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Vol. LXIV, No. 40
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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SHARK HUNT: Princeton University field hockey junior standout Kathleen Sharkey chases after the ball in recent action. Sharkey currently leads the nation with 19 goals. Last Sunday, she scored a goal but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 3-2 to 14th-ranked American. The No. 3 Tigers, now 8-1, will look to get back on the winning track this week when they play at No. 4 Virginia (9-1) on October 8 and host No. 8 Louisville (8-3) on October 10.

No 3 PU Field Hockey Has Roller Coaster Week; Topping No. 1 Maryland Before Losing to American

Bill Alden

Over the past few years, the Princeton University field hockey team has steadily climbed into the upper echelon of the college game.

In 2008, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and last fall they took a step further by making it to the Final Four.

Last week, fourth-ranked Princeton made a trip to the summit of the college field hockey world, beating No. 1 and previously undefeated Maryland 4-2 in a scintillating encounter.

Sparked by Herring’s Move to Singles; PHS Girls’ Tennis Finishes 2nd at MCT

Bill Alden

Keely Herring knew that it wasn’t going to be easy stepping up to the second singles role this fall for the Princeton High girls’ tennis team.

“For me it is a lot more stressful to be a singles player; it is you alone on that side of the court,” said junior Herring, who played second doubles last fall.

With Senior Star Blair Back at Full Speed, PHS Field Hockey Gets on Winning Track

Bill Alden

Taylor Blair is savoring every moment she spends on the field this fall for the Princeton High field hockey team.

Two years ago, Blair emerged as a potent offensive force for PHS in her sophomore campaign.

Not Missing a Beat in Moving Up to First Singles; PDS’ Asch Wins MCT Title Without Losing a Set

Bill Alden

After breezing to the second singles title last fall at the Mercer County Tournament without losing a game, Samantha Asch was primed to take things up a notch at this year’s county tourney.

Buoyed by Patriarca’s Gritty Defensive Play, Hun Boys’ Soccer Produces Solid 3-0-3 Start

Bill Alden

Brian Patriarca’s forte for the Hun School boys’ soccer team doesn’t revolve around dazzling kicks or fancy moves.

Instead, the senior defender provides grit along the backline and a fiery attitude.

“I just try to play hard,” said Patriarca. “I am not the best on foot skills. I am not the strongest soccer player but I will go into every tackle. I try to get the guys up and playing hard.”

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