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Field hockey: Tigers win 16th straight Ivy game, remain undefeated in Ancient Eight
Junior back Cassidy Arner and junior striker Allison Evans each netted two goals as No. 11 Princeton remained undefeated in the Ivy League with its 16th consecutive league victory. The Tigers (6-3 overall, 3-0 Ivy League) downed Columbia convincingly, racking up five goals in the first half while sophomore goalie Anya Gersoff and senior goalie Christina Maida combined for the defense’s second shutout victory of the season, making two saves each. Princeton outshot Columbia (3-6,1-2) 31-4 in the blowout. The Tigers will face their toughest challenge of the season on Friday, when they will hit the road to take on No. 1 Maryland, a team they beat last season in New Jersey but that has not lost a game so far this year.
Men’s water polo: Princeton avenges Easterns loss with 14-9 defeat of Bucknell
After a close and heartbreaking loss to Bucknell ended Princeton’s hopes of an Eastern Championships title last season, the No. 13 Tigers (11-3 overall, 4-0 Southern Division) took revenge on the Bison (6-4, 1-3) in DeNunzio Pool Sunday. Senior attacker Kurt Buchbinder and freshman utility Jovan Jeremic had three goals apiece, and senior goalie Ben Dearborn had 10 saves to give the Tigers a comfortable margin of victory, 14-9. Princeton is undefeated in the Southern Division, in which it placed third last season. Princeton has three big contests, including a rematch with Bucknell, on the horizon before Ivy championships on Oct. 20.
Women’s volleyball: Split weekend ends with 3-1 win over Columbia
The Tigers are tied for second place in the Ivy League after splitting two matches in the Empire State. They suffered a 3-1 loss to Cornell on Friday but bounced back to grind out a win over Columbia Saturday. Princeton (6-3 overall, 2-1 Ivy League) won two 25-23 sets to overcome the Lions (3-9, 1-2), thanks largely to freshman outside hitter Cara Mattaliano’s 17 kills and sophomore right side/middle blocker Kendall Peterkin’s 13. Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Sarah Dashbach had 22 digs as her defense out-dug Columbia 60-49 and outblocked them 11-8.