Princeton Men's Water Polo Releases 2014 Schedule
2014 COMPLETE SCHEDULE
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Princeton University men’s water polo team recently released its 2014 schedule, which includes 10 regular season home matches at DeNunzio Pool.
Kicking off the 2014 campaign, the Tigers will host the annual Princeton Invitational on Sept. 6-7. The Orange and Black open the year against regional rival St. Francis (9/6) in a rematch of last season’s CWPA Championship game, which the Terriers won, 11-9.
Finishing the year ranked 10th in the final CWPA top-20 poll, St. Francis punched its ticket to the NCAA semifinals a year ago before bowing out to eventual national champion USC. Princeton wraps up an opening day doubleheader with a showdown against Southern Division rival Johns Hopkins before taking on Brown, MIT and Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 7 to close out Invitational play.
Princeton will hit the road for the first time on Sept. 13-14 for Brown’s Bruno Fall Classic. The Tigers will square off with California Baptist and MIT on the first day of the tournament before facing the University of California-Irvine in their Classic finale.
Beginning on Sept. 20, Princeton embarks on a crucial stretch that features six consecutive Southern Division opponents. A tussle at Johns Hopkins starts things off followed by road match-ups against Navy (9/20) and George Washington (9/21). The Tigers return to campus for the backend of a home-and-home with GWU on Sept. 28 before also welcoming Bucknell (9/28) and Navy (10/5) to DeNunzio Pool.
Heading out to the West Coast, the Orange and Black will play UCLA on Oct. 9 before partaking in the Bruins’ SoCal Tournament from Oct. 11-12. Brown hosts the Ivy Tournament on Oct. 18-19 before Princeton returns home to face Fordham and Iona on Oct. 25.
After closing out the regular season at Bucknell on Nov. 1, the Tigers will host the Southern Division Championships on Nov. 7-9. The Naval Academy will serve as home base for the CWPA Championships on Nov. 21-23.
2014 Princeton Invitational Participants
Brown, Bucknell, Diablo Valley, George Washington, Harvard, Iona, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, St. Francis
2014 Princeton Invitational Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 6
8 a.m. - Brown vs. DVC
9:15 a.m. - Princeton vs. St. Francis
10:30 a.m. - JHU vs. Iona
11:45 a.m. - GW vs. MIT
1 p.m. - Harvard vs. DVC
2:15 p.m. - Bucknell vs. Brown
3:30 p.m. - Princeton vs. JHU
4:45 p.m. - GW vs. St. Francis
6 p.m. - MIT vs. DVC
7:15 p.m. - JHU vs. Brown
8:30 p.m. - Bucknell vs. Harvard
Sunday, Sept. 7
8 a.m. - St. Francis vs. DVC
9:15 a.m. - Princeton vs. Brown
10:30 a.m. - Bucknell vs. DVC
11:45 a.m. - GW vs. Iona
1 p.m. - JHU vs. Harvard
2:15 p.m. - Princeton vs. MIT
3:30 p.m. - Bucknell vs. St. Francis
4:45 p.m. - GW vs. Brown
6 p.m. - JHU vs. MIT
7:15 p.m. - Bucknell vs. Iona