The Bobcats left their mark in Princeton’s record books in 2017 when they defeated the Tigers 3–2 in triple OT of game one in the ECAC Quarterfinals, the longest game in Tiger history. Since then, however, Princeton has dominated them, snuffing that 2017 team by winning the next two in the series, and then winning five of the six meetings since.
The women's tennis team went 2–1 at the ITA Indoor Nationals in Chicago this weekend. They were defeated by No. 7 NC State but went on to win all their matches against Arizona State and No. 6 Pepperdine. The Tigers went into the weekend ranked No. 17, but they will likely rise in next week's polls due to the win over Pepperdine. The highlight of the weekend was when Princeton sophomore singles player Brianna Shvets, ranked 34th in the nation, upset Ashley Lahey, the nation's top player, in straight sets.
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For now, we must recognize that the system is the fairest unfair system currently possible. There will always be winners, and there will always be way more losers. Sometimes, luck works in our favor, while other times it does not. Rather than solely praise a system for its success, or condemn a system for its failures, we should work to try and improve the process no matter what side of the line we fall on.
Why did it take three years for us to appreciate the show for what it’s worth? Perhaps more importantly, how many memories like that have we missed as a result of worrying about everything else?
While most Princeton students headed home for the holidays and took some much-needed time away from campus, Tiger teams remained in action throughout the break.
Missing star junior Bella Alarie, women’s basketball lost all three games in the Cancun Challenge.
After their hot start to the season, Princeton suddenly finds itself not as an underdog looking to make some noise, but as a competitor vying for the top spot in the league. The next test for the Tigers comes in the form of Ivy League play.
While it is still early in the season for both the men’s and women’s teams, it seems that the underclassmen will be critical to the success of both teams during their 2017 campaigns. Both teams were in action this weekend and both teams were well represented by their freshman and sophomore runners.
The Princeton men’s rugby team hosted the Oxford Saracens Thursday. The teams took the pitch together for a scrimmage before heading back to campus to spend some time together as newly discovered friends.