Vol. LXIV, No. 15
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
(Photo by Stephen Goldsmith)
CITY LIMITS: Princeton University mens lacrosse senior midfielder Scott MacKenzie fights off a check in recent action. Last Saturday, MacKenzie notched a goal but it wasnt nearly enough as No. 4 Princeton fell 13-4 to third-ranked Syracuse in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic, the first-ever event in the New Meadowlands Stadium.
In its first two trips to National Football League venues this spring, the Princeton University mens lacrosse team displayed a grit and efficiency that would impress Bill Belichick.
Facing Johns Hopkins in early March at the Baltimore Ravens M and T. Bank Stadium, the Tigers edged the Blue Jays 11-10 in overtime.
A month later, Princeton traveled to Gillette Stadium, the home of Belichicks New England Patriots, and came away with a 9-7 win over Ivy League rival Brown.
Payson Sword has earned some rest and relaxation this spring as she completes her second year at Trinity College.
The Princeton native and former standout athlete at the Lawrenceville School needs to kick back a bit after a whirlwind fall and winter which saw her star for both the Trinity field hockey and ice hockey teams.
In field hockey, Sword helped the Bantams go 16-3 and reach the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Playing at defense, the 57 Sword started all 18 games, finishing with seven goals and four assists in earning second-team All-American honors.
Mason OBrien and her teammates on the Princeton High girls lacrosse team found themselves in a dogfight last Wednesday against visiting Allentown.
When Allentown scored two early second half goals to knot the game at 8-8, sophomore attacker OBrien had a clear idea of what the Little Tigers needed to do to come out on top.
We expected it to be tough; we knew they were going to come in strong and we had to play our A-game, said OBrien. I think it was whoever wanted it the most was going to win.
For David Dudeck and his teammates on the Hun School baseball team, rallying from a four-run deficit to win the season opener against Lawrenceville earlier this month meant much more than a victory over an archrival.
Thats always a huge game for us, said sophomore center fielder Dudeck, noting that the Raiders didnt have many comebacks in 2009 as they went 6-14.
To start a year like that with a come from behind win was awesome. It really got our momentum going and we have been carrying it ever since.
Carly OBrien started her junior season on the Princeton Day School girls lacrosse team with a bang, scoring four goals against Peddie in the opener on March 31.
But OBrien left the field disappointed that day as PDS fell 18-9 to Peddie.
It was a good wake-up call, said OBrien in reflecting on the loss. We knew that it was one of the better teams and that we have to step up.
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