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, New Jersey. This weekend, they will face the Scarlet Knights on Sherrerd Field again.
The Bobcats left their mark in Princeton’s record books in 2017 when they defeated the Tigers 3–2 in triple OT of game one in the ECAC Quarterfinals, the longest game in Tiger history. Since then, however, Princeton has dominated them, snuffing that 2017 team by winning the next two in the series, and then winning five of the six meetings since.
The teams are heading to Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend for the annual Ivy League track and field championship meet. The women are looking to improve upon their fifth-place finish from last year, while the men are hoping to defend their indoor team championship title.
Women’s 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.
Men's Volleyball will face Penn State on Friday and Saint Francis on Saturday. Princeton beat the Nittany Lions in the finals of the EIVA Championships last April — the Tigers defeated St. Francis in the semifinals of that same tournament.
Although Princeton’s two opponents are in the back half of the Ivy League standings, their strong home records suggest that this weekend will be no cakewalk. However, the Tigers, currently on a six-game win streak, have beaten tougher opponents this season.
This coming weekend, the No. 7 women’s hockey team (13–4–0, 8–3–0 ECAC) returns to ECAC play when it travel up north to take on two Ivy League opponents, Dartmouth (5–7–3, 2–4–3) and No. 9 Harvard (10–4–0, 9–0–0).
Last year, No. 11 Princeton wrestling pulled off what head coach Christopher Ayres called “the greatest collegiate athletic turnaround of all time.” The team had spent the year urging their fans to #GetIn: to buy into their program, to hop on board before the bandwagon did. Now Princeton wrestling is back, and the Tigers aren’t satisfied. Getting in isn’t enough. They want to burn the ships.