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Men's hockey falls to 7th place with three straight losses

Chalk it up to traditional post-break rustiness, or perhaps place the blame on old-fashioned poor play.Whatever the reason, the men's hockey team took a step backward in its first three games after a two-week layoff, dropping all three contests to fall to 6-10-3 overall on the season.A 6-2 loss to Rensselaer Friday and a 3-1 loss to Union Saturday at Baker Rink left Princeton tied for seventh in the Eastern College Athletic Conference with a 4-5-3 league record.

SPORTS | 01/30/2000

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Wrestling takes 16th place

In their opening competition of the year 2000, the wrestling team was hoping that the New Year would bring with it a fresh start ? and more promising results on the scoreboard.Unfortunately for Princeton, Saturday's Millersville Invitational did not give the Tigers the strong team showing they were looking for.Out of the 25-team field, Princeton finished a disappointing 16th with a team score of 48.5."It's just a tough time for us," head coach Michael New said.

SPORTS | 01/11/2000

Stoic Morrow sets tone for men's volleyball

Jason Morrow has always been the center of attention, but the senior setter for the men's volleyball team would be the first to say that he is a star by coincidence and not by design.According to the second-year captain of a team looking for its first Final Four trip since Morrow's sophomore year, leadership is "inherent to being a setter ? it comes with the position."The role of the setter on any volleyball team is to position the ball for the hitters in the front row, a job Morrow has handled with ease since his freshman year."From Day One he stepped in and didn't miss a beat," head coach Glenn Nelson says of the talented Morrow.

SPORTS | 01/11/2000

Swimming defeats Rutgers amid tough training period

This is the most vulnerable time for the Princeton men's and women's swimming teams.Deep in the middle of their most intense training of the season, where tired and worn-out bodies are the norm at practice, both teams had to defend their spotless records against intrastate rival Rutgers this past weekend at DeNunzio Pool.Possible upsets were brewing.But the Tiger swimming teams proved themselves invulnerable to such challenges, continuing their undefeated seasons by defeating Rutgers, 167-121 in men's competition and 178-117 in women's competition.The men's team (6-0 overall, 3-0 Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League), however, thought at first that something might be in the air.

SPORTS | 01/11/2000

M. squash falls to Harvard

The men's squash team lost to Harvard, 4-1, Sunday in the finals of the United States Squash and Racquet Association Five-man Team Tournament, ending an impressive run for the Tigers.Princeton had defeated the United States Junior National Team in the semifinals before falling to the Crimson."It was tough coming back from break," senior No.

SPORTS | 01/11/2000

Men's hockey falls to lowly Bears only to upset first-place Harvard

This season has been one of ups and downs for the men's hockey team. Big wins against teams like Yale, currently in second place in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and Midwestern powerhouse Notre Dame have been coupled with big losses to schools like ECAC bottom-feeder Vermont and Bemidji State, which was recently elevated to Division I.This weekend's results do nothing to break that trend.

SPORTS | 01/09/2000