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Top seed Beaver, Give'on reach semifinals in ISA squash tourney

While some looked to add to an already successful season, others looked for a measure of vindication as the men's and women's squash teams competed this weekend at the United States Intercollegiate Squash and Racquets Association individual championships held at Amherst, Mass.Two weeks removed from a national title, the women's contingent, headed by freshman Julia Beaver, the top seed in the 64-player draw, came away with mixed results in the season-ending tournament.Beaver, who was undefeated on the season and the favorite to win the individual title, dropped a close semifinal match to eventual tournament champion Ivy Pachoda of Harvard, 3-2.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

Men's Vollyball crushes Crimson 3-0; Birdwell leads team to win

"To sum up Harvard ? it was just another successful drive-by. The Crimson bled profusely," said men's volleyball's sharpshooter, senior opposite Scott Birdwell.The scene at Dillon Gym Saturday was brutal, as Princeton (8-5) spared no one, not even Harvard opposite David Olson, a high school teammate of Birdwell and senior outside Jeff Cooper.Princeton cruised to a 3-0 victory, downing the Crimson by three identical scores of 15-6."We rocked them ? Ivy League style," sophomore outside Pablo Clarke said.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

Women's hoops beats Penn for 10th Ivy win

The Palestra was certainly rocking last night ? way before fans had even begun to arrive for the men's basketball game.In the first of two nailbiting Princeton wins, the women's basketball team topped Penn, 73-67, in its season finale.The win gave Princeton (16-10 overall, 10-4 Ivy League) its best record since 1991 and a dramatic turnaround from last year's finish of 7-19, 6-8 in the Ivy League."It was a game of desire," Thirolf said, "and we wanted it most.

SPORTS | 03/03/1998

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W. hoops takes two in last Ivy weekend

Although a victory by first-place Harvard Friday evening led to women's basketball's inevitable elimination from Ivy League title contention, Princeton continued to make a spirited push towards second place.Led by senior guard Zakiya Pres-sley, the Tigers cruised past Columbia (4-22 overall, 0-14 Ivy League) and Cornell (5-21, 2-12) over the weekend at Jad-win Gym, keeping alive their hopes of winning 10 games in conference play for the first time since 1991.While the Tigers were certainly not at their best this weekend, they were never in any serious danger of losing to either Ivy League doormat.

SPORTS | 03/02/1998

Season-ending game with rival Quakers still key for men's hoops

Although the men's basketball team has already clinched the Ivy League title and another trip to the NCAA tournament, tonight's regular-season finale against Penn at the Palestra is not without meaning.Tonight's game not only offers the Tigers the opportunity to beat Penn, it also gives the team another chance to add to its legitimate claim as one the best teams in school and Ivy League history.For one thing, the No.

SPORTS | 03/02/1998

Men's basketball wraps up its third consecutive Ivy title

NEW YORK ? Some nights, Bill Carmody walks off the court looking like a man on his way to a job interview ? head up, hair in place, necktie neatly knotted.But there are other nights when it seems Carmody, the head coach of the men's basketball team, has just suffered through a horrible day at the office ? voice hoarse, hair disheveled, necktie loosened.Following Friday night's game against Columbia in New York, it was the haggard Carmody that talked his way through the post-game press conference, his voice barely audible as he fielded questions about Princeton's hard-fought 51-37 win over the Lions.

SPORTS | 03/01/1998

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