of 2017.