Don't let its record fool you. This men's hockey team is good. But not so good that it can't destroy themselves.In what has been an up-and-down season, this weekend the Tigers went on another rollercoaster ride, quashing Col-gate 4-0 Friday night before dropping a 4-1 decision to Cornell Saturday night.Earlier in the season, Princeton (11-6-3 overall, 5-6-3 Eastern College Athletic Conference) seemed unable to put together a complete game.
Friday 7:30 p.m. Cornell. Saturday 7:00 p.m. Colgate. That was Nov. 21 and 22 in upstate New York.This weekend, same teams, same times, but a different place, and, hopefully for the men's hockey team, a different result.Two months ago, Princeton (10-5-4 overall, 4-5-3 Eastern College Athletic Conference) lost both games, a national ranking and its No.
While senior center Steve Goodrich was starting his 100th game and scoring his 1,000th point for the men's basketball team (16-1 overall, 4-0 Ivy League) last Saturday, Mason Rocca could only watch from the bench.Rocca, Goodrich's sophomore backup and future replacement, played only one minute in the Tigers' defeat of Columbia.
It is a meet of epic proportions. Harvard. Yale. Princeton. The three schools atop the Ivy League collide this weekend in the tradition known as the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Invitational.In what is usually the deciding meet in the race for the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League dual meet title, the Tigers square off against Harvard, their toughest competition in the league."It's going to be one intense environment," freshman backstroker Andrew Chadeayne said.
It's no surprise that Harvard is atop the women's basketball Ivy League standings.What may catch one's eye, though, is that this weekend's matchup between Harvard and the Tigers Saturday at Jadwin Gym could be for first place.
For the men's volleyball team, games do not hold immense importance until April, when it plays in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament for a chance at a spot in the NCAA Final Four.The team's two games in the next two days are the early season's only rival for the late spring excitement.
In swimming, the timing of a team's training can raise it to a higher level. Without careful planning, swimmers can enter meets too exhausted to swim well.Saturday, Penn State showed the importance of this principle for the fans assembled at DeNunzio Pool.
Oe knew it would be close but we were hoping to pull it off," epee sophomore Jason Burrell said.His words captured the sentiments of both the men's and women's fencing teams going into their much anticipated competitions with Columbia.
On a team dominated by athletes slicing through the water, it's sometimes easy to overlook what goes on above the water.For the men's swimming team, three members have been quietly dominating their own portion of the pool: the diving well.
College track is a team sport, but at its most basic level track is a contest between individuals.Sunday, the men's track team hosted nine schools in Jadwin Gymnasium for the New Jersey Invitational in a meet that was a return to that individual level of competition.
Men's squash would have hoped to kick off the second half of its season in a better way, but a tight loss and the prospect of a season-ending injury marred the team's New England road trip this past weekend.After easily putting away hosts Williams and Dartmouth, 9-0 and 9-0, the Tigers concluded their weekend trip Sunday night at Harvard.