Princeton, NJ – The Princeton University Tigers defeated the Hofstra Pride 11-6 in a men’s lacrosse game held at Princeton Stadium on Saturday March 15, 2008.
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Princeton, NJ – The number 7 Princeton Tigers upset the number Duke Blue Devils 13-8 Saturday March 8, 2008 in women’s lacrosse played at Princeton Stadium.
Princeton, NJ – (Written by Anthony Lawrence Caruso, III for NJSI) The Princeton Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers had to deal with heavy rain throughout the lacrosse game, including water piles on the field, at Princeton Stadium, in Princeton, NJ yesterday afternoon. In a match-up between two Top-15 teams, according to Inside Lacrosse, the teams didn’t disappoint their nationally-televised audience.
Both teams are known for playing low-scoring, defensive games. However, the rain affected their defense and let their offense shine for much of the game. Both teams combined for 22 goals in the game, with 12 coming from the Cavaliers, and would win the game, 12-10, in their first meeting since last year. The Cavaliers also won their last meeting.
The Cavaliers used a second-half offensive outburst to take a 4-goal advantage right out of the gates. The Cavaliers scored 4 goals, including one with a man advantage, in a 1-minute, 40-second span to open the second half. Shamel Bratton opened up the scoring, with his 5th goal of the season, at 13:21.
Brian Carroll had two goals during that span. Nearly 30-seconds after Bratton’s goal, Carroll scored his 12th goal of the season, and he would score his second goal at 11:43 — his second goal was scored with Virginia being a man-up after Charlie Kolkin had a penalty with an illegal body check. Danny Glading scored his 13th goal of the seas at 12:39.
Princeton would mount a comeback. After the 4-goals by the Cavaliers, Princeton would make the game close, with three straight goals. They would score 3 goals in a 7-minute and 43-second span, with 1:30 left in the third.
Bob Schneider would score an unassisted goal at 9:45 to make the score 6-10. Nearly a minute and two seconds later, Alex Haynie would score at 8:27, assisted by Josh Lesko, to make the score 7-10. Mark Kovler would score at 2:02 in the third period to make it 8-10.
With a minute plus left in the third, Virginia would score another goal. Brian Carroll would score his third goal of the game with 1:11 in the third period to make the score 8-11.
The 4th period would be totally different than the 3rd period. There would be only 3 goals scored in the 4th period, as opposed to the 8 combined goals from both teams. Princeton would score two goals in the period, as opposed to Virginia’s one goal.
Ben Rubeor would score the only goal for Virginia in the period at 11:48 to make the score 8-12. The goal was his third in the game.
Princeton’s Bob Schneider would score his second goal of the game at 8:58 to make the score 9-12. Mark Kovler would score the final goal of the game at 2:07 to make the score 10-12.
Kovler lead all scored with 4 goals. He would have two goals in the second period at 5:51 and 0:24, then one goal each in the third and fourth period.
After the Kovler goal at nearly the 2-minute mark, Princeton would go with an extra forward and no goalie. Princeton would have opportunities to score; however, Virginia would stop those chances.
With no goalie, Princeton’s defense came up huge, without giving up an additional goal. The Tigers defense had to protect an empty net — including a flurry of shots late — that kept the score 12-10.
Princeton has fell to 1-2 on the season, while Virginia improves their record 6-0 on the season. Next week, the Princeton Tigers play another home game at Princeton Stadium against Hofstra, while Virginia plays this Tuesday at Mount St. May’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Piscatway, NJ – The Delaware Fighting Hens defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 10-8 in Mens Lacrosse on Saturday March 1, 2008.
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Summit, NJ - We recently had the opportunity to view and photograph a theatrical performance at Kent Place School called “Witchcraft at Salem Village,” which was directed by Chair of the Drama Department Robert Pridham. It was an excellent performance about a very dark and disturbing period in our history. Nineteen men and women, all of whom had been convicted of witchcraft from June through September of 1692, were carted to Gallows Hill, near Salem Village, for hanging. There also was a man of over eighty years that was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others also were accused of witchcraft, while dozens rotted in jail for months without trials. Then, almost as soon as it had begun, the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts ended.
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