Winter teams are off and running
As Princeton's winter teams began competition in November and December, men's hockey was the clear headliner, winning nine of its first 11 games and climbing as high as No. 7 in the national polls. The high-scoring Tigers averaged more than three goals per game through Nov. 29.
Women's hockey topped Quinnipiac Dec. 2 to creep closer to .500. The Tigers (5-6-1) scored an impressive upset against No. 4 St. Lawrence Nov. 21.
Women's basketball opened 3-2, thanks in part to scoring-leader Addie Micir ’11's 12.8 points per game. The Tigers will travel to California for a two-game set at the Collier's International Classic Dec. 6 and 7.
Men's basketball lost close games to Central Michigan and Maine before rebounding with strong wins over Army and Fordham. The Tigers dropped to 2-3 with a loss to South Carolina Dec. 2. Freshman Doug Davis has been the story of the season so far. The 5-foot, 10-inch, 155-pound guard scored 25 points in his first collegiate game and has averaged 16.4 points in his first five appearances.
Other winter sports are just getting under way. Men's swimming and diving, ranked No. 22 in the nation, swept Penn and Cornell in its first Ivy meet Nov. 22. The Princeton women swimmers also topped Penn and Cornell to open the Ivy season. In wrestling, the Tigers dropped early dual meets to Penn and Lehigh. The fencing and squash teams were solid in early competition. Both sports play the bulk of their Ivy schedules after the January break for fall semester exams.
Above, Krystal Hill ’11 drives to the basket in Princeton's 62-47 win over Farleigh Dickinson Nov. 25. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)