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Princeton University Field Hockey Announces 2014 Schedule

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 07/30/2014
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Princeton will play nine home games in 2014.
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COMPLETE 2014 SCHEDULE

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Princeton University field hockey team recently announced its 2014 schedule which includes seven games against opponents that earned NCAA Tournament berths last season.

The Tigers open the year with a difficult three game swing beginning at national runner-up Duke on Sept. 5. Falling to Connecticut in last year’s NCAA championship game, the Blue Devils finished the 2013 campaign ranked fifth in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll.

Things don’t get any easier for Princeton with match-ups against Virginia (9/7) and Penn State (9/12), which closed out last season ranked seventh and ninth, respectively, in the final top-20 poll. In all, the Orange and Black will square off with seven teams that wrapped up 2013 in the top-18 of the NFHCA rankings.

The Tigers play the first of nine home games on Sept. 14 against Bucknell before welcoming Dartmouth to Bedford Field to kick-off Ivy League action on Sept. 20. After a trip to the nation’s capital to face American on Sept. 21, Princeton remains on the road for three showdowns against Yale (9/27), Albany (9/28) and Columbia (10/3).

Taking a break from conference play, the Tigers open a six-game home stand on Oct. 5 against Syracuse. Following an Oct. 10 tilt against Delaware, Princeton takes the field for a mid-week tussle with perennial power Maryland (10/15), which punched its ticket to a sixth consecutive national semifinal a year ago.

Princeton returns to Ivy action against Brown (10/18) and Harvard (10/25) before closing out the home stretch against defending national champion UConn on Oct. 26. The Orange and Black put the finishing touches on their regular season slate against Cornell and Penn on Nov. 1 and 8, respectively.

Below is a closer look at the Tigers’ 2014 opponents:

Duke University
Friday, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m. (Durham, N.C.)
2013 Record: 17-7 (3-3 ACC)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 5-2
Last Meeting: Sept. 6, 2013 - W, 3-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll Ranking: No. 5
2013 Recap: Advanced to the national championship game for the first time since 2005 (fourth overall). Lost eight seniors including Emmie Le Marchand, who finished her career fifth all-time in program history in points (139) and seventh in goals (55). Head coach Pam Bustin picked up her 200th career victory with a 3-2 triumph over Maryland in the national semifinals.

 

University of Virginia
Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)
2013 Record: 15-6 (3-3 ACC)
All-Time Series: Virginia leads 4-3
Last Meeting: Oct. 7, 2011 - W, 2-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll Ranking: No. 7
2013 Recap: Secured a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in eight seasons (19th overall). Lost Elly Buckley to graduation. Buckley finished her career fourth in program history in goals (73) and third in points (182). Returns ACC Freshman of the Year Lucy Hyams, who ranked fourth on the team in points (21) with 11 assists and five goals.


 

Pennsylvania State University
Friday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. (State College, Pa.)
2013 Record: 13-6 (5-1 Big Ten)
Series vs. Princeton: Penn State leads 24-9
Last Meeting: Nov. 16, 2013 – W, 5-4 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll Ranking: No. 9
2013 Recap: Captured its seventh Big 10 title en route to a fourth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. Lost second-team All-America honoree Brittany Grzywacz to graduation. Returns senior Laura Gebhart, a three-time All-America selection who currently sits tied for third on the NCAA’s active career assists leaders list (38). Fell to Princeton (5-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


 

Bucknell University
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 8-10 (4-2 Patriot League)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 3-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 2, 2011 – W, 2-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Earned the No. 3 seed in the 2013 Patriot League tournament, falling to Boston University in the conference semifinals. Lost four seniors to graduation, including Erica Perrine and NFHCA All-Region honorees Rachel Misko and Vickie Resh. Perrine recorded 72 saves in her final season to finish eighth all-time on the program’s career charts (271).

 

Dartmouth College
Saturday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 7-10 (3-4 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 25-7-2
Last Meeting: Sept. 21, 2013 – W, 7-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Posted a 7-10 overall (3-4 Ivy) record in 2013. Lost six seniors to graduation. Returns Ali Savage and Ellen Meyer. Savage garnered praise on the NFHCA All-Region first team a year ago, while Meyer finished 2013 with 120 saves, the most by a Dartmouth goalkeeper since Meagan Vakiener stopped 127 in 2008.

American University
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. (Washington, D.C.)
2013 Record: 15-6 (6-0 Patriot League)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 10-4
Last Meeting: Oct. 7, 2012 – W, 2-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: No. 18
2013 Recap: Captured the Patriot League championship for the first time since 2010 (ninth overall). Securing its first NCAA Tournament appearance in three years, the Eagles downed Quinnipiac in the play-in game before falling to Maryland in first round action. Lost NFHCA second-team All-America honoree Shelly Montgomery to graduation, while returning All-Region picks Grace Wilson and Rebecca Treharne.

 

Yale University
Saturday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. (New Haven, Conn.)
2013 Record: 8-9 (4-3 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 38-2-3
Last Meeting: Sept. 27, 2013 – W, 2-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Finished with a winning Ivy League record for the fourth time in five seasons. Lost six seniors to graduation, including Erica Borgo, Gabby Garcia and Emily Schuckert. The trio finished in the top-15 of the program’s career charts for assists, points and goals. Returns second-team All-Ivy selections Heather Schlesier and Nicole Wells.

