No. 15 Menís Water Polo Looks to Capture Ivy Championship This Weekend
The No. 15 Princeton men’s water polo team will travel to Penn this weekend for the annual Ivy League Championship featuring all varsity and club programs from the Ivy affiliated institutions. The Tigers (13-4, 6-1 Southern) open action in the quarterfinals on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Last Time Out:
• Princeton is coming off a 2-1 Southern weekend, maintaining its first place stance in the division.
• The Tigers opened the three-game slate at home with wins over Johns Hopkins, 11-5, and Navy, 16-11, on Oct. 12.
• The next day Bucknell stunned the Tigers with a 12-5 loss to hand the squad their first divisional loss.
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Ivy Championship Format:
• As the top Ivy finisher at last year’s Eastern Championship, Princeton earned the No. 1 seed and an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.
• The four club teams from Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn will square off on Saturday in the opening rounds.
• Princeton will open versus a club team, pending results from day one.
2012 Ivy Championship:
• Princeton topped Dartmouth, 18-12, in its opening game of the 2012 Ivy Championship on Oct. 28 in New Haven, Conn.
• Matt Weber tallied a team-high six goals, while Brendan Byrne had three saves and Tyler Amina made nine splitting time in the cage.
• Due to Hurricane Sandy, the remainder of the tournament was cancelled.
The National Scene:
• Princeton drops from No. 12 to 15 in the national top-20 following its loss to unranked Bucknell.
• The Tigers earned 30 points in the Oct. 16 poll.
• The Tigers remain in first place in the Southern Division-East Region standings at 6-1 with 12 points.
• The squad is ahead of second-place Bucknell (5-3) with 10 points. In head-to-head matches Princeton is 1-1 versus the Bison.
• The Tigers also remain tabbed No. 1 in the CWPA Top-10 Poll with 97 points.
Trending Now: The Tigers are outscoring opponents 178-157.
Ranked Opponents: The Tigers are 3-4 versus opponents currently ranked in the top-20.
A Closer Look at the Losses:
• Princeton opened the year riding seven-game winning streak before suffering its first loss.
• The Tigers first three losses were to top-seven opponents.
• Bucknell was unranked at the time of its 12-5 victory over Princeton on Oct. 13, but has since moved into top-20.