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Six members of the equestrian team took part in the Regional Finals Saturday at Briarwood Farms in Readington, and three placed.

SPORTS | 04/07/1998

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Women's water polo finishes up regular season with four victories

After last season's 12-8 loss to Villanova, women's water polo head coach Paul Nelson said, "I think we're really on par with Villanova."Coming from someone else, the words might have been nothing more than confidence-building coach-speak, but Nelson's record of no-nonsense analysis and brutal honesty ? about both his team's shortcomings and its strengths ? makes his assessment one for Princeton's opponents to take seriously.Nelson had to wait a year to be vindicated, but the Tigers' 7-2 win over Villanova Friday showed the Wildcats that his words are worth believing, if they didn't believe them already. More winsAfter thrashing the Wildcats in Villanova, Pa., Princeton went on to beat West Chester, 16-2, James Madison, 16-0 and Penn, 12-3 Saturday and Sunday at George Washington.Princeton (18-6 overall, 7-1 Collegiate Water Polo Association) ended the weekend with a 4-0 record, earning the No.

SPORTS | 04/06/1998

Men's tennis downs Yale, Brown for three-game league win streak

There was little doubt that men's tennis loved its 4-3 victory over Brown Friday at Lenz Tennis Center.In fact, the Tigers (9-7 overall, 3-1 Ivy) enjoyed the win so much they had a repeat performance Saturday against visiting Ivy League rival Yale Saturday, beating the Elis 4-3 to sweep the weekend and add two wins to their total of seven already compiled this spring.Against Brown, three of Princeton's top four singles players posted wins: senior No.

SPORTS | 04/06/1998

Men's crew excels with wins over Rutgers, Hoyas

The men's heavyweight rowing team was supposed to continue its season Saturday at Rutgers, until it received a pleasant surprise.Originally scheduled as an away race, the heavyweights found themselves on the friendly waters of Lake Carnegie for their unexpected home opener over the weekend.The race was forced to move to Princeton from Rutgers after the downpour late last week flooded the Raritan River.

SPORTS | 04/06/1998

Offense sparks softball as Tigers meet Temple to prepare for Ivies

Good hitting breeds good hitting. If softball's last few games are any indication, the Tigers' hitting should continue to improve.Tuesday the Tigers (6-6) slaughtered Drexel at 1895 Field, 9-1 and 10-4, with a display of the hitting power that Princeton hopes to exhibit again this weekend when it faces head coach Cindy Cohen's alma mater, Temple, in Philadelphia.Freshman catcher Devon Keefe will be looked upon to repeat her impressive performance against Drexel, when she went 5for 6 with six RBI and three runs scored in the first game and launched herself into the team lead in hitting with a .368 average.

SPORTS | 04/02/1998

Baseball opens defense of Gehrig Division title with home twinbills

The baseball team is not one for pacing itself. Instead of easing into their Ivy League schedule, the Tigers kick it off with a bang with back-to-back doubleheaders this weekend against the league's two best teams.Saturday, the team faces Harvard, which has won the Ivy League the past two seasons and beat Princeton in last meeting of the two teams ? the Ivy Championship last spring.

SPORTS | 04/02/1998