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Women's volleyball falls to Yale and defeats Brown solidifying second-place Ivy standing

This weekend has cemented Princeton’s spot in the the Ivy League Conference standings, sandwiched between Yale at the top and Brown in third. The Ivy League Championships are approaching fast, now just two weeks ahead. 

This weekend has cemented Princeton’s spot in the the Ivy League Conference standings, sandwiched between Yale at the top and Brown in third. The Ivy League Championships are approaching fast, now just two weeks ahead. 

SPORTS | October 31

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Men’s water polo goes 5–2 during their second California trip, with wins over four ranked opponents

On Sunday, No.6 men’s water polo returned from their second California trip of the season, going 5–2 over a seven day span that saw them beat four ranked opponents. 

On Sunday, No.6 men’s water polo returned from their second California trip of the season, going 5–2 over a seven day span that saw them beat four ranked opponents. 

SPORTS | October 24

Nine Princeton members of the men's cross country team, dressed in an orange tank top and black shorts, running during warm-ups.

Men’s and women’s cross country teams shine in Nuttycombe Invitational and ECAC Championships

At the Nuttycombe Invitational and the ECAC Championships this weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams, respectively, exhibited strong performances as the season continues to ramp up. Next up for the Tigers is the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Boston on Saturday, October 28.

At the Nuttycombe Invitational and the ECAC Championships this weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams, respectively, exhibited strong performances as the season continues to ramp up. Next up for the Tigers is the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Boston on Saturday, October 28.

SPORTS | October 22

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Princeton Football defeats Harvard, creates five-team tie atop Ivy League

For the Tigers, this victory puts them atop the league. Five teams now have 2–1 conference records, reflecting the intensity and closeness of the season so far.

For the Tigers, this victory puts them atop the league. Five teams now have 2–1 conference records, reflecting the intensity and closeness of the season so far.

SPORTS | October 22

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Women’s soccer set for a title push after defeating Yale 3–1

With the Ivy League standings beginning to take shape, the Princeton women’s soccer team (8–2–2 overall, 3–1–0 Ivy League) added to their conference record with a 3–1 win over the Yale Bulldogs (5–4–3, 0–3–1) on Friday night. Following a week in which the Tigers lost 2–1 away against conference leaders Brown and defeated Penn 1–0 in Philadelphia, the team successfully corrected course with a dominant showing at home.

With the Ivy League standings beginning to take shape, the Princeton women’s soccer team (8–2–2 overall, 3–1–0 Ivy League) added to their conference record with a 3–1 win over the Yale Bulldogs (5–4–3, 0–3–1) on Friday night. Following a week in which the Tigers lost 2–1 away against conference leaders Brown and defeated Penn 1–0 in Philadelphia, the team successfully corrected course with a dominant showing at home.

SPORTS | October 10

Senior attacker and captain Pierce Maloney cocks his right arm back in preparation for a shot on goal as he's defended by a Harvard Crimson defender.

Men’s water polo opens conference play with three wins

Looking to win a third consecutive Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) title, the No. 6 men’s water polo team (14–2 overall, 3–0 NWPC) got conference play underway at Denunzio Pool over the weekend. On Saturday, they beat No. 20 Harvard (8–3, 2–1) 17–11 in the afternoon before taking care of business in the evening vs. MIT (6–5, 0–3) 14–7. On Sunday, an afternoon matchup vs. the No.18 ranked Brown Bears (7–3, 2–1) resulted in a 15–9 Tiger win. 

Looking to win a third consecutive Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) title, the No. 6 men’s water polo team (14–2 overall, 3–0 NWPC) got conference play underway at Denunzio Pool over the weekend. On Saturday, they beat No. 20 Harvard (8–3, 2–1) 17–11 in the afternoon before taking care of business in the evening vs. MIT (6–5, 0–3) 14–7. On Sunday, an afternoon matchup vs. the No.18 ranked Brown Bears (7–3, 2–1) resulted in a 15–9 Tiger win. 

SPORTS | October 3

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Women’s cross country races to a sixth place finish in a Boston “learning experience”

Aggregating the scores of the top five runners, the Tigers collected 136 points, just ten behind fifth-place Villanova and seven in front of seventh-place Auburn. This was Princeton’s first race in 20 days, and their first race of the season of more than four schools.

Aggregating the scores of the top five runners, the Tigers collected 136 points, just ten behind fifth-place Villanova and seven in front of seventh-place Auburn. This was Princeton’s first race in 20 days, and their first race of the season of more than four schools.

SPORTS | October 1

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Men’s soccer cruises to 4–1 win over Monmouth in Garden State clash

After dropping their Ivy League opener to Dartmouth last week, the Tigers bounced back in exciting fashion with a 4–1 win against the Monmouth Hawks in a game that featured four different Princeton goalscorers.

After dropping their Ivy League opener to Dartmouth last week, the Tigers bounced back in exciting fashion with a 4–1 win against the Monmouth Hawks in a game that featured four different Princeton goalscorers.

SPORTS | September 27

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Field hockey splits weekend games against Columbia and Northwestern

The Tigers got off to a strong start in Ivy League play Friday evening with a 2–1 against the Columbia Lions. It was their 10th straight conference win, in a streak dating back to October 2021. However, they fell to the No. 3 Northwestern Wildcats Sunday morning, 4–0.

The Tigers got off to a strong start in Ivy League play Friday evening with a 2–1 against the Columbia Lions. It was their 10th straight conference win, in a streak dating back to October 2021. However, they fell to the No. 3 Northwestern Wildcats Sunday morning, 4–0.

SPORTS | September 27

A man in a white cap, swimming with his head visible just above water, yells in excitement.

‘These experiences are extremely valuable’: Men’s water polo returns from California trip with lessons learned

The Tigers went 2–2 during the MPSF Invitational, with losses coming against Stanford and Pepperdine. Litvak’s squad will likely drop in this coming week’s rankings.

The Tigers went 2–2 during the MPSF Invitational, with losses coming against Stanford and Pepperdine. Litvak’s squad will likely drop to No.6 on this coming week’s rankings.

SPORTS | September 26