PRINCETON, N.J. -- Dartmouth kept its unblemished Ivy record in tact and four teams moved into a tie for second place in the standings to highlight the third week of Ivy League field hockey action.
Dartmouth recorded a come-from-behind 4-2 win at Penn to move into sole possession of first place with a 3-0 mark in Ivy play. Penn jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Sarah Hasson goal scored just under 10 minutes into the game and also held a 2-1 lead at halftime. But the Big Green scored the only three goals of the second half on the way to the 4-2 win. All told, four different players scored for the Big Green.
Princeton welcomed Columbia to town in a pivotal showdown that would see either the Tigers and Lions both end the day at 2-1 in Ivy play, or Columbia jump to a 3-0 League mark. Princeton got out to a 1-0 lead but then Gabby Kozlowski and Paige Simmons scored a pair of goals just under two-minutes apart to give Columbia the lead late in the first half. But before the break, Princeton’s Sydney Kirby tied the game at 2-2, a score that would remain until the freshman broke the tie in the second overtime stanza. Kirby, who already netted a pair of goals in Ivy play versus Yale in Princeton’s 3-2 win last weekend, scored the deciding tally at 88:14. Columbia’s Christie O'Hara kept the game tied by turning aside all seven shots she faced in the second half.
Elsewhere, Yale made a statement at home in downing Cornell by a score of 7-2 to also claim a share of second place. The Bulldogs got out to a 3-0 lead 25 minutes into the contest, before Cornell scored two goals in a two-minute span early in the second half to move to within one. But Yale responded by scoring the game’s final four goals. Seven different players scored goals for the Bulldogs.
In the other League game, Brown traveled to Harvard, where the Crimson held serve at home for a 4-0 win, joining in the four-way tie for second with Columbia, Princeton and Yale. Four different players scored for the Crimson, including Katelin Wahl, who put Harvard up 1-0. In the end, Wahl’s tally was all the Crimson would need, due largely in part to the goalkeeping of Cynthia Tassopoulos, who turned aside all 12 shots she faced in the game’s first 65:18, including 10 first half saves.
The Ivies now take a weeklong break from League play, combining for 12 non-conference games in the next seven days. Ivy play resumes on Oct. 14 and 15.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior midfielder Lisa Masini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) continued her strong junior season at the offensive end of the field with two goals and an assist last week. In Dartmouth’s non-conference tilt at Vermont, Masini scored once and added and an assist. She followed by helping the Big Green move to 3-0 in Ivy play with the fourth and final goal of the game in Dartmouth’s 4-2 win at Penn.
The insurance goal versus the Quakers was Masini’s fourth of the year, giving her 18 points on the season, tied for second on the team. She also leads the League with 11 assists. Masini joins classmate Kelly Hood (Sept. 20) as members of the Big Green to claim Ivy League Player of the Week honors this season.
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 5 Shots, 5 SOG, Team: 1-1
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman midfielder Sydney Kirby (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) led the Tigers to a vital Ivy League win over Columbia on Saturday when she scored the game’s final two goals, including the overtime game winner. Her first goal tied the game at 2-2 late in the first half, and then after a second half stalemate, Kirby netted the game-winning goal in the second overtime stanza. Earlier in the week, Kirby added an assist a loss to third-ranked Maryland.
Kirby leads the Tigers with five goals, five assists and 15 points. All five of her goals have come in Ivy play, as the freshman has accounted for five of Princeton’s seven League goals. Kirby is the second Tiger to be named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week this season, joining Allison Evans (Sept. 13).
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 15 Shots, 8 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 1-1
Helene Caniglia, Penn (Fr., D/M - Wayne, Pa.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GWG, 1 DSV
Georgia McGillivray, Harvard (Sr., B - Victoria, B.C.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 10 Shots, 7 SOG
Georgia Holland, Yale (So., M/B - Stony Brook, N.Y.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2A, 4 Pts., 7 Shots, 4 SOG
Shannon McSweeney, Brown (Fr., GK - Boxborough, Mass.)
1-1 GP-GS, 70:00 Mins., 4 GA, 4.00 GAA, 9 Svs, .692 SV%, 0-1
Christie O'Hara, Columbia (Jr., GK - St. Louis, Mo.)
2-2 GP-GS, 158:14 Mins., 4 GA, 1.77 GAA, 16 Svs, .800 SV%, 1-1
Noel Painter, Harvard (Fr., F - Los Gatos, Calif.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2A, 4 Pts., 7 Shots, 4 SOG
Ali Savage, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Orange, New South Wales, Australia)
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 12 Shots, 8 SOG
Tuesday, October 4
Quinnipiac at Brown, 4 pm
Colgate at Cornell, 4 pm
Friday, October 7
Boston Univ. at Dartmouth, 3 pm
Virginia at Princeton, 7 pm
Saturday, October 8
Stanford at Harvard, Noon
Yale vs. Michigan, 1 pm (at Northwestern)
Sunday, October 9
UC Davis at Penn, 10 am
Columbia at Syracuse, 1 pm
Cornell at Lehigh, 1pm
Wake Forest at Princeton, 1 pm
Yale at Northwestern, 1 pm
Brown at Fairfield, 2 pm
* - Ivy League game
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
September 13 - Erin Carter (Yale)
September 20 - Kelly Hood (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Carly Dickson (Harvard)
October 4 - Lisa Masini (Dartmouth)
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Sydney Jenkins (Harvard)
September 13 - Allison Evans (Princeton)
September 20 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
October 4 - Sydney Kirby (Princeton)
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 - H.
Caniglia (Penn), G. McGillivray (Harvard), G. Holland (Yale), S.
McSweeney, (Brown), C. O'Hara (Columbia), N. Painter (Harvard), Ali
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||October 4, 2011||Lisa Masini
|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
|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||October 4, 2011||Sydney Kirby
|Yale||November 9, 2010||Erica Borgo|