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Ryan DeValk rushes into the endzone to give Princeton the lead. DeValk would lead the Tigers offensively with two touchdowns. 

The Tigers played stout defense as they didn’t allow St. Cloud Cathedral to score while Princeton coasted to a 20-0 victory over the Crusaders Friday night.

Head coach Ryan Fay was pleased with the performance his team was able to display on way to his second win as the Tigers’ coach. “We executed just enough to get our jobs done, this win was really good to see, really good for the kids, and really good for the program.” said Fay.

Princeton was led by Ryan DeValk as the senior rushed for two touchdowns on the night, proving to be more than enough for the Tigers’ swarming defense.

“Our defense deserves a ton of credit,” said senior captain Dane Haubenschild. “When the other team can’t put up any points, it is pretty tough to lose.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Princeton was able to punch in two rushing touchdowns by DeValk on way to outscore Cathedral 17-0 in the second.

Princeton was able to tack on a field goal in the third quarter on another Zachary Marshall kick giving them a 20-0 lead which was never threaten by the Crusaders.

The rushing attack was effective all game long as DeValk and Cole Carlson combined for 151 yards on the ground.

Tiger quarterback Jack Slipy led the offense as they played turnover free football en route to the one-sided victory.

The shutout was Princeton’s first since 2015.

The win evened Princeton’s record at 2-2 while Cathedral fell to 1-3.

Now back at .500, the Tigers schedule enters a difficult stretch as they will face Zimmerman and Albany whose combined records sit at 7-1.

“We are facing a quality program on Friday in Zimmerman, but if we can go out there and play the way I know we can, we can compete,” stated Fay.

If Princeton hopes to walk away with victories in either of those contests, its tough defense will play a role as the Tigers average allowing less than 20 point per game.

The Tigers play at Zimmerman, which is fresh off a 42-0 victory against Milaca in what surely will be a grind on the gridiron.

Cathedral 0, Princeton 20

Cathedral0 0 0 0 - 0

Princeton 0 17 3 0 - 20

First quarter

N/A

Second quarter

P - DeValk run (Marshall kick)

P - DeValk run (Marshall kick)

P - Marshall field goal

Third quarter

P - Marshall field goal

Fourth quarter

N/A

Rushing leaders

C - NO STATS AVAILABLE; P - Carlson 17-90.

Passing

C - NO STATS AVAILABLE; P - McEachern 7-16-0 107.

Receving leaders

C - NO STATS AVAILABLE; P - Malecha 3-61

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