Vol. LXIII, No. 10
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
(Photo by Stephen Goldsmith)
NEW CENTURY: Princeton University mens lacrosse senior star Tommy Davis heads to the crease last Sunday in Princetons 15-6 win over visiting Manhattan. Davis scored a career-high five goals in the win as he eclipsed the 100-point mark in his career. He is just the 21st player in program history to reach that milestone
Although Princeton brought a 3-0 record into the clash with the Jaspers, senior attacker Davis had been held to a total of two assists in the Tigers last two outings.
I have been struggling getting my shot on net lately, said Davis, a 510, 185-pound native of Levittown, N.Y.
In the last few games, I was 0 for 6 and 0 for 7 shooting. I was just concentrating on the last step, trying to get the ball on net.
It has taken a lot of toil and tribulation but Julia Berger was ready to shine in crunch time last Friday as the Princeton University womens basketball team battled Columbia.
Princeton senior forward Berger, who had just five starts in her first three seasons with the Tigers before emerging as a solid contributor this winter, was determined to do whatever her team needed with the score tied at 61-61 and 1:37 left in the second half.
At times this season, A.J. Dowers went missing in action for the Princeton High boys basketball team.
The 68 senior center struggled in late season losses to WW/P-S, Lawrence High, and Pennington, losing some confidence and playing time in the process.
But showing a sense of urgency, Dowers came up big last Thursday as fifth-seeded PHS pulled out a 47-35 victory at No. 4 Point Pleasant in the Group III Central Jersey quarterfinals.
One of the most frequently voiced hockey maxims states that every shift is important.
The Princeton High boys hockey team learned the truth of that principle the hard way this winter.
In the last week of the regular season, PHS held a 2-1 lead over WW/P-S late in the third period only to see the Pirates score a late goal to pull out a tie.
In late January, the Princeton Day School girls hockey team didnt bring its A-game as it lost to Holton Arms.
Lacking energy, PDS never got in synch and got badly outplayed in the third period in falling 3-1.
Getting a second crack at Holton Arms three weeks later in the WIHLMA consolation playoffs, the Panthers were primed to make amends.
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