Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tiger Watch

This weekend, the two teams to watch are the men's hockey team and the men's squash team, hands down. On the ice, Princeton (19-7-0 overall, 13-6-0 ECAC Hockey) faced off against Brown on Friday evening, defeating the Bears by a score of 4-1. On Saturday evening, No. 7 Yale comes to town in a pivotal matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Baker Rink. The reason the game is so important is because, if Princeton beats the Bulldogs and completes the weekend sweep, it can secure a first-round bye in the playoffs. Also up for grabs is a potential seeding in the NCAA tournament. If the TIgers beat Yale, they will be in better position for one of the 16 coveted bids.
The other major matchup to watch out for this weekend is the historic Princeton-Trinity squash battle that might take place on the Jadwin Squash Courts on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. If the Tigers make it to the final round of the CSA Championships and if things hold true to form, they will play against Trinity. The Bantams currently hold a 199-game winning streak.
Princeton lost to Trinity last weekend by a narrow 5-4 margin, so the possible finals match would be exciting, especially given the fact that this is the last team tournament for the three senior tri-captains: Mauricio Sanchez, Hesham el Halaby and Kimlee Wong.
So, gear up for a big hockey and squash weekend in the Orange Bubble and visit Baker Rink and the Jadwin Squash Courts to cheer on both Tiger teams.


Anonymous said...

Tigers went down to Trinity 5-4.

Anonymous said...

Tigers ALWAYS go down to Trinity.