Senior Lydia Rudnick led Princeton with 12 kills and 16 digs, but the Cornell Big Red opened their final home weekend with a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
Cornell took the opening two sets 25-19 and 25-22, but Princeton battled back to win the third 25-23. Cornell refused to let the momentum get away and took control of the fourth for a 25-17 victory.
Though Princeton lost, it can finish no worse than a share of second in the Ivy League. The Tigers fell to 9-4 in the Ivy League, but Penn dropped its fifth match in Ivy play with a 3-1 loss at Columbia. If Princeton wins at Columbia Saturday at 5, it will finish alone in second place. If the Lions win, then Princeton, Columbia and possibly Penn will all share second.