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Men's Water Polo Cruises into Eastern Semis with Win Over Iona

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/18/2011
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Billy Tifft had three goals in the win.
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (11/18/11) - Billy Tifft and Tim Wenzlau each scored three goals as the 19th-ranked Princeton men's water polo team cruised past Iona into the CWPA Eastern semifinals on Friday afternoon at Harvard. Princeton will now play 16th-ranked St. Francis in tomorrow's semifinal round.

Princeton improved to 20-9 overall with the dominating performance, which was its third of the season over Iona. Nine Tigers scored in the win as Tifft, Wenzlau and Jeff Cole each recorded multiple tallies. Kayj Shannon had a team-best three assists while four players record multiple steals.

The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a quarter and never looked, back building a 5-2 lead at the half. The score was 8-3 after the third quarter before the Tigers scored six straight to close the game in the final period. Tyler Amina made 12 saves in the win.

Princeton will meet St. Francis, a 14-12 winner over Johns Hopkins on Friday, tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

Princeton 3 2 3 6 - 14
Iona 0 2 1 0 - 3

Goals: Tifft 3, Wenzlau 3, Cole 2, Buchbinder, Cottrell, Donahue 1, Galainena, Hoffenberg, Nelson.
Assists: Shannon 3, Donahue 2, Buchbinder, Helou, Hoffenberg, Tifft
Saves: Amina 12

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