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Moments into the second half, junior Tess D’Orsi scored her 64th goal of the season to even the score of the NCAA quarterfinal matchup between Princeton and Boston College at seven. From there, the Eagles would overwhelm the Tigers, dominating both off faceoffs and set plays to win 17–12 and advance to the NCAA women’s lacrosse final four in Baltimore. For the Tigers, an impressive season ends on a sour note, as a game that once looked winnable for the orange and black soon fell out of reach.
On the wrestling mat, Joe Dubuque is still only for a second. He lunges, he bounces, he spins. He folds himself in two. He drops to his hands and knees, springs back up. He flinches at each move Princeton’s opponent makes. But Dubuque isn’t Princeton’s wrestler; he puts on his nonstop, kinetic show from the coaches’ corner.
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.
Princeton’s women’s lacrosse’s NCAA tournament run is off to a strong start.
A solid showing at the Ivy League Heptagonal championships last weekend earned women’s track and field a fourth-place finish, one step up from its indoor fifth-place performance.
Seven individual first-place finishes, 13 All-Ivy League honorees, and a host of other medal performances secured defending champion men’s track and field the 2019 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. The win, by a whopping 59 points, represented the program’s ninth triple crown and head coach Fred Samara’s 46th Ivy League title.
Coming off a dominating run, winning 13 of their last 14 matches, and going undefeated in the Ivy League for the second consecutive year, the women’s tennis team came in with a full head of steam going into their 10th NCAA Tournament in school history. As the sole Ivy League representative, the 34th-ranked Tigers flew across the country to Seattle last weekend, defeating No. 27 Northwestern 4–1 and then falling to No. 10 University of Washington on their home court. The team’s 19 wins for the season ties for the second best in school history, and its victory over Northwestern marks their first tournament win since 2014.
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. .
The No. 13 men’s volleyball team’s (18–13, 13–1 EIVA) historic season came to an end on April 30 as the team was defeated by No. 3 Pepperdine 3–2 (23–7, 9–3 MPSF) in Long Beach for the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Cornell, Penn @ Ivy League Tournament: W 11–6, W 13–9
Growing up in Michigan, the Pistons meant everything to Detroit. It’s been over a decade since the team has been relevant, but the Pistons have always remained a source of pride from their win in the 2004 Finals over the Los Angeles Lakers. The series is still discussed today, not just because Detroit, with only one All-Star, upset a team led by Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Gary Payton, but because of the way they played. The constant speculation of in-fighting between superstars Kobe and Shaq was a big juxtaposition to the Pistons, who were seen as playing much more cohesively with a blue-collar approach.
As the outdoor season comes to a close, men’s and women’s track and field are both gearing up to host the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) this weekend. With titles in cross country and indoor track and field already under their belt, the men will strive for their second triple crown in two years. And with the women’s title all but guaranteed to go to powerhouse Penn, the Tigers will aim for for a second-place finish.
Softball (14–24 overall, 10–8 Ivy) will close out the season this weekend with a three-game series at Dartmouth (10–26, 7–11). The Tigers will be looking to rebound after a series loss to Cornell (10–32, 5–13) last weekend, in which they took the first game 10–5 and lost both of the next two by a score of 4–3. The series saw strong performances from senior outfielder Kaitlyn Waslawski (4 for 11, 4 RBI) and junior outfielder Megan Donahey (6 for 10, 2 runs scored). Sophomore pitcher Allie Reynolds started all three games for the Tigers, and her 18 ⅔ innings pushed her season total to 138 ⅓, first in the Ivy League. She also picked up her ninth win of the year in Saturday’s first game, moving her into third in the conference. Reynolds has started the last seven Ivy League games for the Tigers, going 2–5 in these starts.
Princeton baseball (13–23, 8–10 Ivy) won its last home series of the season last weekend, taking two out of three games against Brown (11–25, 8–10 Ivy) for their second consecutive series victory.
HYP week is always a big one for the men’s lightweight crew with a chance to best their two biggest rivals - the Crimson and the Bulldogs. However, few expected this season’s racing would produce results as exciting as last year’s.
The Princeton men’s and women’s rugby teams jointly hosted the ninth annual Rickerson Cup on Rickerson Field this past Saturday. The women’s team won the B-side bracket, and the men’s team finished as runner-up in the A-side bracket.
Five months after helping lead Princeton football to its first undefeated season since 1964, John Lovett and Stephen Carlson took the next step in their football careers by signing NFL free agent contracts.
After 12 years at Princeton, women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart is leaving to take the head coaching job at UNC, the schools announced Tuesday morning.
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.
No. 13 Princeton men’s volleyball (18–12, 13–1 EIVA) faced Barton College (25–5, 14–2 conference) on Thursday, April 25 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers took home a 3–1 win (25–23, 25–21, 18–25, 25–20) to mark their first NCAA tournament win in program history.