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Track teams head to Hanover in search of Heps glory

Football has the Super Bowl, baseball the World Series, sailing the America's Cup. To find indoor track's ultimate event for Princeton's men and women, look no further than the Heptagonal Championships, which are being held this weekend at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H.Nine teams ? the eight Ivy League schools plus Navy ? compete at Heps, but on the men's side, the Tigers are the team to beat.

SPORTS | 02/24/2000

Tigers sandwich weekend with sweeps of Springfield, cellar-dwelling Southampton

The men's volleyball team was hoping to use this weekend's matches in the friendly confines of Dillon Gym to climb the standings in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association before heading on the road for the next five contests.As the Tigers discovered, however, things don't always turn out as planned.Princeton (5-5 overall, 4-3 EIVA) managed to win the first and third matches of the weekend, dropping the second in a heart breaking five-game loss to visiting Juniata (5-6, 2-4). The Tigers pounded a weak Southampton (0-10, 0-4) team Friday, coasting to a three-game win ? 15-5, 15-8, 15-11 ? and rallied from Saturday's loss to beat Springfield College (7-5, 4-3) by scores of 15-4, 15-7, 15-9, Monday.The second game in the match against Southampton opened with several lineup changes on the Princeton side of the net, including a rare substitution for senior setter and captain Jason Morrow."They're not as strong as they've been in the past," head coach Glenn Nelson said.

SPORTS | 02/22/2000