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W. hoops takes two in last Ivy weekend

Although a victory by first-place Harvard Friday evening led to women's basketball's inevitable elimination from Ivy League title contention, Princeton continued to make a spirited push towards second place.Led by senior guard Zakiya Pres-sley, the Tigers cruised past Columbia (4-22 overall, 0-14 Ivy League) and Cornell (5-21, 2-12) over the weekend at Jad-win Gym, keeping alive their hopes of winning 10 games in conference play for the first time since 1991.While the Tigers were certainly not at their best this weekend, they were never in any serious danger of losing to either Ivy League doormat.

SPORTS | 03/02/1998

Season-ending game with rival Quakers still key for men's hoops

Although the men's basketball team has already clinched the Ivy League title and another trip to the NCAA tournament, tonight's regular-season finale against Penn at the Palestra is not without meaning.Tonight's game not only offers the Tigers the opportunity to beat Penn, it also gives the team another chance to add to its legitimate claim as one the best teams in school and Ivy League history.For one thing, the No.

SPORTS | 03/02/1998

Men's basketball wraps up its third consecutive Ivy title

NEW YORK ? Some nights, Bill Carmody walks off the court looking like a man on his way to a job interview ? head up, hair in place, necktie neatly knotted.But there are other nights when it seems Carmody, the head coach of the men's basketball team, has just suffered through a horrible day at the office ? voice hoarse, hair disheveled, necktie loosened.Following Friday night's game against Columbia in New York, it was the haggard Carmody that talked his way through the post-game press conference, his voice barely audible as he fielded questions about Princeton's hard-fought 51-37 win over the Lions.

SPORTS | 03/01/1998


Men's lax to open season with No. 4 Johns Hopkins

In college football, it's Notre Dame-Michigan. In college basketball, it's North Carolina-UCLA. In college lacrosse, it's Princeton-Johns Hopkins.Two of the most storied programs in collegiate men's lacrosse square off tomorrow on historic Homewood Field in both schools' season opener.Princeton, the two-time defending national champions, enters the game with high expectations for the upcoming campaign, a No.

SPORTS | 02/26/1998

Men's lacrosse seeks third straight national championship

Last May 26, the men's lacrosse team routed Maryland, 19-7, in the NCAA championship final to successfully defend its national title and establish itself as the dominant team in collegiate men's lacrosse.This year, Princeton is looking to solidify its place as one of the best teams in lacrosse history."We try to set big goals around here," head coach Bill Tierney said.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

Women's lacrosse looks to rebound from subpar season

After failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament in 1997 for the first time in six years, women's lacrosse hopes to regain its status as one of the nation's elite teams.With an experienced corps of defenders and the return of star junior midfielder Cristi Samaras, the Tigers hope not only to cruise through the Ivy League, but also to gain another berth in the NCAA Final Four, an honor Princeton earned every year from 1992 to 1996.An exhibition contest last October against Team USA gave Princeton many reasons to believe it will achieve its goal of returning to the Final Four.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

Revived Samaras returns to lead women's lax back to Final Four

Last year the women's lacrosse team lost its record holder for points and goals scored in a season.This year she's back.After taking a one-year leave of absence, junior midfielder Cristi Samaras has returned to Princeton with plans to help lead the Tigers to where they didn't go last year ? the NCAA Final Four."I feel strongly we're going to win the national championship," Samaras said.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

M. hoops keyed by offensive versatility

With four of the five starters on the men's basketball team (23-1 overall, 11-0 Ivy League) shooting over 40 percent from behind the three-point arc, opponents could think that Princeton's coaches do an incredible job of teaching their players the art of shooting.But unlike most teams, Princeton players don't usually take many contested jumpshots.

SPORTS | 02/24/1998