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Vol. LXIV, No. 44
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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READY POSITION: Princeton University women’s hockey goalie Cassie Seguin gets ready to stop a shot in recent action. Last Friday, sophomore netminder Seguin posted her fifth career shutout for the Tigers, making 23 saves in blanking Colgate 2-0. Princeton, now 1-3 overall and 1-1 in ECAC Hockey action, heads to upstate New York this weekend, when it plays at Rensselaer on November 5 and at Union a day later.

Seguin Blanks Colgate 2-0 in ECACH Opener as PU Women’s Hockey Gets Weekend Split

Bill Alden

Two weekends ago, Cassie Seguin surrendered a total of five goals as the Princeton University women’s hockey started its season with two defeats.

But the sophomore goalie viewed the weekend on the road as laying the foundation for some good things to come.

“It helped that the team atmosphere was really striving for it; we came together and everybody got going even though we were playing tough opponents,” said Seguin, who made 71 saves on the weekend and posted a .934 save percentage as Princeton fell 2-1 at Northeastern and 4-0 at Providence.

Last Friday, things came together for the Tigers and Seguin as they blanked Colgate 2-0 in the ECAC Hockey opener for both squads.

Unlikely Hero Meggitt Delivers Knockout Blow as PDS Boys’ Soccer Shocks PHS to Win MCT

Bill Alden

Hugo Meggitt was drained but excited as the Princeton Day School boys’ soccer team headed into overtime last Saturday in its tense battle with Princeton High in the Mercer County Tournament championship game.

“We kind of figured there was a good chance for it to happen,” said the PDS senior midfielder, noting that the teams had played to a 1-1 draw on October 9. “This was definitely one of the most tiring games I can remember.”

PHS Boys’ Soccer Stunned in MCT Title Game but Bounces Back to Win State Tourney Opener

Bill Alden

Some players lay prone on the turf with their hands covering their heads while others just sat motionless staring into space.

After having gone 36-0-5 in their last 41 games and not tasting defeat since 2008, the players on the Princeton High boys’ high soccer team were stunned as they fell 1-0 in double overtime to crosstown rival Princeton Day School last Saturday evening in the Mercer County Tournament championship game.

While PHS head coach Wayne Sutcliffe had hoped for a different result as his club went for its fourth straight country crown, he had no qualms with how his players battled.

Sparked by Smart’s Emergence as a Frontrunner, PHS Boys’ Cross Country Takes 3rd at Counties

Bill Alden

It is a sign of how far Zaid Smart has come as a runner that he wasn’t thrilled with his seventh-place finish last Friday in the Mercer County Cross Country Championship.

“I was happy with my time,” said Princeton High senior star Smart. “I ran well but I don’t compete well.”

Smart’s disappointment centered on his failure to catch the WW/P-S pack that saw Pirate runners take second and fourth through sixth as they won the team title.

Senior Star Natale Spearheads Defensive Effort as Hun Field Hockey Makes MCT Semifinals

Bill Alden

As the most experienced defender on the back line for the Hun School field hockey team, Nicolette Natale knows that she has to speak up on the field.

“I see the whole field basically for the team so I like to talk to my two sides and make sure they know who is behind them,” said senior co-captain Natale. “I tell them who is where, where to mark up, and how to step up to the ball.”

Getting seeded 10th in the Mercer County Tournament, Natale and her teammates stepped up and made quite a statement as the competition unfolded.

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