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Coming off of a disappointing 11-inning loss to Lehigh University on Wednesday, the Princeton softball team will head south to Penn this weekend in an important pair of twinbills that will determine Ivy League South division rankings. Princeton (14-19 overall, 6-4 Ivy League) is currently tied for first with Penn (16-16, 7-5) in the Ivy League South division, with both teams coming off of a loss this past week. The games will be played at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdaybefore the competition resumes at2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
This weekend, in an incredible showing, the Princeton women’s softball team completed a four-game sweep over Columbia to move to the top of the Ivy League South Division standings, winning 3-0, 14-5, 3-2 and 2-0. The Tigers (14-18 overall, 6-4 Ivy League) are now tied with Penn (7-5 Ivy League) for first place in the division.
Sophomore Jordan Lippetz, a member of the Princeton women’s golf team, has had a great season so far; after finishing first in the Low Country Intercollegiate at +2, she was just named Division I Women’s Golfer of the Month. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to talk about concussions, Corgis and cookie butter.
Men’s track and field had a successful weekend at the Sam Howell Invitational, held over the course of two days at the Tigers’ own Weaver Stadium. Friday, the first day of the meet, saw junior Adam Bragg win the pole vault as six other Tigers broke their personal records. Bragg won after clearing 5.15 meters on his first try, while sophomore Ben Gaylord set a personal record of 5.00 meters, clearing on his first attempt. Then, due to poor weather, the event continued indoors in Jadwin Gymnasium. All three hammer throwers set their own personal records, with sophomore Vic Youn throwing for 57.41m on his third try, with all five of his attempts passing his previous best of 50.07m. Senior Jake Taylor threw 56.19m and freshman Gabe Arcaro threw 56.02m, an impressive feat for his second time throwing on a collegiate level.
This weekend proved a disappointing one for the Tigers, as the Princeton Women’s Softball team dropped twinbills against Dartmouth and Harvard. The Tigers (10-17 overall, 2-4 Ivy League) are now ranked third in the Ivy South division, while Dartmouth and Harvard remain in first and second, respectively, in the Ivy North division. The Tigers played the Big Greenon Saturday, falling 5-0 and 8-0, and went on to face off against the Crimsonon Sunday, falling 2-1 and 6-1.
After sweeping a doubleheader against Brown and winning a game earlier this week against Rider, the women’s softball team will face off in twinbills against Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Harvard. The Tigers (10-13 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) currently lead the Ivy League South Division by a narrow margin, as to be expected only one week into conference play. Dartmouth (10-13, 3-1) currently leads the Ivy League North Division, while Harvard (10-15, 1-3) is currently sitting in third. Both teams have won their last two games. The doubleheaders against Dartmouth and Harvard will start at 2 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, respectively.
The Princeton men’s soccer team completed an excellent season this past fall, tying for first in the Ivy League. We invited sophomore goalie Josh Haberman and sophomore defender Mark Romanowski to sit down with the Daily Princetonian, as they went on to talk about Long Island, their ideal dates and teddy bears.
The Princeton softball team swept a doubleheader against Brown on Saturday, finishing both games with a final score of 1-0. The Tigers (9-13 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) came out of the weekend in first place in the Ivy South division.The first game opened with a home run in the bottom of the first from senior infielder Alyssa Schmidt to give the Tigers the 1-0 lead they maintained for the entire game. Junior pitcher Shanna Christian is back and better than ever after putting on an incredible showing, pitching the entire game while giving up only four hits to help the Tigers clinch their victory over the Bears. The game was a close one, with both the Tigers and the Bears seeing three innings with a runner left on third base, but a strong Tiger showing kept Brown off the board.The second game saw freshman pitcher Ashley LaGuardia start on the mound, giving up only a single and a walk. Senior pitcher Meredith Brown gave up two singles in the second inning with only one out before two outs in the infield ended the inning and kept Brown from scoring. After Brown catcher/third baseman Emily Springfield hit a flyball to the outfield in the top of the third, neither team got on base until another Brown single in the top of the fifth inning.The heat was on in the seventh inning as neither team had yet managed to get on the board . Brown utility Grayson Metzger advanced to third base in the top of the seventh before a third out put the Tigers at bat. A single to the left by freshman outfielder Kylee Pierce gave the Tigers the momentum they needed, with a grounder from Schmidt and a bunt from sophomore infielder Haley Hineman giving Princeton a run to win the game. Pierce went three-for-six on the day and marked the second time the rookie had a two-hit game as a Tiger.Saturday saw Brown throw six shutout innings for the first time, breaking a previous personal record of four innings. Saturday was the second time that Christian threw seven shutout innings in her career. The Tigers have now either swept or split the past 18 doubleheaders against Brown, with Princeton sweeping for the third pair of games in a row.Riding the momentum from this successful weekend, the Tigers will return on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to face off against Rider. After this game, however, they enter the most crucial part of their schedule, playing almost exclusively Ivy League teams until they reach the end of the season.
