Sports shorts: Fall Ivy updates

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Donn Cabral ’12 (PAW)

By the time Donn Cabral ’12, right, reached the final stretch of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Oct. 29, he was the clear frontrunner, leading Harvard’s Dan Chenoweth by about 10 seconds. Cabral crossed the finish line in 24:03.8, and within a minute, four teammates had followed in the top 13, ensuring a team victory for MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY and a Princeton sweep at Heps.

 
Earlier in the day, WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY won its fifth straight Ivy title, led by individual champion Alex Banfich ’12, the second woman to break the 17-minute barrier at Heps. Five Tiger women finished in the top 11.
 
Princeton added to its list of Ivy championships Oct. 30 when the FIELD HOCKEY team clinched at least a share of the league title by holding off Cornell in a 3-2 win in Ithaca. The Tigers are 6-0 in Ivy play with one game remaining, vs. Penn Nov. 5.
 
WOMEN’S SOCCER also earned an important win in Ithaca Oct. 30, topping the Big Red in overtime on a

goal by Kalie Bartholomew ’12. It was Bartholomew’s second goal of the season – and her second game-winner in an Ivy game. She also scored the lone goal in the Tigers’ 1-0 win over Brown Oct. 9. Princeton (4-2 Ivy) hosts first-place Penn (4-1-1) in its season finale Nov. 6 at Roberts Stadium. Princeton can earn the Ivy title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a win over the Quakers. Penn would win the league with either a victory or a tie.
 
In MEN’S SOCCER, Princeton shut out Cornell, 1-0, to win its ninth straight game and remain unbeaten in Ivy games. The Tigers meet Penn,the league’s other 5-0 team, at Roberts Stadium Nov. 6. The winner of that game will clinch at least a share of the Ivy title.
 
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL split its weekend Ivy matches, falling to Yale Oct. 29 before beating Brown Oct. 30. The Tigers (7-2 Ivy) are in a tight race with Yale and Penn for the league title.
 
The FOOTBALL team, still searching for its first Ivy win, lost a heartbreaker to Cornell Oct. 30. Trailing by eight points in the fourth quarter, Tiger quarterback Andrew Dixon ’11 completed a long pass to Trey Peacock ’11, who sprinted for a 92-yard touchdown. Cornell broke up Princeton’s two-point conversion pass, and the Tigers could not find the end zone in the closing minutes. Cornell won, 21-19.
 
Princeton MEN’S WATER POLO beat Brown in overtime at DeNunzio Pool Oct. 31 to win the sport’s first Ivy tournament. Officially, men’s water polo is not an Ivy sport because only three member schools – Princeton, Brown, and Harvard – have varsity teams. The tournament included club teams from the other five Ivy schools.