Sports shorts: Back in action

i-afb992907ef41cf27734ed5266dccd95-wb_sports.jpgPrinceton’s winter teams returned from the January exam break and posted a near-perfect weekend that included big wins for men’s and women’s swimming and a combined 7-0-1 record for the basketball and hockey teams.

MEN’S and WOMEN’S SWIMMING swept Harvard and Yale at the annual H-Y-P meet, held in DeNunzio Pool Jan. 29-30. The Tiger men opened the action Friday night and sealed victory by winning six of the nine races held Saturday. Jon Christensen ’12 won three individual events in the meet. In the women’s competition Saturday night, Meredith Monroe ’12, Courtney Kilkuts ’10, and Alicia Aemisegger ’10 each set school or pool records. Those three also joined Megan Waters ’11 to break the Princeton record in the 200-yard medley relay.

MEN’S BASKETBALL opened Ivy League play with wins at Brown (63-46, Jan. 29) and Yale (58-45, Jan. 30). Douglas Davis ’12 led Princeton in scoring in both games. The Tigers improved to 11-5, including nine wins in their last 10 games.

In WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, four Princeton players — Devona Allgood ’12, Lauren Edwards ’12, Addie Micir ’11, and Niveen Rasheed ’13 — scored 10 or more points as the Tigers topped Yale, 69-48, to earn their 10th consecutive win Jan. 30. The women, who also routed Brown 75-44 Jan. 29, are 15-2 overall and 3-0 against Ivy teams.

MEN’S HOCKEY beat Harvard and Dartmouth Jan. 29 and 30 for its first weekend sweep of ECAC Hockey opponents this season.

After shutting out Union and tying Rensselaer Jan. 29-30, WOMEN’S HOCKEY is tied for third place in the ECAC Hockey standings.

WOMEN’S SQUASH topped Yale 5-4 Jan. 29 and beat Middlebury 8-1 Jan. 30.

Yale edged MEN’S SQUASH, 5-4 Jan. 29, but the Tigers bounced back with a 9-0 sweep of Middlebury Jan. 30.

At Dillon Gym, WRESTLING won its fourth match of the season, dominating Duquesne 29-9 Jan. 29, before dropping a two-match set to Virginia and Clarion Jan. 30.