Vol. LXII, No. 42
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
(Photo by Bill Allen/NJ SportAction)
JORDAN RULES: Princeton University junior running back Jordan Culbreath looks for yardage in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, Culbreath rushed for a career-high 153 yards but it wasnt enough as Princeton fell 27-24 at Colgate.
With Princeton leading the Raiders 16-14 at the break, Hughes conveyed a simple message to his players in the locker room.
I told the guys we were in a heckuva football game, said Hughes. There is nowhere you would rather be; this is what we do.
By the end of the contest, however, the Princeton dressing room was not a great place to be as the Tigers dealt with the disappointment of a 27-24 loss to the Raiders which saw Colgate score the winning points on a last-second field goal.
After scoring a first half goal last Saturday to give the Princeton University mens soccer team a 1-0 lead over visiting Brown, the 53 Busch raced to the wall at Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium and leaped up to high five cheering fans.
Although the senior quarterback had hit on several big passes as PHS battled visiting Steinert last Saturday, he had also thrown two interceptions which had helped put the Little Tigers in a 16-7 hole with 6:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Of course we were getting frustrated, said Ryan. I threw two bad passes that ended up in interceptions.
Over the final minutes of the contest, Ryan turned that frustration into a personal highlight film as he engineered a stunning comeback.
For the Princeton High girls cross country team, it was the first major test of the young season.
Facing perennial powers WW/P-N and WW/P-S last week at Veterans Park in Hamilton, PHS saw the meet as a measuring stick with the county and state competitions just around the corner.
While PHS didnt prevail, it gave its highly regarded foes a run for their money. Led by precocious freshman Jenna Cody, who placed sixth individually, the Little Tigers lost 24-31 to WW/P-N and 25-30 to WW/P-S.
PHS head coach James Smirk, for his part, was pleasantly surprised by his teams effort.
Having won three straight games coming into its clash at the Peddie School last week, the Princeton Day School girls soccer team seemed poised to keep up its hot streak.
PDS was tied 1-1 with the Falcons heading into the waning stages of the first half. But making some uncharacteristic miscues, the Panthers surrendered two goals and found themselves trailing 3-1 by intermission.
In the final 40 minutes, PDS did score a goal but it wasnt nearly enough as Peddie cruised to a 5-2 triumph.
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