PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League field hockey teams had their final week of complete non-conference action and the week was highlighted by 13th-ranked Princeton’s comeback win over sixth-ranked Penn State and Yale’s win at Hofstra.
Princeton fell behind 2-0 in its game versus the Nittany Lions but put together a pair of two-goal outbursts to even the game and then go ahead in a 4-3 win. In the victory, Tiger goalkeeper Christina Maida made four saves and Allison Evans and Amanda Bird each scored two goals.
Yale earned a 5-3 win at Hofstra on the strength of a balanced attack that saw five different Bulldogs score a goal. Emily Cain also helped Yale to the win by making 10 saves in the Bulldog cage.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) led her squad to a 1-1 week as the Bulldogs posted a 5-3 win at Hofstra but then dropped a 4-3 overtime game at 16th-ranked Albany. Carter, a team captain, had a hand in five of Yale's eight goals in the two games including two goals at Albany. She also added an assist in each game for an eight-point weekend.
Carter, who extended her games played streak to 55 and her games started streak to 52 over the weekend, last earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Oct. 19, 2010.
2-2 GP-GS, 3G, 2A, 8 Pts., 11 Shots, 7 SOG
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman striker Allison Evans (Macungie, Pa.) helped the Tigers to an 1-1 week as Princeton recorded a 4-3 win over sixth-ranked Penn State but fell to Richmond, 3-2. All told, Evans scored three of Princeton’s five goals on the week, including her first two career goals in the upset of Penn State. Then against Richmond, her second half goal helped Princeton close to within one goal as the Tiger rally fell just short against Richmond.
Evans, who now leads the Tigers with three goals and six points, is Princeton’s first Rookie of the Week since Christina Maida earned the honor on Oct. 12, 2010.
2-2 GP-GS, 3G, 6 Pts., 5 Shots, 3 SOG
Kelly Hood, Dartmouth (Sr., F - Berlin, N.H.)
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 11 Shots, 8 SOG
Hood broke Dartmouth's career goal scoring record when she netted her 47th career goal versus Maine on Wednesday.
Carolyn Horner, Cornell (So., GK - Allentown, N.J.)
1-1 GP-GS, 70:00 Mins., 2GA, 14 SVS, Record: 0-1
Meghan O'Donnell, Brown (Fr., F - Winchester,
2-0 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG
Kristin Snyder, Penn (Sr., A - Haddonfield, N.J.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 11 Shots, 8 SOG
Cynthia Tassopoulos, Harvrd (Jr., GK - Dallas, Texas)
1-1 GP-GS, 70:00 Mins., 3 GA, 13 SVS, Record: 0-1
Wednesday, September 14
Columbia at Hofstra, 4 pm
Lafayette at Penn, 7:15 pm
Saturday, September 17
*Cornell at Penn, Noon
*Princeton at Dartmouth, Noon
*Brown at Columbia, 1 pm
*Harvard at Yale, 1 pm
Sunday, September 18
Harvard at Quinnipiac, 2 pm
Sacred Heart at Yale, 2 pm
Princeton at Syracuse, 2 pm
Bryant at Dartmouth, 3 pm
St. Francis at Cornell, 4 pm
* - Ivy League game
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
September 13 - Erin Carter (Yale)
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Sydney Jenkins (Harvard)
September 13 - Allison Evans (Princeton)
September 6 - Emily Cain (Yale), Kelly Hood (Dartmouth), Bridget McGillivray (Harvard), Christie O’Hara (Columbia), Shannon McSweeney (Brown).
September 13 - Kelly Hood (Dartmouth), Carolyn Horner (Cornell), Kirstin Snyder (Penn), Cynthia Tassopoulos (Harvard).
WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY
|Player of the
|Brown||November 2, 2010*||Leslie Springmeyer|
|Columbia||October 26, 2010||Gabby Kozlowski|
|Cornell||September 6, 2011||Carolyn Horner
|Dartmouth||November 2, 2010*||Lisa Masini|
|Harvard||September 7, 2010||Chloe Keating|
|Penn||September 18, 2007||Kara Bolger|
|Princeton||November 9, 2010*||Kathleen Sharkey|
|Yale||September 13, 2011||Erin Carter|
|Rookie of the
|Brown||November 11, 2008||Leslie Springmeyer|
|Columbia||October 27, 2009||Gabby Kozlowski|
|Cornell||October 26, 2010||Hannah Balleza|
|Dartmouth||November 3, 2009*||Samantha McPherson|
|Harvard||September 6, 2011||Sydney Jenkins
|Penn||November 2, 2010||Julie Tahan|
|Princeton||September 13, 2011||Allison Evans
|Yale||November 9, 2010||Erica Borgo|