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Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 8

Ivy League Field Hockey Overall/Conference Statistics

Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Cornell Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The No. 2-ranked Princeton field hockey team maintained its hold on first-place in the Ivy League standings, but three teams are in position to take over should the Tigers stumble.

Columbia (8-5, 3-1 Ivy), Dartmouth (7-5, 3-1 Ivy) and Cornell (7-6, 3-1 Ivy) are tied for second-place, but the Big Red is the only squad which has yet to play Princeton (11-1, 4-0 Ivy). With three games on the schedule, the Tigers are working towards their eighth-straight Ivy championship and their first outright title since 2010.

Cornell moved to 3-1 in Ivy play with a 4-0 win over Harvard. Senior Hannah Balleza factored into 75 percent of her team's goals with two scores and an assist. Columbia freshman Chrstina Freibott scored the equalizer and senior Gabby Kozlowski the gamewinner in overtime as the Lions came from behind to beat Penn, 3-2.

Dartmouth’s 4-3 win over Yale was its first victory over the Bulldogs since 2005 and first in Hanover since 2002. The Big Green will face Columbia on Sunday after a non-conference matchup against Vermont on Wednesday. Yale (4-8, 1-3 Ivy) will take on Penn (6-6, 1-3 Ivy) on Saturday before facing No. 23 Albany on Sunday. Cornell, which won’t play Princeton until Oct. 27, has only one game this week, a road game at Brown (3-8, 0-4 Ivy) on Saturday.

Princeton will face Harvard (3-9, 1-3 Ivy) on Saturday before stepping away from conference action to take on No. 4 UConn on Sunday. The Huskies knocked the Tigers out of the 2011 NCAA Tournament with a 3-2 win in the first round. Sunday features two other non-conference matchups, as Brown will host Rutgers and Penn will travel to Fairfield.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Prior to this week, Dartmouth had not beaten Yale since 2005 and had not defeated the Bulldogs at home since 2002. Sophomore Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) made sure to end both streaks, scoring two goals in a 4-3 victory for the Big Green. Savage’s two goals marked a season-best for her. She has at least one point in six of Dartmouth’s seven wins this season.

Savage takes home her fourth Ivy League weekly award and first Player of the Week honor after receiving Rookie of the Week three times last season. She is the second Big Green to be named Player of the Week this season, joining Maggie Scanlon, who shared the award with Penn’s Sarah Hasson on Sept. 25.

Savage’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 2 SOG

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell extended its winning streak to five games, its longest since winning seven in a row to start the 2009 season. Even more importantly, the Big Red defeated Harvard, 4-0, to improve to 3-1 in Ivy play and stay one game behind Princeton with three League contests to go. Freshman Taylor Standiford (Ann Arbor, Mich.) was an important factor in the victory, scoring twice against the Crimson to set a personal-best in goals and points. Her first goal against Harvard also proved to be the gamewinner, the first of her career.

Standiford became the second Big Red to be named Rookie of the Week, joining freshman Marisa Siergiej, who received the award last week. Cornell has now earned consecutive Rookie of the Week honors for the first time since 2007, when Mattie Prodanovic (Oct. 23) and Catie De Stio (Oct. 30) went back-to-back. It marks the first time that Cornell earned two Rookie of the Week honors in one season since 2010, when Hannah Balleza received the award twice.

Standiford’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 5 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW

HONOR ROLL
Hannah Balleza, Cornell (Jr., F – Severna Park, Md.)
1 GP, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG

Erica Borgo, Yale (Jr., M – Randolph, N.J.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 4 SOG

Christina Freibott, Columbia (Fr., M – Wilmington, Del.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG

Gabby Kozlowski, Columbia (Sr., F – Voorhees, N.J.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 13 Shots, 10 SOG, 1 GW

Julia Reinprecht, Princeton (Jr., M – North Wales, Pa.)
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG

Carly Sokach, Penn (So., GK – West Pittston, Pa.)
1 GP-1 GS, 86:07 Mins., 3 GA, 2.44 GAA, 10 Svs., .769 Sv. %, 0-1

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 16
Providence at Brown, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 17
Vermont at Dartmouth, 3 pm

Saturday, October 20
*Harvard at No. 2 Princeton, 12 pm
*Cornell at Brown, 12 pm
*Penn at Yale, 12 pm

Sunday, October 21
Rutgers at Brown, 12 pm
*Dartmouth at Columbia, 12 pm
Penn at Fairfield, 1 pm
No. 4 UConn at No. 2 Princeton, 1 pm
No. 23 Albany at Yale, 3 pm

KEY
*-Ivy League Contest

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 11 – Gabby Kozlowski (Columbia)/Katie Reinprecht (Princeton)
September 18 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 25 – Maggie Scanlon (Dartmouth)/Sarah Hasson (Penn)
October 2 – Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
October 9 – Hannah Balleza (Cornell)
October 16 – Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
September 11 – Anna Scipioni (Columbia)
September 18 – Teresa Benvenuti (Princeton)
September 25 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
October 2 – Alexis Miller (Brown)/Elizabeth Jacobson (Harvard)
October 9 – Marisa Siergiej (Cornell)
October 16 – Taylor Standiford (Cornell)
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

HONOR ROLL
September 4 – Liza Masini (Dartmouth), Shannon McSweeney (Brown), Christie O’Hara (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Julie Tahan (Penn), Cynthia Tassapoulos (Harvard)
September 11 – Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Amelia Cohen (Penn), Clayton Christus (Brown), Elizabeth Hitti (Penn), Hannah Rogers (Brown)
September 18 – Molly Andrews (Columbia), Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Christina Freibott (Columbia), Shannon McSweeney (Brown)
September 25 – Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Erica Borgo (Yale), Maddie Copeland (Princeton), Liz Malone (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton), Brooke Van Valkenburg (Dartmouth)
October 2 – Allison Evans (Princeton), Ellen Meyer (Dartmouth), Meghan O’Donnell (Brown), Carly Sokach (Penn), Cynthia Tassopoulos (Harvard)
October 9 – Katie DeSandis (Columbia), Sarah Hasson (Penn), Elizabeth Hitti (Penn), Syndey Kirby (Princeton)
October 16 – Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Erica Borgo (Yale), Christina Freibott (Columbia), Gabby Kozlowski (Columbia), Julia Reinprecht (Princeton), Carly Sokach (Penn)
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY

Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown November 2, 2010* Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia September 11, 2012* Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell October 9, 2012 Hannah Balleza
Dartmouth October 16, 2012 Ali Savage
Harvard September 27, 2011 Carly Dickson
Penn September 25, 2012* Sarah Hasson
Princeton September 18, 2012 Kathleen Sharkey
Yale November 1, 2011 Erin Carter
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurence Player
Brown October 2, 2012*
Alexis Miller
Columbia September 12, 2012 Anna Scipioni
Cornell October 16, 2012 Taylor Standiford
Dartmouth November 8, 2011 Ali Savage
Harvard October 2, 2012* Elizabeth Jacobson
Penn September 25, 2012 Elizabeth Hitti
Princeton September 18, 2012 Teresa Benvenuti
Yale November 9, 2010 Erica Borgo

*Shared honor