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Men's lax beats Rutgers for 11th straight year

The Rutgers men's lacrosse team used a defensive plan in Saturday's game at the class of 1952 Stadium designed to interrupt the opponent's offensive system, forcing it to rely on individuals for scoring ? an effective plan against a team of weak talent.But it was not effective against a host Princeton team featuring overwhelming star power and depth.Winning the Meistrell Cup ? which goes to the winner in this intrastate rivalry ? for the 11th straight year, the Tigers (3-1) ripped through the Scarlet Knight defense en route to a 15-5 trouncing.Over the previous two games and the last week of practice, Princeton had been working on slowing its offense to create better shooting opportunities.

SPORTS | 03/26/2000

Weekend Wrap-Up

Freshman phenom Eva Petschnigg added yet another impressive accomplishment to her Princeton resume this weekend by winning the women's foil individual crown at the NCAA Fencing Championships in Palo Alto, Ca.Petschnigg defeated top-seeded Monique de Bruin of Stanford, 15-13, in the final to complete a weekend where she won 20 of her 25 total bouts.After going 18-5 in round-robin competition ? good for third place overall ? Petschnigg moved on to the national semifinal, where she defeated No.

SPORTS | 03/26/2000

Women's water polo heads to nation's capital to face CWPA challenges

With the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships only two weeks away, the women's water polo team (10-3 overall, 4-0 Collegiate Water Polo Association) has been hard at work.After a Spring Break full of physically intense California play, the Tigers will arrive in Washington, D.C., this weekend a more unified and experienced team to take on Maryland, Villanova, James Madison and George Washington as they continue their CWPA league play.This weekend will also serve to strengthen the squad as it prepares to defend its title as the inaugural Ivy and ECAC champion and improve upon last year's 30-11-1 record."We are definitely ready for this weekend," senior captain and goalie Goga Vukmirovic said.

SPORTS | 03/23/2000

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Women's lax pounds hapless Columbia

After a demanding early season schedule in which the women's lacrosse team played its first four games against teams ranked in the Top 10 in the country, Princeton was in need of a break.They got that break in the form of an 18-0 trouncing of lowly Columbia yesterday afternoon at Wein Stadium in New York.Senior goalie Laura Field made five saves in the first half and was relieved by junior Jennie Platt who saved two shots in her first collegiate action after taking over at the beginning of the second half.The shutout was the first one in the 27-year history of Princeton's program and serves as a good building block going into the Ivy season."We didn't know it was the team's first shutout, but that just makes a win like this extra special," sophomore attack Kim Smith said.This was the opening game on both of the teams' Ivy League slates, and was a good indicator of how the No.

SPORTS | 03/22/2000

Rider sweeps softball in afternoon doubleheader

After watching all hopes of salvaging the second game of an afternoon doubleheader against Rider end with a weak force out by sophomore shortstop Kim Veenstra, Princeton softball head coach Cindy Cohen just stood still for a moment on the third base line, as though she hadn't realized the game was over.But the disappointed and exasperated look on her face spoke volumes about what she thought of her team's performance."We just haven't gotten better all season and I am partially to blame," Cohen said.

SPORTS | 03/22/2000

Athletes of the Break - Danielle Stramandi and Scott Denbo

After capturing its ninth-ever Ivy League Championship Feb. 26, the women's swimming and diving team hoped to top off its successful season with a strong showing on the national level.Thanks to the performance of sophomore diver Danielle Stramandi over Spring Break, Princeton can rest assured that it has achieved that goal.The Tigers sent four representatives to the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships March 16-18 in Indianapolis ? sophomore swimmer Jenny Macauley, junior diver Erin Lutz and sophomore divers Katherine Mattison and Stramandi.

SPORTS | 03/21/2000