University at Albany
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. (Albany, N.Y.)
2013 Record: 16-5 (4-1 America East)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 3-0
Last Meeting: Oct. 27, 2013 – W, 5-3 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Fell to top-seeded New Hampshire in the America East championship game. Lost third-team NFHCA All-America honoree Corrine McConville to graduation. Returns second-team selection Paula Heuser, who was the first freshman in Albany history to garner All-America accolades. The America East Rookie and Midfielder of the Year, Heuser led the conference in points (45) and goals (17).

Columbia University
Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. (New York, N.Y.)
2013 Record: 6-11 (2-5 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 17-0
Last Meeting: Oct. 4, 2013 – W, 5-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Closed out season with a 6-11 overall (2-5 Ivy) record. Returns NFHCA All-Mideast Region second-team honoree Christina Feibott. A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, she paced the team with six assists. Adding five goals, Freibott’s 16 points ranked second on the squad. Lost three seniors to graduation.

Syracuse University
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 16-4 (4-2 ACC)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 11-6
Last Meeting: Sept. 22, 2013 – L, 4-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: No. 2
2013 Recap: Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament following a 1-0 loss to third-seeded North Carolina in the ACC championship game. Saw its 45-game home win streak that dated back to 2009 come to an end with an NCAA first round loss to Michigan State. Graduated a four-member senior class that amassed a 70-16 overall record.

University of Delaware
Friday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 17-5 (6-0 CAA)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 12-11-3
Last Meeting: Oct. 13, 2013 – W, 2-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: No. 14
2013 Recap: Set a single-season program record with 17 wins while earning its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009. Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof was named the 2013 CAA Co-Coach of the Year, while Esmee Peet garnered both conference Player and Rookie of the Year laurels. Defeated Liberty University in the NCAA play-in game before falling to the University of North Carolina in first round action.

 

University of Maryland
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 22-2 (6-0 ACC)
All-Time Series: Maryland leads 17-6-1
Last Meeting: Nov. 17, 2013 – L, 3-2 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: No. 1
2013 Recap: Captured its 10th ACC championship and punched its ticket to a sixth consecutive Final Four (17th overall) before falling to Duke in the national semifinals. Graduated a six-member senior class that compiled an 80-13 overall record with a pair of national championships. Head coach Missy Meharg picked up her seventh ACC Coach of the Year honor.

Brown University
Saturday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 6-11 (1-6 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 28-8-1
Last Meeting: Oct. 19, 2013 – W, 6-2 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Closed out the 2013 season with a 6-11 (1-6 Ivy) record. Secured its lone conference victory with a 2-1 overtime win over Harvard on Oct. 5. Lost All-Ivy honorable mention selection Avery Burns to graduation. Returns several key performers from a year ago, including second-team all-league pick Meghan O’Donnell and honorable mention awardee Shannon McSweeney.

 

Harvard University
Saturday, Oct. 25, 12 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 8-9 (2-5 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 37-5-2
Last Meeting: Oct. 26, 2013 – W 3-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Finished with an 8-9 overall (2-5 Ivy) record last year. The squad’s eight wins tied for the most in the program’s last six seasons. Returns rising sophomore Marissa Balleza, who became the first Crimson since 2011 to garner NFHCA All-Region distinction. Also an All-Ivy honoree, Balleza wrapped up her freshman campaign ranked fourth (12) in the conference in goals and fifth in points (28).

 

University of Connecticut
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 21-4 (6-1 Big East)
All-Time Series: UConn leads 13-8
Last Meeting: Sept. 29, 2013 – L, 1-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: No. 4
2013 Recap: Captured the program’s third national championship. Posted a 21-4 overall record and finished the season ranked fourth in the final NFHCA poll. Lost Division I Player of the Year and Honda Award winner Marie Elena Bolles as well as All-America honorees Sarah Mansfield and Anne Jeute to graduation. Returns All-America picks Roisin Upton and Chloe Hunnable and All-Region selection Chrissy Davidson.

 

Cornell University
Saturday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. (Ithaca, N.Y.)
2013 Record: 10-7 (4-3 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 28-5-3
Last Meeting: Nov. 2, 2013 – W, 4-0 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Cornell’s 10 wins from a year ago were the most since the 2010 squad finished 11-5. The Big Red lost four seniors to graduation, including all-conference goalkeeper Carolyn Horner and Hannah Balleza, who closed out her career ranked fourth in program history in points (91) and assists (21). Returns Marisa Siergiej and Katy Weeks who each garnered All-Ivy recognition last season.


 

University of Pennsylvania
Saturday, Nov. 8, 12 p.m. (Bedford Field)
2013 Record: 13-4 (5-2 Ivy)
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 24-15-3
Last Meeting: Nov. 9, 2013 – W, 5-1 (Box/Recap)
Final 2013 Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
2013 Recap: Finished with a 13-4 (5-2 Ivy) mark. Lost four seniors to graduation, including second-team all-conference honoree Julie Tahan. Returns Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year Jasmine Cole, first-team All-Ivy goalkeeper Carly Sokach and second-team all-league pick Emily Corcoran. Cole and Corcoran also received NFHCA All-Region praise, garnering first and second-team accolades, respectively.

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