Sports Recap: Men’s track sets new school records, basketball beats Dartmouth, MIH beats Cornell, MVB wins their first game

Men’s track at Wesley Brown Invitational

Last weekend, two Tigers set school records at the Wesley Brown Invitational. Senior Andrei Iosivas took first in the heptathlon with a total of 5715 points, beating Duane Hunes’ ’10 5640′. Iosivas’ record doesn’t just end within the gates of Princeton. He is now number one in the country. Senior Michael Phillippy also set a Princeton record in the 200m. He ran 21.31, breaking Carrington Akosa’s 2018 record of 21.34. Princeton will be attending HYPs, hosted by Harvard, on Saturday, January 29.

Women’s Basketball vs. Dartmouth

The women’s basketball team took a 78-35 win over Dartmouth (1-16 overall, 0-5 Ivy League) last Saturday, scoring more than double the points of the Big Green. The Tigers opened the first half at Jadwin Gymnasium with a 16-0 run, before leading 45-11 at halftime. While Dartmouth’s defense prevented the Tigers from scoring that much in the second half, Princeton still scored. Senior guard Abby Meyers led the team with 23 points, followed by junior guard Julia Cunningham and sophomore guard Kaitlyn Chen, with ten each. Princeton, who remains undefeated in the competition and 13-4 overall, will face the Yale Bulldogs (12-6, 6-1) on Saturday, January 29, in New Haven, Conn.

Men’s vs. Basketball Dartmouth

After a close game against the Big Green on Saturday, Princeton took a win and won 84-80. In the first half, Dartmouth (4-12 overall, 1-4 Ivy League) had a nine point lead. However, the Tigers’ 9-0 run tied the game with 27. By the end of the first half, the Big Green and the Tigers were tied at 41. Both teams continued to lead throughout the second half, but Princeton held the advantage in the remaining two minutes of the game. Junior guard Ryan Langborg and junior forward Tosan Evbuomwan each added 19 points to the scoreboard. Senior guard Ethan Wright and senior forward Drew Friberg contributed 17 and 11 points, respectively.

The Tigers are now 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the league. Princeton hosts the Yale Bulldogs (8-9, 2-1) in Jadwin on Saturday, January 29.

Ice hockey for women vs. Harvard

The women’s ice hockey team lost 0-1 to Harvard (14-5 overall, 11-3 Eastern College Athletic Conference) last Saturday night. While the Tigers defeated the Crimson 29–26, Harvard’s lone goal in the second period was enough for them to take home the win. Senior goalkeeper Rachel McQuigge made a total of 25 saves. The Tigers are now 8-8-3 overall and 6-5-1 in conference. Princeton will host Cornell (7–8–1, 5–5–1) at the Baker rink on Friday, January 28 to continue the conference game.

Ice hockey men vs. Cornell, Colgate

On Friday night, the Tigers (4-10-2 overall, 3-5-1 Eastern College Athletic Conference) defeated Cornell (13-4-1, 8-2-1) in a 5-4 game in Ithaca, NY Princeton opened the play strong with goals from sophomore forwards Joe Berg and Adam Robbins to give Princeton a 2-0 advantage. The Tigers extended this lead with another goal from junior striker Spencer Kersten in the second period, but Cornell narrowed the scoring gap with an own goal. The Big Red opened the third period with another goal to make it 3-2. Kersten refused to let Cornell take the lead and found the net again. With less than 30 seconds to go into the final period, sophomore striker Ian Murphy scored for the Tigers to secure the win despite a last-minute Cornell goal in the last ten seconds.

Princeton tied 2-2 against Colgate (8-13-2, 3-6-2) on Saturday night. The Raiders scored early in the first period – just under three minutes in. Senior forward Luke Keenan tied the game for the Tigers at 11:57 in the opening period. Colgate responded with another goal to regain the lead in the second period. However, within two minutes of the final period, junior striker Liam Gorman’s shot found the net, leveling the game. A scoreless shootout between the two teams resulted in a 2-2 draw.

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The Tigers will continue their conference game against Quinnipiac (18-2-3, 9-1-1) at the Baker rink on Wednesday, January 26.

Volleyball men vs. UCSB, Daemen

The men’s volleyball team took their first win of the season against the University of California, Santa Barbara (2-3 overall) last Wednesday, winning 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 31-29, 25-13) on the away. Despite losing the first set, Princeton bounced back with three straight wins to secure the win. Sophomore outside hitter Ben Harrington led the Tigers with 14 kills and freshman setter Henry Wedbush led with 33 assists.

The team’s victory was short-lived, as they were defeated by Daemen (2-1 overall) 2-3 (16-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 12-15) on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers bridged a two-set deficit, but failed to secure a win in the final set. Again, Harrington led Princeton with 15 kills and Wedbush led with 28 assists.

The Tigers are now 1-4 overall. They will host the University of California, San Diego (2–1) at Dillon Gym on Saturday, January 29.

wrestling vs. columbia

In their Ivy opener against Columbia, the Tigers recorded a 27-12 win. No. 1 by NCAA coaches, Junior Patrick Glory claimed a 17-2 win over No. 15 Joe Manchio. 8 junior Quincy Monday’s win pushed Princeton forward and gave the Tigers an 11-9 lead. The Tigers would hold onto the lead for the remainder of the game.

Princeton (2-2 overall, 1-0 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Conference) will compete in another league game against Harvard (1-2, 1-2) on Friday, January 28 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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