The No. 18 Princeton men's water polo team opened up the
CWPA Southern Division Championship with a 16-7 victory over seventh-seeded
Notre Dame College Friday evening in Lewisburg, Pa.
The No. 2 seed Tigers will face 11th-seeded Penn State
Behrend tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10:10 a.m. to conclude bracket play. Based on
its finish in group play, Princeton will face an opponent to be determined in
The Tigers jumped into the driver's seat from the get-go,
holding off the Falcons throughout the 32-minute contest. Princeton went on a
5-0 run in the first quarter, seeing goals from five different players during
NDC attempted to counter, coming as close as 5-3 at 2:45 in
the second quarter, but the Tigers' responded with another 5-0 rally entering
Up 11-6 in the fourth quarter, Princeton remained in control
and improved its advantage with a final 5-1 run.
Matt Weber had his fourth consecutive four-goal or more performance,
tallying four goals and a steal.
Tim Wenzlau had a team-high five steals, and Drew Hoffenberg
notched four steals, two goals and an assist. Sam Butler made a team-best five
assists and added two steals and a goal.
Tyler Amina made his first start in goal and had 11 saves,
earning the complete game victory.
No. 2 Seed Princeton:
5 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 16
No. 7 Notre Dame
College: 0 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 7
Goals: Butler 1,
Donahue 2, Galainena 1, Hoffenberg 2, Lebovitz 1, Ruth 1, Shannon 1, Tifft 1,
Wachtell 1, Weber 4, Wenzlau 1
1, Butler 5, Hoffenberg 1, Lebovitz 1, Ruth 1, Wenzlau 1
1, Butler 2, Donahue 2, Galainena 1, Hoffenberg 4, Ruth 1, Tifft 2, Weber 1, Wenzlau
Saves: Amina 11