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Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 5

Dartmouth's Ali Savage (left) and Harvard's Carly Dickson (right) were named the Rookie and Player of the Week on Sept. 27.
Dartmouth's Ali Savage (left) and Harvard's Carly Dickson (right) were named the Rookie and Player of the Week on Sept. 27.

Updated Stats

PRINCETON, N.J. -- In what is already shaping up to be a dramatic 2011 League title race, Columbia and Dartmouth jumped to 2-0 on the year in Ivy play with wins on Saturday. In just eight Ivy games thus far, six different teams have at least one win on the year.

While home teams went 4-0 on week one, the Big Green and Lions each won week two road games to break the trend. Elsewhere, Harvard and Princeton earned home wins to even their Ivy records at 1-1. 

Brown played host to Dartmouth and put the pressure on the Big Green as it held leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 before Kelly Hood’s ninth goal of the year at 53:30 eventually forced overtime, where Ali Savage netted the game-winning goal at 78:00. Meghan O’Donnell scored twice in a losing effort for the Bears, while Brown goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney made 14 saves.

Columbia traveled to Ithaca, N.Y. for a showdown with the Big Red and came away with a 3-1 win. With the game tied at the half, Adriana de Vries and Desi Scherf combined to score a pair of unanswered goals in the second half en route to the victory.

Princeton and Harvard recovered from week one road losses to even their respective League records with week two home wins. The Tigers downed Yale, 3-2, on the strength of two Sydney Kirby goals, including the game winner. Yale also moved to 1-1 with the loss. Harvard played host to Penn and scored the game’s first four goals on the way to a 4-1 win that moved both the Crimson and the Quakers to 1-1 in Ivy play.

Looking ahead to the Ivy games on the Oct. 1 slate, Cornell plays at Yale, Brown travels to Harvard, Columbia is at Princeton and Penn plays host to Dartmouth. The Big Green and Lions will each be looking to move to 3-0 with road wins, while a Princeton win would move the Lions and Tigers to 2-1 on the year. Harvard, Yale and Penn will also be looking to keep pace as wins would move each of those teams to 2-1, while Cornell and Brown are hitting the road in search of their first Ivy wins of the year.

Harvard senior midfielder Carly Dickson (Victoria, B.C.), led the Crimson to a 2-0 record over the weekend. In Saturday's 4-1 Ivy win against Penn, the senior co-captain scored the Crimson's second goal and set up the third. She was a force throughout the game, leading all players with five shots, including three on goal. Then on Sunday against Bryant, Dickson set up the game-tying goal as Harvard came from behind to win the game, 2-1. She is Harvard’s first Player of the Week since Chloe Keating earned the honor on Sept. 7, 2010.            

Dickson's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2A, 4 Pts., 7 Shots, 3 SOG, Team: 2-0

Dartmouth freshman forward Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) proved invaluable on offense last week for the Big Green as she scored game-winning goals in both Dartmouth wins over the weekend. Savage followed up last weekend’s hat trick against Bryant with the overtime winner against Brown on Saturday in the team's first Ivy road game of the season. Then on Sunday she added a goal and assist against Holy Cross as Dartmouth won, 6-1. Her three points on Sunday helped push the Big Green’s winning streak to four games (2-0 in Ivy play). Savage has now claimed Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

Savage's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 10 Shots, 9 SOG, 2 GWG, Team: 2-0

Avery Burns, Brown (So., M - Millersville, Md.)
3-2 GP-GS, 1G, 3A, 5 Pts., 5 Shots, 3 SOG

Erin Carter, Yale (Sr., B - Perkiomenville, Pa.)
1-1 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG

Emily Corcoran, Penn (Fr., A - Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 7 Shots, 5 SOG

Sydney Kirby, Princeton (Fr., M - Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
1-1 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GWG

Shannon McSweeney, Brown (Fr., G -  Boxborough, Mass.)
3-3 GP-GS, 218:00 Mins., 10 GA, 3.21 GAA, 30 Svs, .750 SV%, 0-3-0

Noel Painter, Harvard (Fr., F - Los Gatos, Calif.)
2-0 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 5 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GWG

Paige Simmons, Columbia (Jr., M - Del Mar, Calif.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G 1A, 3 Pts., 6 Shots, 6 SOG 

Tuesday, September 27
Princeton at Maryland, 6 pm

Wednesday, September 28
Dartmouth at Vermont, 2 pm
La Salle at Penn, 7:15 pm

Saturday, October 1

*Cornell at Yale, Noon
*Brown at Harvard, Noon
*Columbia at Princeton, Noon
*Dartmouth at Penn, Noon

Sunday, October 2
Rutgers at Columbia, 1 pm
Connecticut at Yale, 2 pm
Vermont at Harvard, 2 pm

* - Ivy League game

September 6 - Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
September 13 - Erin Carter (Yale)
September 20 - Kelly Hood (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Carly Dickson (Harvard)
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

September 6 - Sydney Jenkins (Harvard)
September 13 - Allison Evans (Princeton)
September 20 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

September 6 - E. Cain (Yale), K. Hood (Dartmouth), B. McGillivray (Harvard), C. O’Hara (Columbia), S. McSweeney (Brown).

September 13 - K. Hood (Dartmouth), C. Horner (Cornell), M. O'Donnell (Brown), K. Snyder (Penn), C. Tassopoulos (Harvard).

September 20 - A. Botte (Cornell), E. Borgo (Yale), K. Keating (Harvard), S. McSweeney (Brown), C. O'Hara (Columbia), K. Sweeney (Penn).  

September 27 - A. Burns (Brown), E. Carter (Yale), E. Corcoran (Penn), S. Kirby (Princeton), S. McSweeney (Brown), N. Painter (Harvard), P. Simmons (Columbia).

October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8



Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown November 2, 2010* Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia October 26, 2010 Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell September 6, 2011 Carolyn Horner
Dartmouth September 20, 2011 Kelly Hood
Harvard September 27, 2011 Carly Dickson
Penn September 18, 2007 Kara Bolger
Princeton November 9, 2010* Kathleen Sharkey
Yale September 13, 2011 Erin Carter
Rookie of the Week
Last Occurence Player
Brown November 11, 2008 Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia October 27, 2009 Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell October 26, 2010 Hannah Balleza
Dartmouth September 27, 2011 Ali Savage
Harvard September 6, 2011 Sydney Jenkins
Penn November 2, 2010 Julie Tahan
Princeton September 13, 2011 Allison Evans
Yale November 9, 2010 Erica Borgo

*Shared honor