Men’s Track & Field
On Sunday, Mar. 1, the men’s track and field team secured a team victory at the Indoor Ivy League Championships with 173 points, well ahead of second-place Harvard (116 points) and third-place University of Pennsylvania (91 points).
This is Princeton’s 23rd Ivy League victory in school history, as well as its ninth since 2010. Notable individual performances include senior Joey Daniels’s win in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.77s, which not only set a new school record but also a meet and conference record; sophomore Andrei Iosivas also came out on top in the heptathlon with a total score of 5523, and was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the meet’s conclusion.
Other first-place finishers include sophomore C.J. Licata in the shot put (18.55 meters), senior Justice Dixon in the 200 (21.66s), junior Jeffrey Hollis in the high jump (2.14 meters), and junior Sam Ellis in the 1000m (2:25.65).
Softball @ George Washington Tournament in Washington, D.C.
Softball had a busy weekend at the George Washington Tournament in Washington, D.C. On Friday, the team had two very close wins against Georgetown University and Towson University, with scores of 7–6 and 4–3, respectively.
In the game against Georgetown, junior Mackenzie Meyer had three runs while junior Hannah Lutz had three RBIs. On Saturday, the team faced Georgetown again but lost 5–2 after the Hoyas’ pitchers allowed only six hits all game.
On Sunday, the team started the morning off with a stinging loss to their hosts. The Tigers tied the game in the sixth inning and went ahead 5–4 in the final inning before George Washington scored three runs to finish the game 7–5. Princeton finished the day with a win over Morgan State, pulling away from a tie game in the eighth inning to win 11–9.
Women’s basketball vs. Brown and Yale: W 81–39, W 64–49
After their decisive wins against Yale and Brown this weekend, the women’s basketball team secured the regular season Ivy League title, with an Ivy League record of 12–0. The game against Brown on Friday evening was a blowout win for the Tigers, after scoring the first 14 points of the game and taking a 81–39 win.
Saturday’s Yale game required the Tigers to bounce back, after Yale took a 10–1 lead. But bounce back they did. The Tigers were leading by halftime and won 64–49.
As a part of Senior Day, senior forwards Bella Alarie and Taylor Baur were honored before the Yale game Saturday evening. Alarie went on to have a particularly impressive game, scoring 19 points against Yale. This 2019-20 team is strong as ever heading into the final games of the regular season, the Ivy League tournament, and the NCAA tournament.
Baseball vs. Penn State: L 1–18, L 3–4, L 1–13, L 2–4
Princeton baseball had their 2020 opening series against Penn State Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 at the USA Baseball Complex. It was a tough series for the Tigers, with the Penn State Nittany Lions coming out on top all four games. The Tigers only had one scoring run in their opening game from sophomore Nadir Lewis, who also added one hit and a stolen base.
Game two was the first of a double header on Saturday, and it brought the Tigers’ hopes back into the series. Penn State came out with an early two runs on the board in the first inning before junior Sy Snedeker had a three run home-run in the fifth to give Princeton the 3–2 lead. The Tigers wouldn’t score again, with the Nittany Lions gaining a run in the sixth and tenth innings.
The Nittany Lions didn’t hold back in the second game of the double header, scoring seven runs in the first inning, one in the second, and five in the fifth compared to Princeton’s lone run in the third inning. An RBI double from first-year Noah Granet put the Tigers on the board.
The fourth and final game of the series was a close battle between the two teams. Neither team scored until the fourth inning with Princeton putting one run on the board and Penn State gaining three. Down 2–4 in the eighth inning, senior David Harding had a double that allowed Snedeker to score, but a final strikeout would give the Nittany Lions the sweep.
Female player of the week:
Ice hockey’s Sarah Fillier, sophomore forward, secured a 3-2 Princeton win against Quinnipiac when she scored the winning goal with 8:32 to go in the second overtime. The team is now headed into the ECAC semifinals.
Male player of the week:
Senior Joey Daniels won the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.77 seconds, which is a new school, meet, and Ivy League record.