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Last February, before Princeton wrestling’s 2019 faceoff against Rutgers University, head coach Chris Ayres made a bold claim: the Scarlet Knights’ no. 2 ranked 149-pounder, Anthony Ashnault, would not score a single point against the Tigers’ no. 1 ranked, then-junior Matthew Kolodzik.
Providence, R.I. wasn’t ready for Princeton women’s swimming and diving this year, as the Tigers dominated the competition to win their 23rd Ivy League Championship — a league-best record. Princeton finished with 1,569 points during a competition that saw multiple Tigers break school, league, and pool records across a span of four days.
Women’s tennis vs. Yale: W 4–1
No. 23 Princeton women’s basketball’s most recent win in its undefeated Ivy League campaign played out much like many of the previous games: a commanding run featuring stifling defense and efficient offense put Princeton well ahead, and the Tigers coasted to a blowout victory. This time, it just took a bit longer than usual.
Over the weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Staten Island, N.Y., to compete at the Ocean Breeze Fasttrack Invitational and Boston, Mass., to compete at the Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University (BU).
Princeton softball will make the long journey to the Lone Star State this weekend for the annual Houston Tournament. From Friday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 23, the Tigers will take on Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech, Syracuse, and the University of Houston.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the offense showed men’s hockey some love to help the team pick up its fourth overall win and second conference win of the season.
This past weekend, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (20–5–1, 15–4–1 ECAC) played its last road weekend of the regular season traveling to upstate New York to face St. Lawrence (12–13–7, 7–9–4) and No. 7 Clarkson (21–5–6, 12–4–4). Princeton split the weekend beating the Saints on Friday night before losing to the Golden Knights on Saturday afternoon.
At the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championship this weekend, men’s tennis defeated the Penn Quakers 4–3 before falling to the Harvard Crimson 4–2 in the semifinals. The Tigers faced off against Dartmouth in the third place game, a repeat of last year, and emerged victorious with a final score of 4–1.
No. 25 Princeton women’s basketball team is officially halfway done with Ivy League play and plowing through every opponent that they meet.
Following a disappointing Friday night rout at the hands of Ivy League frontrunner Yale, Princeton found a way to salvage their home stint with an impressive win against third-place Brown, 73–54.
Head wrestling coach Chris Ayres can breathe again.
Princeton and Yale entered Friday’s showdown at Jadwin tied atop the Ivy League standings. But by the end of the day, there was little doubt remaining over the identity of the top dog in the conference.
Head women’s basketball coach Carla Berube wants to keep on learning.
No. 25 women’s basketball (17–1, 5–0 Ivy League) makes its second Ivy League road trip of the season this weekend. The Tigers will take on Yale (15–4, 5–1 Ivy) tonight in New Haven and Brown (7–12, 1–5 Ivy) on Saturday in Providence.
Fresh off last weekend’s 6–1 sweep at UNC-Charlotte, men’s tennis (5–2) will head to Ithaca, NY for the 2020 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)’s Division I Men’s Indoor Tennis Championship from Friday, Feb. 14 until Sunday, Feb. 16. The No. 4 seeded Princeton will take on No. 5 University of Pennsylvania in the first round. Whoever wins will take on the No. 1 seed Harvard University in the semifinals.
Men’s volleyball made history last season as EIVA champions. This season, the team seems well on its way toward repeating that title. The team is currently 5–4 overall, but is 3–0 in EIVA conference play. In the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s weekly national top-15, the Tigers have moved up a spot to be tied at No. 11 with Penn State.
At the Harvard-Yale-Princeton (HYP) meet held at Yale over the weekend, which the Tigers have won for the past 27 consecutive seasons, the men’s track and field team saw stellar performances from many members of the team. The Tigers came out on top with a total of 89 points from a number of events, outscoring Yale’s 63 and Harvard’s 28.
This past weekend at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton (HYP) competition, the women’s track and field team had several strong performances that helped secure a team victory against both Harvard (67–58) and Yale (67–56). It was their sixth year in a row coming out on top.
It took three decades, and a dream.