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Princeton Skilled to Perfection in Field Hockey

Friday, November 06, 2009

Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The fourth-ranked Princeton field hockey team completed its second-straight and 13th overall perfect Ivy League season as it blanked Penn 7-0 to secure a perfect 7-0 league record.

Princeton dominated its Ivy competition in the 2009 season, outscoring its seven opponents a combined 46-5 and earning three shutouts. The Tigers have won their last three games by a combined 26-1.

On Friday night at Penn, it took the Tigers until the 21st minute to break through on the scoreboard. Sophomore Kathleen Sharkey started the scoring with her team-leading 16th of the season and less than two minutes later, freshman Michelle Cesan found the back of the net off a feed from senior Christina Bortz.

Cesan would finish the game with a team-high three goals, her second straight game with a hat trick, and Sharkey scores twice. Sophomore Katie Reinprecht and freshman Julia Reinprecht each added second-half goals. Bortz had two assists in the game and freshman Charlotte Krause added an assist for her first collegiate point.

Princeton outshot Penn 25-3 and outcornered the Quakers 9-0. Junior goalkeeper Jennifer King made one save for the shutout, while Penn's Kieran Sweeney made eight in the loss.

Princeton improved to 14-2 overall and 7-0 in the Ivy League as the Tigers completed their second straight regular season with just two losses. The Tigers now await the NCAA Tournament Selection Show to find out their next opponent. The NCAA field will be announced on Tuesday night.