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Men's lax to open season with No. 4 Johns Hopkins

In college football, it's Notre Dame-Michigan. In college basketball, it's North Carolina-UCLA. In college lacrosse, it's Princeton-Johns Hopkins.Two of the most storied programs in collegiate men's lacrosse square off tomorrow on historic Homewood Field in both schools' season opener.Princeton, the two-time defending national champions, enters the game with high expectations for the upcoming campaign, a No.

SPORTS | 02/26/1998

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Men's lacrosse seeks third straight national championship

Last May 26, the men's lacrosse team routed Maryland, 19-7, in the NCAA championship final to successfully defend its national title and establish itself as the dominant team in collegiate men's lacrosse.This year, Princeton is looking to solidify its place as one of the best teams in lacrosse history."We try to set big goals around here," head coach Bill Tierney said.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

Women's lacrosse looks to rebound from subpar season

After failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament in 1997 for the first time in six years, women's lacrosse hopes to regain its status as one of the nation's elite teams.With an experienced corps of defenders and the return of star junior midfielder Cristi Samaras, the Tigers hope not only to cruise through the Ivy League, but also to gain another berth in the NCAA Final Four, an honor Princeton earned every year from 1992 to 1996.An exhibition contest last October against Team USA gave Princeton many reasons to believe it will achieve its goal of returning to the Final Four.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

Revived Samaras returns to lead women's lax back to Final Four

Last year the women's lacrosse team lost its record holder for points and goals scored in a season.This year she's back.After taking a one-year leave of absence, junior midfielder Cristi Samaras has returned to Princeton with plans to help lead the Tigers to where they didn't go last year ? the NCAA Final Four."I feel strongly we're going to win the national championship," Samaras said.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998

M. hoops keyed by offensive versatility

With four of the five starters on the men's basketball team (23-1 overall, 11-0 Ivy League) shooting over 40 percent from behind the three-point arc, opponents could think that Princeton's coaches do an incredible job of teaching their players the art of shooting.But unlike most teams, Princeton players don't usually take many contested jumpshots.

SPORTS | 02/24/1998

Women's hockey drops two to UNH, Colby

This weekend the women's hockey team said parting words to its seniors, as the members of the class of '98 squared off in their final two home games at Baker Rink.After losing to Colby, 4-2, Saturday and to New Hampshire Sunday, Princeton (11-14-1 overall, 8-12-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) must get out of its current slump, or risk having to say goodbye to the postseason as well.In Sunday's game, the offensive statistics for each team were quite similar.

SPORTS | 02/23/1998