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For Rutgers and No. 3 Princeton men’s lacrosse, it’s been a close two years. On March 10, 2018, the Tigers claimed a 15–14 overtime victory on Sherrerd Field. On March 9, 2019, they fell 9–8 in Piscataway, N.J. This weekend, they (4–0) will face the Scarlet Knights (3–2) on Sherrerd Field again.
Around this time last year, the Princeton women’s volleyball team watched Yale take the bid to the NCAA tournament after winning the Ivy League Champion title. In the opening round of the tournament, the Bulldogs fell to Syracuse University.
This past weekend, the Princeton Women’s Volleyball Team (15–6 overall, 11–1 Ivy League) beat Harvard (5–16, 3–9 Ivy) and Dartmouth (7–15, 2–10 Ivy) 3–0 in their second meeting of the year. Like the first matchups, the Tigers shut out the Crimson and Big Green in straight sets, as their win streak climbs to nine in a row.
After its first loss in Ivy play against Cornell last week, the Women’s Volleyball team (8–6, 4–1 Ivy) faced Brown (9–6, 1–3) and Yale (9–5, 4–1) this past Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers won both games, beating Brown in four sets and Yale in three.
In cold and rainy weather, Princeton women’s lacrosse (16–3, 6–1 Ivy) defeated Loyola Maryland (16–5, 9–0 Patriot) 17–13 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This game was the second time that the Tigers faced the Greyhounds after previously winning 14–10.
For the third consecutive year, Princeton women’s lacrosse (14–3, 6–1 Ivy) finished the season as the Ivy League tournament champions. On Friday, the No. 1 seed Tigers defeated Cornell to set up a finals matchup with Penn (12–5, 5–2), the same day the Quakers upset Dartmouth in the semifinals. On Saturday, Princeton pulled away from Penn in the second half to earn a 13–9 win and tournament championship. .
Women’s lacrosse (12–3, 6–1 Ivy League) defeated Cornell University (8–7, 4–3 Ivy) 18–15 on Saturday afternoon, finishing the regular season with a stunning victory. After beating Yale last Saturday by a whopping fifteen point lead, Cornell was the last team they had to beat to win the Ivy League Title. This year, the Tigers will share the title with Dartmouth but will earn the number one seed after defeating the Dartmouth Big Green earlier this month. This marks the Tiger’s 15th title in program history and their sixth straight title.
Last year, Princeton women’s lacrosse (10–3, 4–1 Ivy) battled it out against Penn (9–4, 3–2) for the Ivy League crown and came away with a 13–10 victory. The two teams have been vying for the title and the automatic bid to the NCAAs for several decades, and Wednesday night was no different. The Tigers took a quick ride to Franklin Field in Philadelphia to take on the Quakers. By the end of the night, the Tigers made out with a close 13–11 win.
Last night at home, No. 15 women’s lacrosse (8–3 overall, 2–1 Ivy League) sent No. 10 Loyola University (9–4, 5–0 Patriot League) packing with a 14–10 upset victory.
Princeton women’s lacrosse (6–3, 1–1 Ivy) had a successful night on Tuesday against Villanova (7–5, 1–0) before heading into Ivy games, winning 15–6. Villanova head coach and Princeton lacrosse alumna Julie Young ’01 played for current Princeton head coach Chris Sailer during her time at Princeton. Sailer congratulated her former player for her accomplishments with the Villanova Wildcats.
It’s always difficult going into a game where the opponent is undefeated and highly ranked in the nation, which is what No. 16 Princeton women’s lacrosse team (5–3) discovered Wednesday night against No. 2 Maryland (11–0). Maryland’s Jen Giles and Kali Hartshorn scored four goals each, and Princeton fell 15–7 to the Terrapins in College Park, Md.
Women’s basketball (20–9 overall, 12–2 Ivy) won its final regular-season game 80–68 Saturday against Yale (16–13, 6–8), securing a 10-win streak and an Ivy League title. The win marked the Tigers’ 14th conference title in program history and second in a row. It was also women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart’s seventh first-place finish in the Ivy league regular season out of the 12 years that she has been coaching for Princeton. The Orange and Black shared the regular season title with Penn but earned the one seed in next weekend’s Ivy tournament by having a better head-to-head record against Harvard, the next highest seed.
On Saturday night, first-year guard Grace Stone netted a personal best of 13 points, and junior forward Bella Alarie led her team in scoring. The two propelled Princeton women’s basketball (15–9, 7–2 Ivy) to a 65–59 victory over Columbia (7–16, 3–7) in a tight game.
Making history once again, junior forward Bella Alarie secured 41 points for the women’s basketball team (13–9 overall, 5–2 Ivy League) against Dartmouth (10–11, 3–5) on Saturday afternoon. This makes her the only player in Princeton history to score 40 points or more in a game twice, with the first time happening against Columbia earlier this month. In an interview following the Dartmouth game, head coach Courtney Banghart praised the 2018 Ivy League Player of the Year.
On Feb. 9, women’s basketball (11—9, 3—2 Ivy) defeated Brown (9—13, 1—5), in its fifth Ivy League game of the season. The night before, during its alumnae weekend, the Tigers suffered an overtime loss to the Bulldogs. When asked about the significance of beating Brown after a tough defeat, head coach Courtney Banghart explained that the loss against Yale contributed to the team’s learning curve.
Junior forward Bella Alarie’s 45-point performance in Friday afternoon’s win over Columbia (5–12 overall, 1–3 Ivy League) puts her in impressive company. She set the women’s basketball program record for points and became the second player in Princeton basketball history to score at least that many. The other? Bill Bradley ’65.