No. 18 Men's Water Polo Caps Off Regular Season at Ivy Championship
The No. 18 Princeton men's water polo team heads to New Haven, Conn. this weekend for the Ivy League Championship hosted at Yale. The two-day tournament from Nov. 27-28 brings together all Ivy institutions fielding either a varsity or club water polo program. Varsity seeding is based on 2011 CWPA Eastern Championship finish, with the Tigers (12-10, 5-3 Southern) earning the top seed, while club seeding is based on its finish at last year's tournament. Due to its top seed, Princeton earns byes into the third round on Sunday. The Tigers will open up action at 11:30 a.m. versus an opponent to be determined.
Princeton is coming off a sweep over Iona, 18-9, and George Washington, 13-6, in its regular season home finale. Matt Weber led the charge with 10 goals, two steals and assist. In goal, freshman Alex Gow made a combined 16 saves, two steals and had an assist in the undefeated effort.
The Ivy League Championship marks Princeton's final regular season action before the CWPA Southern Championships. Southerns will run from Nov. 2-4 and is hosted by Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. Finishes at the divisional tournament will determine the field for Eastern Championships.
After a two-week break in play, the Tigers return to DeNunzio Pool to host the Easterns from Nov. 16-18. Princeton will look to defend its Eastern crown and earn the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Championships for the third time in four years.