A tough loss to Columbia disappointed the wrestling team over Intersession, but it may turn out to be just what the Tigers needed to increase motivation and focus as the team heads into the most intense part of its season.Princeton equaled Columbia for individual wins, splitting the 10 bouts down the middle, but Lion heavyweight David Boyuk helped shift the advantage towards Columbia with the only pin of the competition, giving the Lions a 19-15 win."We had to move our weight classes around," head coach Mike New said.
With the league tournament looming just a month away, the women's hockey team did not assert itself this weekend.
There's a first time for everything. This past Wednesday, the women's squash team experienced a first that it did not enjoy, as it lost to Pennsylvania, 5-4.In the 24-year history of Penn's women's squash program, the Quakers, the nation's top-ranked team, had never defeated Princeton (5-1 overall, 2-1 Ivy League) until last week.
While the heart of the women's tennis team's spring season will not arrive until March, the Tigers' freshman phenom Kavitha Krishnamurthy showed the prowess of midseason strength over Intersession by claiming the individual title at the Georgia Invitational Jan.
Although the men's volleyball team's post-exam itinerary included a journey through laid-back California to open its season, Princeton could find no relaxation on the West Coast while facing some of its toughest competition of the year.The Tigers (1-2 overall) opened against defending NCAA Division III champion La Verne (0-6) Jan.
Like a wave on the sea shore, the Princeton women's basketball team crashed upon its opponents this intersession.
After women's swimming head coach Susan Teeter's landmark 100th career win at the women's swim meet this weekend in New York City, there were cheers, celebrating and even a huge orange and black banner, courtesy of the swimmers and their parents, to welcome Teeter into the "Century Club."But Teeter did not receive the traditional push in the water for such a grand accomplishment.The Tigers (8-0 overall, 7-0 Ivy League) dominated Columbia by the score of 138-95, but their coach knew that it wasn't time for a full celebration."Teeter is extraordinarily modest when it comes to this sort of stuff," senior captain Alyson Goodner said.
NEW YORK CITY ? Despite the fact that junior forward Nathan Walton's weekend statistics show just two minutes, two points and two rebounds, those in attendance Saturday night at Levien Gymnasium in New York City would agree his contribution was much greater than those numbers indicate.With the men's basketball team (10-7 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) clinging to a five-point advantage, sophomore center Chris Young's fourth foul with five minutes, ten seconds to play forced head coach Bill Carmody to call on the injured Walton to protect the lead.Walton entered the game and immediately wrestled down an important defensive rebound, despite his broken right hand, which was protected by a clumsy cast.
Chalk it up to traditional post-break rustiness, or perhaps place the blame on old-fashioned poor play.Whatever the reason, the men's hockey team took a step backward in its first three games after a two-week layoff, dropping all three contests to fall to 6-10-3 overall on the season.A 6-2 loss to Rensselaer Friday and a 3-1 loss to Union Saturday at Baker Rink left Princeton tied for seventh in the Eastern College Athletic Conference with a 4-5-3 league record.
In the midst of a 16-day layoff between games, the women's basketball team has done a lot of watching and waiting.
The men's basketball team has seen the scores: Princeton loses at Kansas by 15, and the Jayhawks then blow out Penn by 46.
If you follow Princeton athletics at all, you know where you were when the Palestra Miracle happened.
I am not an expert on Princeton athletics, by any means. But I have seen my fair share of sporting events in three and a half years as a sports reporter and editor for the Daily Princetonian.Of the countless games, press conferences and road trips, certain moments stick out ? moments I don't think I will ever forget.
After a seven-week national search, the University announced at a press conference Friday morning that the 80 candidates to be its next football head coach had been winnowed down to one ? Roger Hughes, Dartmouth's offensive coordinator.A self-proclaimed "long-shot" candidate to replace Steve Tosches, who resigned Nov.
The men's squash team lost to Harvard, 4-1, Sunday in the finals of the United States Squash and Racquet Association Five-man Team Tournament, ending an impressive run for the Tigers.Princeton had defeated the United States Junior National Team in the semifinals before falling to the Crimson."It was tough coming back from break," senior No.
Last year, it would have been impossible for the men's volleyball team to live up to the expectations set by the previous year's miraculous journey to Hawaii ? and the NCAA Final Four.
This is the most vulnerable time for the Princeton men's and women's swimming teams.Deep in the middle of their most intense training of the season, where tired and worn-out bodies are the norm at practice, both teams had to defend their spotless records against intrastate rival Rutgers this past weekend at DeNunzio Pool.Possible upsets were brewing.But the Tiger swimming teams proved themselves invulnerable to such challenges, continuing their undefeated seasons by defeating Rutgers, 167-121 in men's competition and 178-117 in women's competition.The men's team (6-0 overall, 3-0 Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League), however, thought at first that something might be in the air.
Jason Morrow has always been the center of attention, but the senior setter for the men's volleyball team would be the first to say that he is a star by coincidence and not by design.According to the second-year captain of a team looking for its first Final Four trip since Morrow's sophomore year, leadership is "inherent to being a setter ? it comes with the position."The role of the setter on any volleyball team is to position the ball for the hitters in the front row, a job Morrow has handled with ease since his freshman year."From Day One he stepped in and didn't miss a beat," head coach Glenn Nelson says of the talented Morrow.