September 10, 2003

Around the Ivies

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Princeton’s field hockey team dismissed all doubters this weekend with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over perennial power house Virginia. The Tigers added a second victory over Drexel on Saturday. For their efforts, Princeton senior Claire Miller and freshman Allison Nemeth earned player of the week awards.

Penn’s women’s soccer team won its opening game, but the Quakers had to wait to taste victory. The team’s game with Lafayette was decided in double-OT as sophomore forward Carolyn Cross scored the game-winning goal. They faced Seton Hall last night in another defensive battle, eventually winning 1-0.

The Quakers’ men’s team is also having a good season. Despite the fact that they haven’t played a game yet, the men are currently ranked 25th in the NCAA.

The Sun Staff is betting that Yale’s Rudy Meredith, the women’s soccer head coach, enjoyed winning his season opener against Hartford. We’re also betting he slept on the couch that night. Hartford’s coach happens to be his fiancee, Eva Bergsten.

Elizabeth Topp and Meredith Howell scored twice for the Yale field hockey team on Saturday. The goals were enough to stretch the game to OT, but not for the win.

Brown’s Sean Morey, holder of five Ivy receiving records, has recently earned a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles’ active roster after ranking No. 2 for kickoff returns in NFL Europe.

The Bears’ women’s soccer team’s offense, however, has not been so active. Already three games into its season, the team is 1-0-2. Both ties were scoreless.

Dartmouth’s field hockey team lost this weekend, falling 2-0 to Rutgers at home. The Green’s women’s soccer team split its opening weekend.

Columbia’s women’s cross country team is ranked 9th in the NCAA’s pre-season poll. Last year the Lions finished 11th at nationals.

Harvard was named the 2003 ECAC Jostens’ Institute award winner for outstanding athletic and academic performance. Apparently the people at Jostens do that "Harvard math," seeing as how Harvard won just five 2003 league championships to Cornell’s seven. But it’s okay, like most students, the voting committee probably had class during the Frozen Four.

Around the Ivies will appear weekly this semester.

Archived article by Matthew Janiga