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Weekly recap: Men's lacrosse wins fourth straight, women's lightweight crew sweeps at Stanford, and men's heavyweight crew loses

<h5>Women’s lacrosse went 1–1 last week.</h5>
<h6>Photo courtesy of Shelley Szwast and GoPrincetonTigers.com</h6>
Women’s lacrosse went 1–1 last week.
Photo courtesy of Shelley Szwast and GoPrincetonTigers.com

Women’s lacrosse vs. No. 9 Maryland, Dartmouth  

On Wednesday evening, No. 12 Princeton (8–3 overall, 3–0 Ivy League) took on No. 8 Maryland (13–1, 4–0 Big Ten) at Sherrerd Field. Despite an early lead, the Tigers fell 19–9 to the Terrapins. 

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Within the first five minutes of the opening quarter, Princeton took off with a 3–0 run. They held the lead for three minutes before the Terrapins scored three goals of their own. By the end of the half, the Tigers were down by four. Princeton would find the net one last time in the last 15 seconds of the third before the Terrapins left the Tigers in the dust with a 5–0 run. Junior attack Kate Mulham led Princeton in scoring with five goals, a career high. 

The Tigers’ second matchup of the week went considerably better than their first. With a dominant offense, Princeton claimed a 17–5 victory over the Dartmouth Big Green (3–8, 1–4 Ivy). Again, the Tigers opened with a 3–0 run, scoring more in the first nine minutes than Dartmouth would over the span of two quarters. At the half, the Tigers managed to pull away with a six-goal advantage. In the third quarter, the Tigers’ explosive defense managed to keep the Big Green out of the net. Unfortunately for Dartmouth, two goals in the fourth were not enough to close the 12-goal gap. 

The Tigers will take on Penn on Sherrerd Field on Wednesday, April 20 for another League matchup. 

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth 

On Saturday afternoon, No. 3 men’s lacrosse (9–2 overall, 7–0 Ivy League) battled against the Dartmouth Big Green (4–7, 0–4) for a 12–10 victory. The Tigers were the first to score, but the Big Green would take a brief one-goal lead. By the half, the two teams were tied 5–5. In the third quarter, the Tigers found some momentum, taking off with a 4–0 run. However, like Princeton, Dartmouth found their rhythm, too. Between the third and the fourth, the Big Green rallied with a five-goal run to take the lead, 10–9. With 12 minutes to play, the Tigers managed to prevent Dartmouth from scoring while netting three of their own to secure the win. The Tigers caused 18 turnovers while the Big Green led in faceoff wins. 

Next, the Tigers will take on No. 17 Harvard on Saturday, April 23. 

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Track and field at Larry Ellis Invitational 

This past weekend, April 16–17, the track and field team hosted the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium. As usual, the men’s team set more school records over the course of two days. Most notable was senior sprinter Michael Phillippy’s new school record in 400 meters with a speedy time of 46.06 seconds. Sophomore thrower William Cauley earned seventh all-time in the hammer throw, throwing a distance of 60.09m. Junior thrower Paul Brennan followed in eighth all-time with 59.90m. In the 200m, first-year sprinter Kaden Reynolds ran a time of 21.26s to take tenth in school history. 

The women’s team saw success this past weekend as well. First-year thrower Siniru Iheoma took second all-time in the shot put, throwing 15.58m. In the hammer throw, senior thrower Luisa Chantler Edmond went sixth in program history with a distance of 54.74m. 

The teams will travel to Virginia to compete in the Virginia Invitational this weekend from April 22–23. 

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Men’s heavyweight rowing at Harvard

The men’s heavyweight rowing team, currently ranked No. 9 in the country, lost on the Charles River this past weekend against No. 5 Harvard. It was Princeton’s first loss of the season, as the Tigers dropped all five races. All of the races were decided by more than five seconds, and three were decided by more than 10 seconds. Next up for the men will be the Carnegie Cup against Yale next weekend on Saturday, April 23.

Women’s openweight rowing vs. Yale

This past weekend, the No. 4 women’s varsity openweight rowing team claimed the Eisenberg Cup for the 12th season in a row, defeating Ivy League foe No. 3 Yale. The first varsity eight crew won by two seconds, with Yale winning both varsity four races and the two other varsity eight races. The Tigers will host No. 1 Texas and No. 17 Rutgers on April 23. 

Women’s lightweight rowing at Stanford

This past weekend, the women’s lightweight rowing team traveled to Redwood Shores, Calif. to take on host Stanford. The Tigers, currently ranked No. 1 in the country, swept all three races. They won the varsity eight race by just under nine seconds and the varsity four by under two seconds. The varsity two race was improperly timed, but Princeton won by open water. Next, the Tigers will compete in the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass. on May 1.

Women’s rugby (club) at the Emperor 7s tournament  

This past weekend, the women’s rugby team competed in the Emperor 7s tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. The Tigers finished second in the elite division, going 2–2 overall, but were unable to get past Navy in the championship game. The team in the open division had a tougher weekend, losing all four matches in blowouts. The team will next compete in the Ivy 7s at Harvard next weekend on Saturday, April 23.

Julia Nguyen is a co-head editor for the Sports section at the ‘Prince’ who usually covers the weekend recaps. She can be reached at trucn@princeton.edu or on Instagram at @jt.nguyen.

Wilson Conn is a co-head editor for the Sports section at the ‘Prince’ who typically covers football, basketball, and breaking news. He is also a senior writer for the Podcast section. He can be reached at wconn@princeton.edu or on Twitter at @wilson_conn.

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