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Continuing its tough non-conference schedule, Princeton traveled to the nation’s capital Wednesday night to face George Washington University. The Tigers kept the game competitive throughout, but ultimately fell 71-60, a story that has become a theme of the early season.
Eight months after winning the inaugural Ivy League Championship in Philadelphia, Princeton Men’s Basketball returned to the City of Brotherly Love to face St. Joseph’s in its 3rd non-conference game of the season. This time, however, the Tigers failed to come away with a win, falling 71-58.
With 67 combined points, over 1,000 yards of total offense, and no shortage of big plays, Saturday’s Princeton-Yale game was as exciting as could be expected for a matchup between the Ivy League’s two best offenses. For the fourth time this season, however, Princeton wound up on the losing side of a thrilling game, falling 35-31 at home to Yale. The Bulldogs overcame a 17-point deficit in the first half to deny Princeton what would have been its first bonfire since 2013.
Over Fall Break, Princeton Football played a pair of thrilling games against Ivy League foes Cornell and Penn. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they were on the losing end of each game, falling 29-28 and 38-35 to Cornell and Penn, respectively.
In a nationally televised Friday night game, Princeton football routed Harvard 52–17 on the road, showing the wide audience present why the team deserves to be taken seriously. Senior quarterback Chad Kanoff was highly efficient, not throwing an incompletion until the third quarter, and the defense kept Harvard off the scoreboard for much of the game.
From the fumble recovery on the opening kickoff onwards, Princeton football was dominant against Brown, cruising to a 53-0 victory, earning its first Ivy League win of the season, and improving its record to 4-1.
A week after enduring a disappointing defeat to Columbia, Princeton football returned to its winning ways Saturday with a convincing victory over Georgetown. Scoring 50 unanswered points, Princeton dominated on both sides of the ball and finished its nonconference schedule with a 50–30 win.
In a league filled with talented, experienced teams, one would expect a plethora of thrilling, fiercely competitive matchups. Unfortunately for Princeton, the football team ended Saturday on the wrong end of such a game in its Ivy League opener against Columbia, losing 28-24 after Columbia completed a 63-yard touchdown pass with just 1:12 remaining to secure the win.
This Saturday, Princeton football posted another strong performance, defeating Lafayette on the road, 38-17. After falling behind 7-3 early in the game, Princeton’s offense began to produce at a dominant pace, and its defense bared down en route to a blowout victory. With the win, the team improved its record to 2-0 and appears poised for another strong run in Ivy League conference play.
When the Princeton football team took the field at Princeton Stadium for the final time last fall, the Tigers defeated Dartmouth and left as Ivy League Champions for the 11th time in school history. Returning last Saturday, Sept. 16, the team began this year’s campaign to defend their title with a resounding 27-17 nonconference win against San Diego. Facing a solid opponent that won an FCS playoff game last season, Princeton combined a stout defense, a productive offense, and an opportunistic special teams unit to earn the win in convincing fashion, scoring early and never relinquishing the lead.
As the rest of the student body returned to campus this past week, the Princeton men’s soccer team commenced its season with a series of non-conference games. The team failed to pick up a win, but its performance leaves much room for optimism for the coming season.
Following a successful season and victory in the Ivy League Championship, the Princeton men’s and women’s track teams performed admirably in this past weekend’s NCAA East Regional Meet in Lexington, Ky. In damp competitions delayed due to rain, several Princeton athletes punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships, held June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore.
For the second consecutive year, the Princeton women’s softball team has won the Ivy League Championship, earning the team a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament. The team made quick work of Harvard this year, sweeping the Crimson in a doubleheader at 1895 Field.
At the beginning of the season, the Princeton women’s softball team identified its major goal as defending the Ivy League title and winning at least once in the NCAA tournament. Princeton will have the chance to secure one of those objectives this weekend, as they face Harvard in the Ivy League Championship Series for the second consecutive year with the conference title and an NCAA tournament bid on the line. Though playing this season’s series in the friendly confines of Class of 1895 Field, the Tigers will hope for a repeat of last year’s outcome, in which they defeated Harvard in two out of three games.
In the penultimate weekend of their regular season, the Princeton softball clinched the Ivy League South Division and a spot in the Ivy League championship series after winning three out of four games against Columbia.
Fifty years after winning an Ivy League Championship, the 1967 Princeton men’s lacrosse team will return to campus this weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In that season in 1967, the team rebounded from an 0-4 start to post an undefeated record through Ivy League play, ultimately earning Princeton’s first outright Ivy League Championship in four years. Team manager John DeYoung ’67 still recalls vividly the “smiles of the faces of the guys on the bus back from Ithaca,” after Princeton’s victory over an until-then-undefeated Cornell team, a matchup that sealed the Tigers’ title. A half century later, the team’s tight camaraderie has hardly waned. “Talking to these guys, it’s like we just got back on campus after the trip to Ithaca,” said DeYoung. In fact, a remarkable 28 out of 40 team members will return for the reunion to celebrate the team’s accomplishments then and since.
Princeton softball travelled to New England this weekend for a string of games against two opponents in the Ivy League North Division, Harvard and Dartmouth. Coming off an opening weekend to Ivy League play in which the team emerged undefeated, Princeton protected its first-place position in the conference. The team dropped both games of its Saturday doubleheader against Dartmouth, but rebounded well on Sunday, winning twice against Harvard.
Princeton softball made a strong claim as to why it is the team to beat in the Ivy League by going undefeated this weekend, boasting a pair of wins against Brown and Yale. The team won both close and lopsided games over the course of the weekend and asserted its dominance on offense and defense.
Since the beginning of its season on May 3, the Princeton women’s softball team has worked through a hectic schedule, playing 18 games over the course of just three weeks. Disadvantaged with less practice and game experience than many of its early opponents, the team began its season slowly, but has responded in strong fashion to post a 7-11 overall record as of March 26. This weekend, the team will transition into Ivy League play, beginning with a pair of home doubleheaders against Brown and Yale.
The Princeton women’s basketball team’s season came to an unfortunate end this afternoon after the team suffered a defeat in the Ivy League Tournament final against
top-seeded Penn. Despite fighting valiantly, Princeton came up short against a
strong Penn team playing in its home arena, losing 57-48.