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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 03/17/2012

SAN DIEGO (3/17/12) - Two weeks ago Princeton lost to 12th-ranked San Jose State on a last second shot in its first game of the season against a ranked opponent. On Saturday the Tigers again faced ranked teams and this time the Tigers picked up a pair of well-played and hard-fought one-goal wins.

In the day's first game, a stellar defensive effort led the 18th-ranked Tigers to a 4-3 win over 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge in their first game of the SDSU Aztec Invitational. Taylor Dunstan scored the deciding goal in the final quarter as she snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted Princeton to victory.

The Tigers and Matadors played a tight game throughout the low scoring contest. Each team scored in the opening period as Molly McBee scored for the Tigers and Northridge scored on a power play. Neither team scored in the second quarter sending the game to the midway point deadlocked at one goal each.

In the third quarter each team scored twice as McBee scored her second goal of the game and Katie Rigler converted on a 5-meter penalty shot. That knotted the game at 3-3, which is where it stayed until Dunstan's fourth-quarter goal.

Kelly Gross had an assist in the win, while Camille Hooks contributed three steals and two drawn ejections. Kristen Ward made 10 saves in goal and added a steal. As a team the Tigers had 15 steals with nine coming from the set. Dunstan, Rigler and Jessie Holechek each added two assists.

Princeton 1-0-2-1--4
CSUN 0-1-2-0--3

Princeton goals: McBee 2, Rigler 1, Dunstan 1
CSUN goals: Young 2, Jamison 1

The Tigers had to come from behind in the nightcap and did just that to top 19th-ranked UC San Diego 7-6 in overtime. Princeton trailed 3-1 after a quarter and was down 5-1 at the half before charging back to force overtime in the second half.

Tied at six entering overtime, Dunstan scored for Princeton in the first overtime period and the Tigers held off the Tritons over the remaining time to secure the win. Ward made four saves in overtime to keep UCSD off the scoreboard.

Hooks led Princeton with three goals in the win, scoring with the player advantage, on a counter and naturally, while Dunstan scored twice, once on the power play. Audrey Zak and Holechek added the other goals, while McBee and Ward provided assists in the win.

The Tigers were again strong defensively as seven players combined for 11 steals, including two apiece for Ashley Hatcher, Hooks, McBee and Gross. McBee drew a team-high three ejections, while Hooks had two field blocks. Ward finished the game with 16 saves for the win.

Princeton improved to 18-1 with the wins. The Tigers are back in the water tomorrow for a pair of games. Princeton takes on Pacific at 10:30 a.m. and eighth-ranked San Diego State at 3:30 pm. (Times Local)

Princeton 1-0-3-2-1--7
UCSD 3-2-0-1-0--6

PU goals: Hooks 3, Dunstan 2, Holechek, Zak
UCSD goals: Tran 3, Lizzotte, Gonzales, Bartow

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