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The Daily Princetonian

Emily Kroshus

For the second consecutive season, the nation of Canada figures to have a major impact on the women's athletic scene at Princeton.Last year, tennis star Kavitha Krishnamurthy of Oakville, Ontario, helped lead the Tiger women's tennis team to an undefeated Ivy League season and NCAA tournament berth.

SPORTS | 09/18/2000

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Women's golf fires record 612 at Dartmouth Invitational

Like any other Lawnparties weekend, some people go home empty-handed and some people don't. Such was the case with the men's and women's golf teams.While the women's golf team returned from Hanover, N.H., on Sunday carrying the 2000 Dartmouth Invitational championship trophy, the men returned from Harrisonburg, Va., with a disappointing 13th-place finish and nothing to boast about.

SPORTS | 09/18/2000

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Two-minute scoring flurry lifts women's soccer over Elis

Last year, the women's soccer team spent 120 minutes trying to defeat Yale, and was unable to come up with the win, settling for a dissatisfying tie.This year, getting the win took only two minutes.Saturday night in New Haven, Conn., the Tigers (3-0 overall, 1-0 Ivy League) scored two goals during a span of 1:59 in the first half, defeating Yale (3-2-1, 0-1) in their first Ivy League contest, 2-0."It feels great to have that first Ivy win behind us," junior defender and captain Kelly Sosa said.

SPORTS | 09/17/2000

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Freshman Kroshus shines in women's cross country debut

Though the men's team has hogged all the attention when it comes to Princeton cross country, it may not be long before the women's team steps out of the shadows and competes for control of track talk on campus.The main thing to be said about the women's cross country team is that they are a group on the rise.The squad looks to challenge Brown this year for top honors in the Heptagonal Championships, which includes the eight Ivy League teams and Navy.

SPORTS | 09/17/2000

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Field hockey dominates Ivy-rival Yale

Playing on grass is always dangerous for the field hockey team.No, it's not the pesticides or the ticks, but the potential for a few odd bounces that makes life difficult for Princeton.Yale was hoping that the home-field advantage would be enough to pull off an upset of the Tigers, winners of six-straight Ivy titles.

SPORTS | 09/17/2000

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After year of training with Mexican team, Ibanez has Sydney dream dashed

When members of Mexico's Olympic team march through the stadium this evening for the Opening Ceremonies, the team will be two members short.Those two members are Mariana Altamirano and Princeton junior Carola Ibanez, who were supposed to have made up one of the two Mexican women's open two-person sculls at the Games.Instead Ibanez is back in school, looking forward to a delayed junior year.Ibanez's story starts before her freshman year when she saw the cover of the admissions booklet with the Princeton crew team rowing down Lake Carnegie.

SPORTS | 09/14/2000

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Shaner plans to attack more this year

A team's "sparkplug" usually comes in for a short period of time to bring some energy to the team.Senior midfielder Julie Shaner, however, brings that energy to the women's soccer team for all 90 minutes of the game."She seems to be able to run all game," head coach Julie Shackford said.Shaner returns for her second season as Princeton captain, one of three this season for the Tigers, who are also led by junior defender Kelly Sosa and senior defender Jenny Lankford.Shaner, however, is recognized by her peers as the vocal leader of the Tigers.

SPORTS | 09/14/2000

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Tigers look to remove all doubt regarding NCAA status

Last year, it came down to the wire: Would the women's soccer team make the NCAA tournament?While the answer turned out to be yes, this year's team looks to that nail-biting decision as its personal challenge ? to remove any doubt in the eyes of the tournament selection committee."We want to make it clear that we deserve to be in the tournament, that there is no question," junior midfielder Linley Gober said.With a deeper and more talented team than last year, the Tigers hope to equate their skill with success."Our goal is to win the Ivy League and to make a name for ourselves," Gober said.Princeton's goal will be a difficult one.

SPORTS | 09/14/2000

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Men's water polo takes three, falls to St. Francis in tourney

When a team finishes its first weekend at 3-1 with three dominating victories, including a thorough beating of a traditional Top-25 team, normally one would say that the weekend was a success.But for the members of the men's water polo team, whose goals this season are to rise into the nation's Top 10 and become the best team in the East, the one loss ? a 12-8 defeat at the hands of St.

SPORTS | 09/13/2000

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Former assistant Quesnelle named new head coach of men's hockey

When Don Cahoon resigned as men's hockey's head coach April 5, Director of Athletics Gary Walters '67 and an advisory committee began a national search for a new coach to lead the program.Nearly two months later, Walters and the committee returned to the place where they began, handing long-time Tiger assistant Len Quesnelle '88 his first head coaching job.Quesnelle, an all-Ivy defenseman for the Tigers, remained with the program following graduation and had served as an assistant for the past 12 seasons.

SPORTS | 09/13/2000