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Men's volleyball knocks off Penn State in semis

NEWARK ? The streak is over.Penn State's run of seven straight Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championships came to a screeching halt as the second-seeded Nittany Lions fell to the men's volleyball team in three straight games last night, 15-7, 15-13, 16-14, at the Golden Dome in Newark.Princeton (15-8 overall) knew that its road to the EIVA championship ? and to the Final Four in Hawaii ? would go through Penn State, but it had expected to meet the Nittany Lions in the finals.

SPORTS | 04/16/1998


Softball meets dynamic duo from Harvard in key contest

Then the softball team takes the diamond at 1895 Field tomorrow it will face a dual threat from Harvard in sophomore hitting sensation Deborah Abeles and current Ivy League Pitcher of the Week Tasha Cupp.Princeton (18-2 overall, 2-2 Ivy) must shut down Abeles and find a way to solve Cupp in order to defeat Harvard (18-17, 4-0) and keep any hope of winning the Ivy championship alive."(Harvard is) definitely one of our top competitors in the league," senior pitcher Alyssa Smith said.A shortstop and the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second consecutive time, Abeles has batted 15 for 27 for the past six games, with a .556 average.

SPORTS | 04/16/1998

All-Ivy in football, Whaling also quietly excels for men's lacrosse

Senior midfielder Mark Whaling has already won four Ivy League championships in his career at Princeton and will win a fifth if the men's lacrosse team can sweep its remaining three league contests.And no, Whaling is not violating any NCAA rules.While most members of the lacrosse team play fall ball and develop team chemistry throughout the autumn months, Whaling is chasing quarterbacks and batting down passes.

SPORTS | 04/14/1998

Men's tennis beats Army for sixth win in row

There's no place like home, at least for the men's tennis team.Entering yesterday's match with Army, Princeton's last home loss was March 7 against Penn State.By winning five of six singles matches, the Tigers (10-6 overall, 5-1 Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association) won their sixth consecutive match, downing the Black Knights yesterday, 6-1, at Lenz Tennis Center.

SPORTS | 04/14/1998