No. 18 Princeton University Downs Colorado State, Falls to No. 19 Pacific
PRINCETON, N.J. -- No. 18-ranked Princeton University split a pair of games against western opponents on Sunday at the Princeton Invitational at DeNunzio Pool. Princeton defeated Colorado State University 11-10 in overtime in the morning, but fell to No. 19 Pacific University 6-4 in the afternoon.
Princeton began the day with an early morning contest against Colorado State. Princeton opened up a lead of three goals early in the third quarter but the Rams bounced back and eventual tied the game at 7-7 in the final minute of regulation. Both teams scored three goals in the two regular overtime periods before Princeton won the game in the first sudden death period.
After falling behind 1-0 in the game, Princeton never trailed again in the win. Brittany Zwirner gave Princeton its first overtime lead at 8-7 and Katie Rigler scored two of her three goals in the second overtime to give Princeton leads of 9-8 and 10-9, but CSU answered both times. Zwirner would then score the game winner a minute into the third overtime period with her fourth goal of the game.
Zwirner's four goals led all Tigers and she added three assists and three steals. Rigler had three goals and Saranna Soroka scored twice. Cari Levine and Molly McBee added single goals. Kristen Ward made eight saves in the win to pick up third win.
Release courtesy Princeton Athletic Communications