This weekend, the women’s softball team will open up Ivy League play in a doubleheader against Brown on Saturday and will then take on Rider University on Sunday. The Tigers (7-13) have played all of their games away so far this season and will host their first home game at 1985 Stadium on Sunday against Rider.The Tigers, after a successful spring break trip in which they went 3-2, losing two games by one point, are coming off a disappointing 2-4 loss against Monmouth University on Wednesday.Monmouth got on the board in the first inning, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first, with another run in the third before Princeton managed to score two runs in the top of the fifth inning. No Tiger made it past first base during the final two innings, with Monmouth scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth to secure its victory.The Tigers have started the season with a lot of new talent and have lost seven games by only one run. Two Tigers have been batting at .300, senior infielder Alyssa Schmidt on 50 at bats and junior first baseman Emily Viggers on 40 at bats. Schmidt has scored 5 runs this season, while Viggers has scored 3. Junior catcher Skye Jerpbak follows closely behind, batting .286 on 49 appearances at bat, and is tied with senior catcher Cara Worden and freshman outfielder Kylee Pierce for a team-high 10 runs so far this season.Turning to the pitching staff, freshman pitcher Ashley LaGuardia leads the pack with a 3.09 ERA on 63.1 innings pitched and a 4-8 record. Veteran pitchers sophomore Erica Nori and junior Shanna Christian have started easing back into play after injuries, with Nori pitching only 1.2 innings so far this season and Christian pitching 20.2.Brown (5-7) is coming off of a split doubleheader against St. Mary’s College on March 24 and will face off against Cornell on Friday the 27 before it plays Princeton. Princeton’s last four games against Brown have seen the Tigers dominate, with Princeton either splitting or sweeping the last 17 doubleheaders. Janet Leung leads the Bears with a scorching .429 batting average on 42 appearances at bat, with four more Bears batting between .295 and .286 on at least 17 appearances at the plate. Scouting the pitching staff, Katie Orona has a 2.04 ERA on 37.2 innings, followed by Jessica Cherness, who has a 3.12 ERA on 24.2 innings.Princeton was originally scheduled to face off against Yale and Brown on Friday and Saturday, respectively, but the games were moved and rescheduled due to field conditions and weather, with the Yale games rescheduled for April 22. Princeton will play Brown at 2 p.m. at Bordentown Regional High School.
The Tigers continued their perfect seasonon Saturday, winning their first round matchup against the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay 80-70 in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship tournament.
On SelectionMonday, the Princeton Tigers were named the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship tournament. This came as a bit of a surprise to some, as the Tigers had a perfect season, finishing 30-0 and ranked No. 13in both the AP and Coaches Polls, winning their fifth Ivy League Title in six years.
The Princeton Women’s Softball team will travel to Washington, D.C. and Maryland to face off twice against George Washington University and once against the University of Maryland in what is shaping up to look like a promising season. The Tigers (3-6) have already played in two tournaments, both in Florida, this season. Princeton has had notable victories over Florida A&M University and the University of Iowa, a member of the Big Ten, while falling to the nationally ranked University of Central Florida by one point.
The unstoppable and undefeated Tigers have a lot to celebrate after clinching the Ivy League title and a spot in the NCAA tournament after 70-37 and 63-44 victories over Cornell and Columbia, respectively, this weekend. The Tigers (29-0 overall, 13-0 Ivy League) have the best starting record of any team in Ivy League history and are currently ranked 13th in the Associated Press Poll and 14th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and are the second team in the nation to secure an NCAA tournament berth after Tennessee State, which won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament a few hours earlier.The game against Cornell saw two Tigers score in double figures, with senior guard Blake Dietrick and junior guard Michelle Miller leading the pack with 15 points each. Dietrick also recorded six assists and four boards, while Miller managed to finish with three assists and eight rebounds.Princeton netted the first eight points of the game, which opened with a Dietrick layup. Junior guard Alex Wheatley quickly grabbed possession after a missed shot by Cornell forward Nia Marshall to score a jumper of her own. Junior guard Amanda Berntsen and Wheatley both chipped in with layups of their own before a Dietrick three. Cornell’s first points of the game came at 16:20 on a three-pointer by guard Christine Kline. Princeton held Cornell without any field goals for just under four minutes, after which Marshall scored two more points on a jumper to bring the score to 15-7. Halfway through the period, the Tigers found themselves up by 13 after a Dietrick three. The Tigers built up another run in which they went 12-2 in just under three minutes, further pulling ahead to build a 20-point lead over the Big Red on three-pointers from Dietrick and junior guard Annie Tarakchian and two layups from senior forward Mariah Smith to lead 33-13. The first half ended with the Tigers continuing to dominate, pulling ahead with sophomore guard Vanessa Smith netting four points before another jumper from Miller. The period ended with a jumper from Marshall with less than 20 seconds left on the clock to leave the score 39-19 at halftime.The Tigers shot a scorching 65.4 percent from the floor and an insane 83.3 percent from behind the arc during the first half and held the Big Red to just 25.0 percent on field goals. The Tigers let this momentum carry them into the second half of the game, opening the period with a Miller layup, free throw and three-pointer in quick succession. The Tigers kept the Big Red in a scoring drought until 13:26 and