With October wins over national powers Maryland and Connecticut at Bedford Field, FIELD HOCKEY rose to No. 2 in the national rankings. After routing Harvard Oct. 20, the Tigers were on track to win their eighth straight Ivy League title, having won their first five conference games by a combined score of 33–1.
WOMEN’S SOCCER beat Harvard 3–1 Oct. 20 to extend its win streak to eight games and improve to 5-0 in league play. Jen Hoy ’13 scored in the victory, maintaining her league-leading average of 1.14 goals per game.
MEN’S SOCCER is on a different kind of streak, having gone to overtime in all four of its Ivy League games. Princeton tied two of those and won two others, including the Oct. 20 contest, in which Alex Wettermann ’15 scored his first career goal to beat Harvard.
Matija Pecotic ’13 became the third Ivy League player in MEN’S TENNIS ever to reach the semifinals of the ITA All-American championship Oct. 6. Under new head coach Billy Pate, Princeton players won nine singles or doubles tournaments in fall competition.
SPRINT FOOTBALL came close to its first official victory since 1999 in consecutive games at Princeton Stadium. The Tigers lost to Post University 32–29 in overtime Oct. 5 and fell to Franklin Pierce 21–14 the following weekend.
MEN’S GOLF won the Ivy League match play tournament Oct. 21 at TPC Jasna Polana, a few minutes west of campus, while WOMEN’S GOLF placed first the same day at the Lehigh Invitational, with Kelly Shon ’14 and Anna Jang ’13 tying for first place individually.
The NCAA announced Oct. 15 that it would no longer hold postseason championship events in New Jersey due to the state’s plan to legalize sports gambling. The field hockey and women’s soccer teams had been on pace to potentially host NCAA tournament games this fall.