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The Daily Princetonian

Women's rugby finishes No. 2 in nation

After last year's overtime loss to Stanford, the women's rugby team was hoping it could turn its luck in the national championship game around.Upstart Penn State had other ideas.After the Tigers crushed Illinois, 36-7, to earn a spot in the finals, they found themselves up against a determined Nittany Lions squad.

SPORTS | 05/09/2000

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The Daily Princetonian

Coming off dominating win over Hobart, men's lacrosse claims No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament

It had done everything it was supposed to do this season, and yet a certain touch of tension permeated the press room where the men's lacrosse team awaited its seeding for the NCAA tournament last night.Relieving fears of a recurrence of the disappointing placement they received last year, the Tigers (10-2) were rewarded for their season's efforts with a No.

SPORTS | 05/07/2000

The Daily Princetonian

W. water polo completes 25-6 season with eighth-place finish at nationals

UMass was on a mission for revenge this weekend. And this time, Princeton failed to rise to the occasion.The women's water polo team (25-4 overall, 8-0 Collegiate Water Polo Association) was unable to repeat history, losing 9-6 to Eastern rival UMass for the first time this year as it closed out its seaon at the NCAA tournament this weekend in Bloomington, Ind.Princeton kicked off the weekend with a 13-11 win over Hawaii early Friday morning.

SPORTS | 05/07/2000

The Daily Princetonian

News & Notes

The women's rugby team ? which was named Overall and Women's Club Sport of the Year at the club sports banquet Wednesday night ? will head to Tampa, Fla., this weekend for the USARugby Final Four.

SPORTS | 05/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Men's lacrosse travels to Hobart, then awaits its seeding fate

With the Ivy League season out of the way ? and struggles with national powerhouses forged through ? it's about time the men's lacrosse team shoved aside that famous sports cliche, "We'll just take it one game at a time." The Tigers are looking ahead to the NCAA tournament, and, if everything goes according to plan, this weekend's game against Hobart will count for two games at once.Although seeding in the NCAA tournament is not dictated by college lacrosse polls, it is likely that disposing of the Statesmen (7-4 overall, 5-1 Patriot League) will assure Princeton (9-2, 6-0 Ivy League) one of the top four seeds.

SPORTS | 05/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

M. track shines at Broadmeade

As a tune-up for some of the spring season's largest meets coming up, the men's track team hosted the Broadmeade Invitational Wednesday ? and ran away with several winning performances.In the 800, junior Tensai Asfaw was victorious with a time of 1 minute, 52.4 seconds.

SPORTS | 05/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Paul Morrison's performances have made it clear: The track star's future is now

Cross country and distance track coach Mike Brady remembers clearly the moment he knew how good Paul Morrison could be.It was the NCAA cross country championships last year ? and Morrison was a freshman phenom lost in a pack of the nation's best runners.Brady was watching from across the field as the pack emerged from the woods and faced a treacherously steep hill."Everyone came gingerly down that hill," Brady says.

SPORTS | 05/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Men's heavyweight crew rebounds from loss

Faced with gusty winds and harsh rain in Cambridge two weekends ago, men's heavyweight crew's perfect record was swept up in the storm when Princeton fell to Harvard by three seconds.Under clearer skies this past weekend, the heavyweights rebounded from the loss, beating both Cornell and Yale in Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday.Both the Tigers and the Elis started strong early, with Yale holding a slight lead over Princeton.

SPORTS | 05/02/2000

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