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Miracle on Ice, Part II

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. ? A season of disappointment, a tournament of impossibility, but in the end, a celebration of the unbelievable ? a championship.In the arena where 18 years ago another underdog hockey team leaped into the national spotlight by winning a game in which no one gave them a chance, the men's hockey team (18-10-7 overall, 7-9-6 Eastern College Athletic Conference) defeated Clarkson (23-8-3, 16-4-2), 5-4, in double overtime to capture the ECAC tournament and earning Princeton an automatic bid to its first-ever NCAA tournament.Just 42 seconds into the second overtime, junior forward Syl Apps scooped up a loose puck in front of the Princeton bench and went on a solo breakaway down the ice with two Golden Knight defenders in pursuit. Game-winnerFrom the left side of the net, Apps flipped a shot over Clarkson goalie Dan Murphy's left shoulder.

SPORTS | 03/22/1998

Women's hockey toppled by UNH in ECAC semifinals

The glass slipper just didn't fit, as the women's hockey team was unable to pull a second straight upset in its would-be Cin-derella run through the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships.After downing second-seeded Northeastern, 3-2, March 7, the seventh-seeded Tigers (12-16-2 overall, 8-13-1 ECAC) were unable to knock off top-ranked New Hampshire, March 14, falling to the Wildcats, 7-2, in Boston.This time, Princeton was overwhelmed by a very good UNH (29-4-3, 18-1-3) team.

SPORTS | 03/22/1998


Modest about abilities, Hazen places team glory ahead of personal honors

In his final season for the Tigers, and in possibly his final year playing baseball, senior Michael Hazen looks back among his many baseball memories, and without hesitation recalls his greatest moment ? winning the Ivy League championship at Clarke Field two years ago."I don't have any stories of winning a game in the ninth inning with a home run or anything," Hazen says.

SPORTS | 03/11/1998

Timely hitting keys softball to two one-run wins at Mayland tourney

When the softball team traveled to College Park, Md., last weekend to play both Maryland and Mary-land-Baltimore County, it didn't expect to have much of a home-field advantage.But after coin tosses determined that Princeton would play as the home team in both games, the Tigers capitalized on the technical home-field advantage by using their final at-bats to defeat both Maryland squads.The Terrapins (9-4 overall) and Princeton (2-0) battled for eight innings, before back-to-back run-scoring doubles by sophomore second baseman Kamilah Briscoe and senior center fielder Bevin Keenen gave the Tigers an encouraging 3-2 come-from-behind win.Princeton was forced into a must-score situation after Maryland scored a two-out run in the top of the eighth.

SPORTS | 03/10/1998