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Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 8

Georgia Holland (left) and Erin Carter (right) swept the weekly Ivy League field hockey awards for Yale.

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- After a week off from League play two weekends ago, the Ivies played their fourth round of League games this past weekend. On Saturday, Princeton used a 7-1 win over Brown to stay atop the League standings at 4-0. Katie Reinprecht led a balanced Princeton attack as she scored the Tigers' second goal and had the assist on the third.

Also on Saturday, Yale and Dartmouth met in Hanover, N.H. with both teams looking for a win to remain one game out of first place. Virginia Peisch scored first to make it 1-0 in favor of the Big Green, but Erin Carter answered with two straight goals for the Bulldogs as Yale went on to record a 3-1 victory and move to 3-1 in the League. Cornell also moved to 3-1 in Ivy play with 2-0 road win at Harvard on Saturday. Catie De Stio was the hero for the Big Red, scoring both goals as Cornell won its fourth game in a row.

Then on Sunday, Penn earned its first Ivy League win of the season by knocking off Columbia in dramatic fashion. After falling behind 2-1 with ten minutes to play, Caroline Olt netted her first goal of the season to send the contest to overtime where Laurel McGarvie scored the game-winning goal for the Quakers. For Columbia, it marked the second consecutive dramatic finish as the Lions previously outlasted Lafayette to earn a 2-1 non-conference win in penalty strokes on Wednesday. The win was in large part due to goalkeeper Christie O'Hara's 10 saves during the game, including five in the two overtimes, and then she added three more stops during the shootout.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) scored three goals over the weekend, leading Yale to a pair of victories. Carter had two goals in Saturday's come-from-behind 3-1 Ivy League win at Dartmouth. Against the Big Green, Carter scored to knot the game at 1-1 and then netted what proved to be the game-winning goal early in the second half. Then in Yale's 2-0 win over Holy Cross, she scored the insurance tally to put the Bulldogs up 2-0.

One of Yale's top defensive players, Carter also helped Yale limit its opponents to just one goal in 140 minutes of play. Dartmouth entered the contest versus Yale with the third highest goals per game average in the country (4.09) but scored only once on Saturday.
 
With six goals in the last six games, Carter has taken over Yale's team lead with seven for the season. She is also second on the team in points with 14. Carter is Yale's first Ivy League Player of the Week since Dinah Landshut earned the honor on Nov. 10, 2009.  

Carter's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP/GS, 3G, 0A, 6 Pts., 9 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 2-0

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) has been one of Yale's best two-way players as a midfielder, but this weekend the Bulldogs needed her in the backfield to focus on her defensive prowess.

Holland made the most of her time at back, helping Yale hold its two opponents to just one goal in 140 minutes of action. Dartmouth entered the contest versus Yale with the third highest goals per game average in the country (4.09) but scored only once in Saturday's 3-1 Bulldog win. Yale then recorded its fourth shutout of the season Sunday, blanking Holy Cross 2-0.

Holland ranks third on Yale in points (4-5-13) this season and has now been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times. She also earned the honor on Sept. 14 and Oct. 5.

Holland's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP/GS, 0G, 0A, 0 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 2-0

HONOR ROLL
Catie De Stio, Cornell, Sr., F  (Sea Cliff, N.Y.)
1-1 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 4 Pts., 9 Shots, 8 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 1-0

Laurel McGarvie, Penn, Sr., A/MF (Medford, N.J.)
3-3 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 1-2

Christie O'Hara, Columbia, So., GK (St. Louis, Mo.)
2-2 GP/GS, 172:09 Min., 4 GA, 1.63 GAA, 12 SVS, .750 SV%, 0 Sho, 1-1

Virginia Peisch, Dartmouth, Sr., D (Koenigstein, Germany)
2-2 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 6 Pts., 7 Shots, 4 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 0-2

Katie Reinprecht, Princeton, Jr., MF (North Wales, Pa.)
2-2 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 5 Pts., 6 Shots, 3 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 1-1

Cynthia Tassopoulos, Harvard, So., GK (Dallas, Texas)
1-1 GP/GS, 70:00 Min., 2 GA, 2.00 GAA, 8 SVS, .800 SV%, 0 Sho, 0-1

THIS WEEK
Competition for positioning within the League standings is heating up as the Ivies get set to play the fifth set of conference games.

On Saturday, Harvard travels to Princeton, with the Tigers looking to remain unbeaten in conference play. Also on Saturday, Penn, coming off its first Ivy win of the year, travels to Yale where the Bulldogs will be looking for a third consecutive Ivy win to remain near the top of the League standings. Rounding out Saturday's Ivy slate, Cornell will look to extend its overall winning streak to five games when it plays at Brown.

Then on Sunday, Dartmouth and Columbia will both be trying to rebound from narrow Ivy defeats last weekend when the teams faceoff in New York. A win by the Lions would pull them even with the Big Green in the standings.  

Aside from League play, there will be five other contests involving Ivy teams this week. A pair of cross-town rivalries highlights the non-conference slate as Brown hosts Providence and Penn faces Saint Joseph's on Wednesday.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 20
Providence at Brown, 4 pm
Saint Joseph's at Penn, 7:15 pm

Friday, October 22
Columbia at  Rutgers, 3 pm

Saturday, October 23
*Harvard at Princeton, Noon
*Penn at Yale, Noon
*Cornell at Brown, Noon

Sunday, October 24
Yale at Fairfield, 1 pm
*Dartmouth at Columbia, 1 pm
Princeton at Penn State, 3 pm

* - Ivy League contest