without a field goal until 12:49. Until a layup by Cornell guard Kerri Moran, the Tigers went 26-8 to bring the score to 65-27. The Tigers led by as much as 38 during the second half, making Friday’s game the 23rd time this season the Tigers had a lead of at least 20 points and the 15th time the Orange and Black led by at least 30.The game against Columbia had the Tigers itching to cut the nets as the Tigers secured a spot atop the Ivy League and a NCAA postseason tournament berth for the fifth time in six seasons. Dietrick was the only Tiger to score in double digits, leading the team with 17 points, while Tarakchian fell just short of recording a double-double, finishing the game with nine points and nine boards. Miller also was a contributing factor to the victory, finishing the game with eight points, two rebounds and two assists.The Tigers and Lions exchanged shots during the first few minutes of play to bring the score to 4-4, but Princeton quickly picked up steam and powered through Columbia. Starting at 17:26, the Tigers pulled together a strong run in which they went 19-6 in 7:23 to leave them up by 13 with the score at 23-10. The streak started with a Dietrick layup, followed by a Miller three pointer and a pair of Berntsen layups, which allowed the Tigers to pull ahead. With just under two minutes left in the period, the Lions came within six points of the Tigers after a jumper by Columbia forward Camille Zimmerman. The Tigers responded dominantly, with Tarakchian netting a three and a layup while Wheatley scored another point for the Tigers from behind the charity stripe. The period ended with a pair of Dietrick free throws that left the halftime score at 36-23.The Tigers scored the first four points of the second period on a Tarakchian free throw and Miller three before the Lions could answer with a three of their own from Zimmerman. A three by Berntsen and a Columbia free throw, followed by a layup by Lion forward Tori Oliver preceded a 7-0 Tiger run. Princeton led by as much as 26 points with 3:24 left on the clock after a pair of free throws by junior forward Taylor Williams.The Tigers shot 46.9 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from behind the arc, holding the Lions to shooting 33.3 percent on field goals and 25.0 percent on three pointers.The Tigers will close their regular season against Ivy League runner-up Penn this Tuesday, hoping to complete a perfect regular season.
Last weekend, the Tigers pushed through strong matchups, coming out 2-2 on the weekend with their first victory over a Big Ten program since 2006. Two Tigers also received Ivy League weekly honors, with junior catcher Skye Jerpbak named Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman pitcher Ashley LaGuardia receiving both Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors. The Tigers (3-6) played games against Florida A&M University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Iowa and Long Island University. The Tigers split their matches on both days, coming out victorious over Florida A&M but falling to UCF on Friday, while falling to Long Island and besting Iowa on Saturday. The Tigers were also scheduled to take on Florida A&M again on Sunday, but the game was washed out.
The record-breaking women’s basketball team put another exciting weekend on the books as the Tigers (27-0 overall, 11-0 Ivy) cruised through victories over Yale and Brown. This weekend, as the Tigers set a program record for the most wins in a single season, head coach Courtney Banghart also broke the record for the most coaching victories in program history, just days after junior guard Michelle Miller was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America/Capital One Academic All-America third team. This weekend’s dominant performance brought the Tigers even closer to a perfect season as the Tigers defeated Yale 67-49 and Brown 79-67.
As the season kicks into gear, the women’s softball team has a lot to look forward to in games played away from its frozen home field. Last weekend, the Tigers played four games in a tournament at Florida Atlantic University, coming out of the weekend with a 1-4 record. This weekend, the Tigers will return to Florida to play four games at the University of Central Florida. Princeton will face the Florida A&M on Friday at 11:30 a.m., University of Central Florida at 4 p.m., Long Island University on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Iowa on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Sophomore diver Caitlin Chambers has a lot to be excited about, coming off of a perfect league season. This past weekend, Chambers dominated at Ivy League Championships, finishing first in the one-meter and three-meter events and breaking a pool, meet and program record in the process. The talented diver sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about diving, the circus and Lord of the Rings.
After defeating Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend, it looks like an undefeated season might just be with the reach of the Princeton women’s basketball team. On Friday, the Tigers steamrolled the Big Green 70-31, and they went on to crush Harvard 78-57 on Saturday. The Tigers are now 25-0 with a record of 9-0 against Ivy League opponents, and are currently No. 16 in the Associated Press Top - 25 Poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
This weekend, the unstoppable Princeton women’s basketball team will look to extend its undefeated record as it hosts rivals Dartmouth and Harvard as the first part of a four-game homestand. The Tigers (23-0 overall, 7-0 Ivy League) are the only women’s team in the nation still undefeated and are ranked No. 16 in the nation in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and 17th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Dartmouth and Harvard games will be played at 6 p.m. in Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
After dropping her personal record in the mile event below five minutes last weekend at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, sophomore Rachael Chacko is looking forward to Heptagonal Ivy League Championships. This spunky runner sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about gummy vitamins, prairie dogs and Matt Damon.