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.
Princeton football’s 45–10 win over Columbia on a Friday night in New York City to open Ivy League play last season was the first indication that the team would be something special. The 2018 team dominated in two non-conference games to open the season, but it’s difficult to know how well a team will hold up until it has been tested in conference play. A commanding win over a solid Ivy League opponent sent a message to the rest of the league that Princeton was the team to beat.
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Princeton women’s volleyball began Ivy League play with a 3–0 sweep over Penn on Friday. The Tigers will look to keep their perfect record in Ivy League play against the Lions on Friday and Big Red on Saturday.