MEN’S WATER POLO topped Claremont McKenna and Whittier Sept. 29 to conclude a 4–3 California road trip and expand its record to 10–3. The No. 11 Tigers opened the season with a seven-game winning streak that included Luis Nicolao’s 300th career victory as head coach. Goalies Ben Dearborn ’14 and Alex Gow ’16 were named the Southern Division’s defensive player of the week in successive weeks.
In its final early-season game before opening Ivy League play, FOOTBALL trounced Georgetown 50–22 Sept. 28. Quarterback Quinn Epperly ’15 picked up four rushing touchdowns as Princeton posted 50 points for the first time since 2000. The Tigers rebounded from a nationally televised thriller a week earlier, when Princeton, after leading by 19 points at halftime, lost 29–28 to No. 22 Lehigh.
WOMEN’S SOCCER dropped its Ivy League opening game to Yale Sept. 28 in overtime, 3–2. The Tigers had topped Fordham 3–1 Sept. 24 to complete their pre-Ivy play with a 4–1–2 record, their best since 2008.