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Vol. LXI, No. 42
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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FULL COVERAGE: Princeton University star forward Lizzie Keady gets defensive in action last winter. Keady, who has played with the U.S. National Team, figures to provide plenty of leadership and offense this season for Princeton. The Tigers get their 2007-08 season underway this weekend when they host No. 8 Boston College on October 19 and league foe Quinnipiac two days later.

PU Women’s Hockey Opening Season Expecting Big Things From Senior Stars

Bill Alden

Things ended in a frustrating manner last winter for the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team.

The Tigers dropped two one-goal games to Colgate to get eliminated in the first round of the ECAC Hockey League playoffs and dropped a series to the Raiders for the first time in program history.

Getting Wake-Up Call After Cornell Setback, PU Field Hockey Primed for Harvard Clash

Bill Alden

It was a loss that could have sent the Princeton University field hockey team into a tailspin.

Jumping out to a 2-0 lead over visiting Cornell on September 29, the Tigers squandered their advantage and eventually lost 4-3 on a goal with 21 seconds left in regulation.

The setback prompted an extended post-game session as the players met among themselves in addition to hearing some scathing words from head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn.

Singles Star Joshi Edged In 3-Set Marathon as PHS Girls’ Tennis Drops Sectional Final

Bill Alden

It was 5:15 p.m. last Friday evening and the shadows were settling over the Mercer County Park tennis courts as the Princeton High girls’ tennis team battled Wall in the NJSIAA Group III Central Jersey sectional final.

PHS top singles player Priya Joshi headed out for the third and decisive set against Wall’s Alexis Donner, knowing that the sun would set on the Little Tigers’ bid for the title if she couldn’t come through.

With Rooks Regaining Form at Right Time, Hun Boys’ Soccer Poised for Tournaments

Bill Alden

It hasn’t been the easiest fall for Jelani Rooks.

Dealing with problems on and off the field, the junior striker for the Hun School boys’ soccer team has been a shadow of the player he was in 2006 when he emerged as a productive scorer for the raiders.

But last Saturday against visiting Blair, Rooks displayed the dashing form that made him a star as a sophomore.

Miller Adjusting Well to Hun Football, Helps Trigger 31-7 Beating of Blair

Bill Alden

Matthew Miller had reason to be a bit nervous as he came to the Hun School football program this fall.

The post-graduate quarterback had to make adjustments on many levels. Miller wasn’t just coming to a new school, he was getting used to a new region as he moved to New Jersey from Charlotte, N.C.


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