Editor's note: The Monday sports column is on a brief hiatus for fall break and will return Nov. 10.
The men's cross country team earned Princetonâs first Ivy League championship of the 2014-15 academic year, outpacing the field on a cold and rainy day at the Heptagonal Championships Nov. 1. Michael Sublette '16 led the Tigers, finishing second on the 8,000-meter course at West Windsor Fields. Princetonâs five scoring runners each placed in the top 12.
Women's cross country placed second in the Heps team standings, behind Dartmouth, and Megan Curham '17 won the individual crown, becoming the first Tiger to win gold since Alex Banfich '12 in 2010. She ran the 6,000-meter course in 20:24.3.
After struggling to find the end zone against Harvard last week, Princeton football rebounded on the road at Cornell, scoring 38 points to defeat the Big Red, 38-27. Receiver Connor Kelley '15 had a career day, catching 13 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Quinn Epperly '15 was sidelined by an injury for the second time in three weeks. Connor Michelson '15 played well in Epperly's place, completing 23 of 33 passes for 281 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
Women's soccer beat Cornell, 2-1, and remains alive in the Ivy title chase entering the final set of league games. To win a share of the championship, the Tigers need to beat Penn and get help from Columbia and Cornell, who are playing Harvard and Dartmouth, the two teams ahead of Princeton in the standings. October was a great month for men's soccer , which went 4-1-1 in the middle of its schedule, and November also opened on a positive note: The Tigers' Andrew Mills '15 scored in the 88th minute to defeat Cornell, 2-1, on Nov. 1. Entering its final two Ivy games, Princeton is tied with Dartmouth at the top of the league standings.