Princeton was not able to keep its season alive as it fell 3-0 to Chisago Lakes on the road in the opening round of the Section 7AAA tournament.
“It was tough, but we fought,” said Sarah Rittenhouse, first year head coach of the Tigers. In the opening game of the match, Princeton and the Wildcats battled to extra points, with the Tigers losing 24-26.
The next game, Princeton struggled to stay with the home team and fell 25-16, before once again taking Chisago Lakes to extra points, this time losing 30-28.
The Tigers showed progress throughout the season, really turning their year around towards the end as they were able to finish 6-6 after starting 2-12 defeating teams that
had handed Princeton losses earlier in the year.
The Tigers will be losing five seniors to graduation, but will be returning much of the team that played a role in the late season turnaround including captains Taylor Mollet and Faith Zins.
The team had faced Chisago Lakes back on Sep. 10, and fell 3-1.
Princeton ends its season at 8-18 as Rittenhouse will have a strong chance to improve on the team’s record and results as experience will be a factor in the team’s performance entering next year.
Chisago Lakes 3, Princeton 0
Chisago Lakes 26-25-30
Princeton leaders: STATS NOT AVAILABLE