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This Saturday, Sept. 24, the women’s volleyball team will travel to Penn for its first Ivy League Conference match of the season. The Tigers, who are coming off a Rutgers Tournament title, will look to clinch the Ivy League opener as they eye a second straight Ancient Eight title.
Last year was a rollercoaster ride of emotion for the Princeton women’s volleyball team. After losing their first three games in the Ivy League conference, the Princeton squad was looking to regroup and find answers.
The women's soccer team ended their season last year as the outright Ivy League champions, winning six games in the Ivy League Conference. Their only tie came from the Quakers, who managed a double shutout against the Tigers.
There are several ways to cap off the regular season. Going on a seven-game winning streak and securing a spot in the Ivy League Championship series is a pretty good one. That is exactly what the Princeton softball team accomplished this Friday and Saturday. The Tigers swept Cornell in a four game series to grab the top spot in the Ivy South Division, advancing to the championships.
This weekend, the men and women’s track and field team competed in Penn Relays and the Lion’s Invitational at TCNJ. While neither meet was scored, the competition gave the Tigers a valuable opportunity to sharpen their skills before the Ivy Championships next week. And if their performance was any indication, both teams seemed in good shape to take on their Ivy rivals.
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 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.
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.
After a difficult season, the men’s volleyball team wrapped up the year with away games at Harvard and Sacred Heart this Friday and Saturday. The Tigers started the weekend in Cambridge, losing to the Crimson, 3-0. The Princeton squad then faced the Pioneers. Again, the Tigers found themselves in a pinch and looked to suffer another loss. However, the Orange and Black stepped up in the final set to end the season with a much-needed win, 3-2.
The women’s tennis team has a busy week ahead of it as it wraps up the Ivy League Conference. The Tigers will open the week by hosting Columbia at home on Friday and will then get a day of rest before traveling to Ithaca to close conference play against Cornell.
This Saturday, the men’s volleyball team traveled to Fairfax, Va., to face EIVA conference rivals George Mason. Despite a strong effort from the Princeton squad, the Tigers fell to the George Mason Patriots in three sets.
This Friday and Saturday, the men’s volleyball team hosted conference rivals Penn State and St. Francis. The back-to-back match ups marked the last two home games of the season for the Tigers as they sought to break their recent losing streak. Despite notable performances and a strong effort from the Orange and Black, the Princeton squad fell to both their opponents, losing 1-3 to the Nittany Lions and 2-3 against the St. Francis Red Flash.
This Friday and Saturday, the women’s track and field team participated in the Stanford and Muhlenberg Invitationals. The Princeton squad continued its strong performance, showing a seamless transition from the indoor season.
After a heart-breaking loss at home earlier in the week, the men’s volleyball team traveled to Newark to close their home-and-home series against the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While the Tigers managed to clinch a tight first set, 25-23, the Highlanders found their rhythm and won the match with 25-20, 25-29 and 25-21 wins.
This Saturday, the women’s water polo team will start their weekend by traveling to Ann Arbor, Mich., for three straight conference matchups against the University of Michigan, Indiana University and Harvard. The road trip will be crucial for the Tigers, who look to advance to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships and defend their title.
This spring break, the women’s tennis team (8-7 overall) traveled to Texas for three matches before conference play begins on Saturday. The Princeton squad returned from its trip having suffered one loss and grabbed two close wins. The Tigers’ sole loss came from the University of Texas, who defeated them 5-2. However, the Orange and Black would rebound to end the trip on a high note with wins over the University of Houston and Rice University.
This past Friday and Saturday, the women’s water polo team continued their season in California, taking part in the annual Loyola Marymount University Invitational. The Tigers started competition strong with two wins over Azusa Pacific University and Whittier College. Princeton fell on the second day of competition to hosts Loyola Marymount in a heartbreaking 6-7 loss.
In what can only be described as heartbreaking, the women’s basketball team saw their 12-game winning-streak come to an end at the hands of Ivy League rival, Penn. In a 62-60 win, the Quakers handed the Tigers their first loss at home in 25 games and clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament. Princeton will have to wait until Monday’s NCAA Selection Show for news of their postseason.
This Friday and Saturday, the men’s volleyball team hosted a double-header against McKendree and Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) rivals, George Mason. Princeton lost both matches at home, 0-3.
This Friday, the men’s hockey team will travel to Clarkson for the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. The Tigers will be looking to outplay their longtime rivals in a best-of-three series, featuring game two on Saturday and a third game, if necessary, on Sunday.