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Princeton field hockey was beat by Harvard in overtime, 3-2. The Tigers started slowly in the first half and saw a sequence of shots on corners, which were blocked by freshman goalkeeper Grace Baylis. However, by the 13 minute mark, the Orange and Black were down one as the Crimson's Marissa Balleza touched in a pass from her teammate. The Tigers saw their best opportunity of the half from freshman midfielder Taylor Nolan, who found space in the circle, but shot wide of the goal. Several minutes later, Harvard pushed the ball past Baylis from a mishit in the circle; the goal stood, and the Crimson doubled their lead.
After a disappointing loss against Columbia that placed it in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Ivy League, the Princeton women’s soccer team is scheduled to host long-time rival Harvard this coming Saturday.
It was a tough weekend for the Princeton men’s water polo team last Saturday in Cambridge, as they dropped a heartbreaking 8-7 match to a strong Bucknell squad. Last weekend’s loss brings Princeton to a 13-7 overall record, while the Tigers dropped to 13th in the overall national poll after reaching ninth place in the national polls following back-to-back wins over George Washington and Navy.
This weekend either the Tigers' or the Crimson’s perfect record in Conference play will end. Along with football and soccer, Princeton field hockey will take on Harvard in what is likely to be its biggest game of conference play this season. Both sides have yet to lose a game, with the Tigers conceding only one goal and Harvard only two. The matchup between these teams is incredibly close and could be the game that decides the Ivy League champion. In previous seasons, Princeton’s biggest rival has been Penn, however this season the Quakers were defeated 3-2 in overtime by Harvard, and although the Crimson have not scored as many goals as Princeton, they have managed to grind out wins where necessary.
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Despite playing well and hard, the ninth-ranked Tigers fell to a determined thirteenth-ranked Bucknell squad in a heartbreaking 8-7 slugfest at Harvard’s Blodgett pool.
On October 3, former Princeton lacrosse midfielder and current national lacrosse star Tom Schreiber ’14 signed a one-year agreement with the Toronto Rock. The 24-year-old Tiger legend is regarded as one of the best players to ever wear the Orange and Black jersey, completing his collegiate career with the most goals, assists and points ever made by a Tiger midfielder. A three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) first team All-American, Schreiber has continued to succeed far beyond the Orange Bubble and the NCAA, as he was named Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) MVP in 2016 on the Ohio Machine.
Senior Caroline Joyce and sophomore Nicole Kalhorn handily defeated the ITA’s No. 4 doubles team of University of Michigan’s Brienne Minor and Mira Ruder-Hook 6-2 in the highlight of Princeton Women’s Tennis’ showing at the Wolverine Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan this past weekend.
On Saturday, Princeton beat Brown 5-1 with senior captain Cat Caro scoring three points against the Bears. In the opening two minutes, Caro converted from a short corner to give the Tigers an early lead and set the tone for the game. Caro then came up with another goal 20 minutes in from a short corner shot by freshman midfielder Maddie Bacskai. Junior striker Ryan McCarthy then found space and played the ball to her teammate, junior Rachel Park, who remained calm in a one-on-one situation with the Brown goalie and pushed the Tigers to a 3-0 lead. Along with her assist, McCarthy scored a stellar backhand just minutes before the half, making sure the Tigers out shot Brown, 13-0, at the half way point.
Junior quarterback John Lovett passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third as the Princeton Tigers (4-1, 2-0 Ivy) cruised to an easy victory over Brown (1-4, 0-2 Ivy).
After two convincing sweeps against Brown and Yale this past weekend, the Tigers have now defeated every team in the Ivy League this season.
The men’s water polo team continued their steady improvement last weekend with two decisive victories against George Washington and Navy at home. While both wins were non-conference, they have boosted the Tigers’ No. 13 rank to a season high of 9, making Princeton the highest-ranked Northeast Water Polo Conference team in the nation.
Along with football and women’s volleyball, Princeton field hockey will host Brown this weekend on Saturday at 12 p.m. They are heading into the game with momentum behind them after dominating Columbia last Friday 6-0, their biggest win of the season so far. The Tigers head into the game ranked ninth in the coaches poll after suffering a narrow loss in overtime on Sunday against Duke.
Following a successful three-game road trip, the Princeton Tigers (3-1, 1-0 Ivy) will return home this Saturday to face the Brown Bears (1-3, 0-1 Ivy) in a critical Ivy League matchup.
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Facing off against the nation’s top ranked doubles team in the first round of the main doubles draw at the ITA All-American tournament on Thursday, senior Alex Day and junior Luke Gamble battled back from a 1-6 start to take the second set 6-3 and lead 12-11 in the deciding tiebreaker.
The women’s soccer team suffered another disappointing blow in Ivy League play last Saturday, outscored 2-1 by Brown.
The No. 12 Princeton Women’s Field Hockey team (7-5 overall, 3-0 Ivy) shut out the Columbia Lions (6-5, 1-2) with a victory under the lights in New York on Friday. The loss was Columbia's first on its home turf this season and marked the end of its three-game winning streak. The last time the Lions and Tigers faced one another, Princeton had the final word in an overtime thriller. Columbia held a 3-2 lead with just under four minutes to go, but current sophomore back Nicole Catalino scored twice to clutch the win for Orange and Black. Last year’s nail-biting victory was a much more exciting match for spectators, but this year’s domination certainly wasn’t upsetting any Princeton fans either. The Tigers began with great momentum right from the start, with three quick goals in the first half. Just five minutes into the game, Junior striker Ryan McCarthy tallied her eighth goal of the year with some terrific stickhandling and a shot to the far post. Senior back Hailey Reeves proceeded to give the Tigers a two-goal lead five minutes later off of a redirection. Finally, with a little less than four minutes left in the first half, senior midfielder Cat Caro pushed the gap to 3-0. Caro continued to dominate in the second half with a goal less than a minute into it and two more in the 42nd and 65th minutes.
Junior quarterback John Lovett rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another as the Princeton Tigers (3-1, 1-0 Ivy) rolled over Georgetown (3-2, 2-1 at home), 31-17.
Junior goalkeeper and co-captain Vojislav Mitrovic and the Princeton water polo team (11-6 overall) are on a roll this season. Despite losing a few close early games, the Tigers are determined to defend their CWPA Eastern Conference Championship. Former conference defensive player of the week, Mitrovic sat down with the ‘Prince’ to discuss water polo, traveling, and his future outlook.