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The Daily Princetonian

Tigers sandwich weekend with sweeps of Springfield, cellar-dwelling Southampton

The men's volleyball team was hoping to use this weekend's matches in the friendly confines of Dillon Gym to climb the standings in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association before heading on the road for the next five contests.As the Tigers discovered, however, things don't always turn out as planned.Princeton (5-5 overall, 4-3 EIVA) managed to win the first and third matches of the weekend, dropping the second in a heart breaking five-game loss to visiting Juniata (5-6, 2-4). The Tigers pounded a weak Southampton (0-10, 0-4) team Friday, coasting to a three-game win ? 15-5, 15-8, 15-11 ? and rallied from Saturday's loss to beat Springfield College (7-5, 4-3) by scores of 15-4, 15-7, 15-9, Monday.The second game in the match against Southampton opened with several lineup changes on the Princeton side of the net, including a rare substitution for senior setter and captain Jason Morrow."They're not as strong as they've been in the past," head coach Glenn Nelson said.

SPORTS | 02/22/2000

The Daily Princetonian

No. 1 Trinity downs men's squash

Marcus Cowie was tired. Trinity had already claimed the regular-season national squash championship earlier in the afternoon, streaking to a 7-1 lead entering the final match Saturday at Jadwin Gym.Princeton (9-1) had lost, but there was a new battle now transpiring on court No.

SPORTS | 02/21/2000

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The Daily Princetonian

Retooled defense keys w. hoops' sweep through Empire State

Much like a person rummaging through a lost-and-found bin, the women's basketball team has finally felt the euphoria of locating a long-lost item.This weekend, the team rediscovered its defense en route to its first Ivy League weekend sweep of the season.Friday night in New York City, Princeton (6-17 overall, 3-6 Ivy League) knocked off Columbia (4-16, 3-5) in a 62-44 slugfest.

SPORTS | 02/20/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Q&A: Julia Beaver

Julia Beaver is the junior No. 1 for the women's squash team. She recently sat down with staff writer Sara Conrath.'Prince': How has it felt the past two years winning the national championship?

SPORTS | 02/17/2000

The Daily Princetonian

W. water polo tops Villanova

After losing a 3-1 halftime lead last night and facing a suddenly hot Villanova team, the freshman-laden women's water polo team could have folded.Princeton (1-0 overall, 0-0 Collegiate Water Polo Association) responded like veterans, however, and came back to score eight of the last nine goals to take a 12-5 victory at DeNunzio Pool.The Tigers came back from a 4-4 tie and dominated the second half, pulling away with a surge over a Wildcat team that looked lethargic in the latter stages of the game."It's good to have the first game out of the way," head coach Luis Nicolao said.

SPORTS | 02/16/2000