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The women’s hockey team (21-6-2 overall, 14-6-2 ECAC) secured a strong finish to their historic regular season this past weekend. The Tigers tied with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (10-15-7, 8-9-5) by a score of 3-3 on Friday and then defeated Union College (0-28-6, 0-19-3) in a 4-2 victory on Saturday. The clutch finish will earn the women’s hockey team home-rink advantage in this weekend’s ECAC quarterfinals.
Zach Currier didn’t seem to have much of a problem against the New Jersey Institute of Technology. For that matter, neither did the rest of Princeton lacrosse.
This past weekend, the women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the season with a strong performance at the Ivy League Championships hosted at DeNunzio pool. The Tigers grabbed 1411.5 points, earning them a third place finish. Yale, this year’s HYP winners, grabbed second place with 1422.5 points. Harvard took home the title with 1500.5 points.
With the conclusion of this weekend, the Tigers have now earned five straight wins. These last two, however, might just be the sweetest of them all.
This Friday and Saturday the women’s swimming and diving team will return to Denunzio Pool for days two and three of the annual Ivy League Championships. The Tigers started the meet on an auspicious note with strong performances across the board. Nine of the 10 swimmers competing for Princeton went on to represent the school in either the A or B finals.
With the Ivy league season at its halfway point, the Princeton men’s basketball team (16-5 overall, 6-1 Ivy) faces a crucial weekend as they push forward in their bid for the league title and an NCAA tournament berth. Currently finding themselves with sole possession of second place in the league standings after a huge win over Columbia, the Tigers will face first-place Yale (17-5, 8-0) at Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday in what will be their most important game of the year so far. After facing the Bulldogs, who handed Princeton their only league loss earlier in the season, the Tigers host a struggling Brown squad (7-15, 2-6), which they beat soundly in their first meeting this year.
The Princeton softball team (18-24 overall, 9-10 Ivy) looks to kick off a promising season this weekend as it travels to Arlington, Texas to take on South Dakota State University (2-3) and University of Texas at Arlington .
With regular season meets completed, men’s swimming and diving teams throughout the Ivy League anticipate the end-of-year championships. Of these tournaments, the Ivy championship stands at the forefront. This year the Ivies will be hosted at Brown fromFeb. 25 – 27. Until then, all eight teams, which currently represent a wide range of success, will reflect on the past season and improve areas of weakness. Ironically, the current regular season standings perfectly mirror last year’s Ivy championship results, the only difference being Yale and Penn swapping control of third place.
With half of Ivy League play in the books, the men’s basketball team has set itself up for one of its most successful seasons in a long time.
In the 2012-2013 season, the Princeton men’s wrestling team went 0-5 in Ivy League play. For the last two years they have steadily improved but have finished each year with a 3-2 record.
The third-nationally ranked Princeton women’s squash team finished its Ivy League season with an exciting win this past Sunday. Despite lacking the home-court advantage, the Tigers came out on top with a 9-0 finish over Cornell on Friday and a 7-2 finish over Columbia on Sunday, earning their fifth consecutive win and tenth win of the season.
On Friday night, the No. 8 Princeton Women’s Hockey Team (20-6-1, 13-6-1 ECAC) battled it out on home turf against the No. 5 Clarkson Golden Knights (24-3-5, 12-3-5 ECAC) at Hobey Baker Rink. The deciding goal of the game came in the third period from Clarkson sophomore Brielle Bellerive at 6:43, which marked her first goal of the season. The match began relatively uneventfully, with Clarkson outshooting the Tigers 14-6 in the first quarter, but neither team putting any points on the board. The breakthrough came at 7:44 into the second period when Clarkson sophomore Amanda Titus scored off a pass from freshman Ryan McGill. The Orange and Black was quick to respond though, scoring off of a power-play goal set up by sophomore defender Molly Strabley and senior goalie Kimberly Newell and then finished by sophomore defender Kelsey Koelzer. This goal tied the game, but the Tigers remained scoreless for the final two periods, which resulted in a 2-1 loss after Bellerive’s decisive goal in the third quarter.
Despite a four-game skid, the men’s hockey team did not receive a break this weekend. The Tigers’ schedule took them north to face two dominant conference foes in St. Lawrence (16-11-3 overall, 10-6-2 ECAC Hockey) and No. 20 Clarkson (16-11-3, 8-7-3).
The Princeton men’s tennis team enjoyed tremendous success this past weekend, capturing its first Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship since 2001. The Tigers battled a group of challenging Ivy League teams, including Brown, Penn and Cornell.
This past Friday and Sunday, the men’s squash team faced fellow Ivy League rivals Cornell (Overall 7-8, Ivy League 3-4) and Columbia (7-5, 5-2) to conclude regular season play. Princeton lost a close match to Big Red at home to start the week and ended the season
The Princeton women’s basketball team continued its win streak at home with solid wins over Cornell (13-8, 5-2 Ivy) and Columbia (12-11, 1-7).
The women’s water polo team kicked off the season on a strong note this weekend, rattling off wins over California Baptist, Villanova, California Lutheran and Iona at the Princeton Invitational.
After experiencing a season featuring tight wins and a trip to the NCAA tournament, the women’s water polo team will begin their quest for glory once more. This weekend, they will open the 2016 season at home as they take on California Baptist University, Villanova University, California Lutheran University and Iona College at the Princeton Invitational.
This week, Street considers the history of bicker, the process of admitting new members at selective eating clubs. A glance back at the ‘Prince’ archives reveals bicker’s fascinating and often controversial history. Evolving from a five-week process to the weeklong, co-ed system present today, bicker has seen high and low points over the past century.