Vol. LXIII, No. 15
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
(Photo by Bill Allen/NJ SportAction)
SHOOTING GALLERY: Princeton University womens lacrosse senior star Kristin Schwab heads to goal in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, Schwab scored a career-high five goals as No. 4 Princeton drubbed Harvard 17-5. Schwab has scored 23 goals this spring on just 44 shots. Princeton, now 10-1 overall and 4-0 in Ivy League action, plays at No. 3 Penn (11-0 overall, 5-0 Ivy) on April 15, and at 15th-ranked Dartmouth (6-4 overall, 3-1 Ivy) on April 18.
It was a classic trap game as the Princeton University womens lacrosse team hosted Harvard last Saturday in a downpour.
The once-beaten and fourth-ranked Tigers had reason to look past downtrodden Harvard, which brought a 4-7 record into the contest.
Not only did Harvard not inspire much fear based on the record, Princeton was heading into the pivotal week of its Ivy League campaign, playing at unbeaten and No. 3 Penn on April 15 and at longtime nemesis and 15th-ranked Dartmouth on April 18.
But Tiger senior star Kristin Schwab and her teammates werent about to get caught in any trap sprung by the Crimson.
Lori Dauphiny wasnt sure what to expect last Saturday as her Princeton University womens open crew battled for the Class of 1975 Cup.
It was hard to know anything about Harvard-Radcliffe; they had a race with Brown a week ago that was changed to a head race due to conditions, said Dauphiny, whose boat also competed against Bucknell and Cornell in Saturdays regatta.
Unfortunately we have had a number of injuries this year. The most notable are to senior Michelle King and sophomore Lauren Wilkinson. Hopefully they will come back; they have been working hard with the trainer.
Dave Roberts did a lot of nervous pacing around the bench as his Princeton High baseball team battled Nottingham last Wednesday.
It was the third straight nailbiter for PHS who opened the spring by losing 2-1 to Lawrence High and 4-3 to Montgomery High, squandering late leads in the process.
With Little Tiger junior Danny Powell pitching superbly, PHS and Nottingham were locked in a scoreless tie through two innings.
After giving up a lone run in the third, Powell settled down and yielded just one run over the next three innings.
Brendan Gallagher took on a lot of responsibility last spring for the Hun School boys lacrosse team.
Trying to be a one-man show in the midfield left Gallagher uptight at times as Hun produced an up-and-down 11-9 season.
This spring, Gallagher is taking a more relaxed approach. I think sometimes I get in the habit of trying to take it on myself, its not just me but a lot of guys, said Gallagher.
Jen Auerbach brings a special motivation every time she toes the rubber for the Princeton Day School softball team.
The junior pitcher is looking to maintain a family tradition of excellence, following in the footsteps of older sister, Nicole, who pitched PDS to the state Prep B title in 2006.
It is hard to fill her shoes, said Auerbach, reflecting on the influence of her older sister, who is now at the University of Michigan.
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