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As the season draws to a close, the Princeton softball team has put itself in excellent position as it look for its first bid to the NCAA tournament since the spring of 2008. They have put themselves atop the South Division within the Ivy League, going 3-1 on the road against Columbia on the weekend.
Over 22,000 track and field athletes will converge onto the Penn Relays this Thursday for three days of record-setting competition. As one of the nation’s largest and most elite track and field competitions, the annual Penn Relays feature the top high school and collegiate athletes.
The No. 10 Princeton women’s lacrosse team (10-4 overall, 5-1 Ivy League) faced its first tough loss of the season last Wednesday against the No. 17 Penn. The Tigers were hoping to maintain their streak in the Ivy League, but the Red and Blue came out strong. While the Tigers played their best, they were unable to come back from a four-goal run in the first six minutes that ultimately lead to the Quakers leading the entire game. The Tigers lost 12-7 and went into the weekend tied in the conference for first with Cornell (4-1 Ivy League) and Penn.
Men’s golf headed to Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J. this weekend to face off against its fellow Ivy League rivals in the Ivy League Golf Championships.
The women’s golf team traveled to Greenwich, Conn. to compete in the annual Ivy League Championship this past Friday. The Tigers started the three-day tournament on the right foot, claiming second place among seven competitors after the first day, with Harvard in the top spot. Although Princeton would attempt to close the gap throughout the tournament, the Crimson would hold on to clinch the title. The Tigers held onto second.
This past weekend, Princeton baseball (19-17 overall, 10-6 Ivy League) took its Ivy League-leading record on the road to face three-time League champion Columbia (13-23, 7-9). After splitting the two games on Saturday, the Tigers lost by one run in both games on Sunday. Despite the losses, Princeton still leads the Lou Gehrig Division, but holds just a one-game lead over Penn.
While the men’s lacrosse team put up a good fight, its efforts came up short against Harvard this weekend in Cambridge. Facing a tough opponent, the Tigers managed to keep the game close for most of the match, but the Crimson managed to pull away late in the game. Eventually, Harvard would seal a critical win, 16-12, in front of their home crowd.
It was an eventful weekend for men and women’s track at the Larry Ellis Invitational, held at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium.
The Princeton men’s heavyweight and lightweight rowing teams each competed in their second-to-last dual meet of the year this weekend as the regular season winds down and the championships approach. With both teams notching their biggest wins of the season so far the previous week, this weekend’s races were a chance to keep that momentum going, a task that the two squads took on with varying degrees of success.
Men’s lacrosse (4-7 overall, 1-3 Ivy League) will travel to Cambridge on Saturday to take on the Harvard Crimson (6-6, 2-2) in the penultimate game of the season. Both teams have muddled through mixed results this season, with Harvard holding onto No. 4 and Princeton No. 5 in the Ivy League. Saturday’s game will give both teams a chance for a final push.
The men’s lightweight and heavyweight crew teams will face tough challenges this weekend, with the lightweight team team taking on Penn and Georgetown University for the Wood-Hammond Trophy at Lake Carnegie this weekend and its heavyweight counterparts matching up against Cornell and Yale in the Carnegie Cup, also at home.
With one and two dual meets respectively remaining for Princeton women’s lightweight and open crew rowing teams before the end-of-season championship races, these last weeks play a crucial role in establishing momentum and confidence just before the most important races of the year. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 nationally and have enjoyed excellent seasons so far, and as a result they will be hoping to avoid upsets in the lead-up to the championships.
The Princeton softball team (14-22 overall, 7-5 Ivy) split their first doubleheader against Penn before defeating the Quakers (15-19 overall, 3-9 Ivy) in two matches during their second meeting this past weekend, remaining atop the Ivy League South division.
With two impressive victories over Columbia and Cornell this past weekend, Princeton Women’s Tennis claimed the Ivy League Title and won a bid to the NCAA Championships. It is the first time in Princeton history that the Women’s Tennis team has won three consecutive Ivy League Championships.
The Princeton women’s golf team captured its third tournament of the 2015-2016 campaign at the Brown Bear Match Play Tournament. The Tigers handily defeated the Brown Bears on Saturday by a score of 6.5-1.5 to advance to the final where they edged out a resilient Penn Quaker squad 4.5-3.5, completing a successful weekend of action.
The men’s tennis team had a tough Ivy weekend, losing to Columbia 0-4 and Cornell 3-4.
Tigers across all boards dominated at the Princeton Outdoor Invitational this weekend.
After dragging behind the Big Red for the first 45 minutes of Saturday’s game at Sherrerd Field in the Class of 1952 Stadium, the Princeton women’s lacrosse team (9-3 overall, 4-0 Ivy League) bounced back to claim the title for first in the Ivy League and to beat No. 20 Cornell 8-7 (10-2, 4-2). The team remains undefeated in their conference and is ranked No. 11 in the NCAA.
Senior co-captain infielder Billy Arendt explained that every week, Princeton baseball aims to win at least three of the weekend’s four games. After hosting Penn on Clarke Field in perfect weather, the Tigers (17-14 overall, 9-3 Ivy League) can claim to have reached their goal, stealing the first three of four games from the Quakers (14-18, 6-6).
One of the largest campus-wide sporting events, the annual Princeton Dodgeball tournament pitted University clubs and organizations against each other last Thursday night. After over 80 games over ten hours, the Tiger Tones were the surprise underdog in the championship bracket and varsity football defended its championship by fending off varsity men's basketball. The Daily Princetonian reached out to the tournament’s student directors James Poindexter '18 and Louis Tambellini '18 to discuss preparation, tournament surprises and ordering 30 boxes of pizza every 40 minutes.