No. 8 field hockey (8–4 overall, 3–0 Ivy) put together a dominating performance to defeat Columbia (5–6, 1–2) by a score of 8–1 on Saturday afternoon at Bedford Field. The seven-goal win is the Tigers’ largest margin of victory since they defeated Brown last year 8–0.
Playing against the Brown Bears (1–6–2 overall, 0–1–1 Ivy League) in Providence, R.I. this Saturday, men’s soccer (6–3–1, 0–1–1) faced 110 minutes of adversity. They conceded a 13th-minute goal to the lower-ranked Bears, earned four yellow cards in the span of 18 minutes, lost two starters — one to a red card, the other to injury — and suffered through an excruciating double overtime. In all, even senior forward Danny Hampton’s 87th-minute goal was not enough to energize the Tigers; the game ended in a 1–1 draw.
Tonight, No. 19 Princeton football will host Lafayette where the Leopards will look to bounce back from a tough loss at home to Penn. The Tigers will look to continue their early—season dominance and continue dominating its nonconference schedule.
The first weekend of the Northeast Water Polo Conference was a whirlwind for the No. 18 Princeton men’s water polo team (8–9, 2–1 NWPC): a loss against Harvard, a win against Brown, and finally a win against MIT after an exciting overtime.
Princeton men’s cross country’s first-year and varsity starters participated in their season opener on Saturday, tearing up the eight-kilometer course at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. In a race of over 600 competitors, all 15 of Princeton’s runners ranked in the top 50; the Tigers put seven in the top 10. Only 43 seconds separated the Tigers’ first and 15th finisher.
Princeton women’s volleyball split their weekend against Columbia and Cornell. The Tigers defeated Columbia 3–1 on Friday but took a tough 3–1 loss from Cornell on Saturday. The Tigers are now ranked third in Ivy League rankings.