Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 4
Photos courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The more things change, the
more they stay the same. Ivy League field hockey opened conference
play, and eight-time defending champion Princeton picked up right
where it left off.
The sixth-ranked Tigers (4-2, 1-0 Ivy) recorded its 14th-straight conference victory with a 7-1 win over Dartmouth (1-3, 0-1 Ivy), behind four goals and an assist from sophomore Teresa Benvenuti. Columbia freshman Katie Ruesterholz led the Lions (3-3, 1-0 Ivy) with two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over Brown (3-3, 0-1 Ivy), while Harvard (2-2, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Yale (2-4, 0-1 Ivy), 3-2, marking its first win over the Bulldogs since 2008, which was also the last time the Crimson opened Ivy play with a win. Penn (4-1, 1-0 Ivy) never trailed against Cornell (2-3, 0-1 Ivy), winning 4-3 despite a pair of goals from Big Red senior Elly Plappert. The Quakers’ 4-1 record is their best start to a season since the 1997 campaign, when they opened 5-1.
The upcoming week features round two of conference action. No. 6 Princeton will host Yale on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m., while Saturday features three noon Ivy contests in Penn at Harvard, Dartmouth at Brown and Columbia at Cornell.
Four games will be streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network this week, including Bryant at Dartmouth at 3:00 p.m. and La Salle at Penn at 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 25, Yale at Princeton on Sept. 27 and Dartmouth at Brown on Sept. 28.
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale played in a pair of 3-2 games last week, falling to Harvard and defeating Vermont. Bulldogs senior forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) was a factor in all five of her team’s goals on the week, tallying seven points on two goals and three assists in two games.
Borgo finished with a goal and an assist in the loss to Harvard, putting both of her shots on goal. She then recorded a goal and two assists to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Vermont, helping her team come back from a 2-0 deficit. Borgo moved into third on Yale’s career assists list (33) and fifth on the program’s career points list (79). She earns her first Player of the Week honor and her third Ivy League weekly award, as she earned Rookie of the Week twice in 2010. Borgo is the first Bulldog to be named Player of the Week since Erin Carter earned her third such award of the season on Nov. 1, 2011.
Borgo’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 2G, 3A, 7 Pts., 10 Shots, 7 SOG
CO-PLAYER/ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn went undefeated last week, with a 4-3 win over Cornell and a 7-0 victory over Pacific. The Quakers were led by freshman Jasmine Cole (Montclair, N.J.), who finished with four goals in the two games, including a hat trick against the Big Red.
Cole’s three-goal performance was her second in three games. She scored each of Penn’s last three goals, including the gamewinner in the 45th minute. She then netted the Quakers’ seventh goal against Pacific for her team-leading eighth score of the season.
Cole is the first rookie to earn Player of the Week since Nov. 11, 2008, when Brown’s Leslie Springmeyer was named Player and Rookie of the Week.
Cole’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 4G, 8 Pts., 7 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GW
Marissa Balleza, Harvard (Fr., F – Severna Park, Md.)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 6 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GW
Teresa Benvenuti, Princeton (So., M – Morristown, N.J.)
2 GP, 3G, 1A, 7 Pts., 9 Shots, 7 SOG, 1 GW
Clayton Christus, Brown (Jr., F – Bernardsville, N.J.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 5 Shots, 5 SOG, 1 GW
Emily Corcoran, Penn (Jr., F – Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
2 GP, 3G, 2A, 8 Pts., 6 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GW
Elly Plappert, Cornell (Sr., F – Newton, Pa.)
1 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG
Katie Ruesterholz, Columbia (Fr., F – Basking Ridge, N.J.)
2 GP, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 5 Shots, 5 SOG
Wednesday, September 25
Bryant at Dartmouth, 3 pm [IVY]
La Salle at Penn, 4 pm [IVY]
Friday, September 27
*Yale at No. 6 Princeton, 7 pm [IVY]
Saturday, September 28
*Penn at Harvard, 12 pm
*Dartmouth at Brown, 12 pm [IVY]
*Columbia at Cornell, 12 pm
Sunday, September 29
Drexel at Cornell, 12 pm
Columbia at Fairfield, 1 pm
No. 6 Princeton at No. 3 UConn, 1 pm
Harvard at New Hampshire, 2 pm
Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 2 pm
*-Ivy League contest
[IVY]-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 10 – Ali Savage, Dartmouth (Jr., F – Orange, New South Wales, Australia)
September 17 – Allison Evans, Princeton (Jr., F – Macungie, Pa.)
September 24 – Erica Borgo, Yale (Sr., F – Randolph, N.J.)/
Jasmine Cole, Penn (Fr., F – Montclair, N.J.)
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 10 – Katie Ruesterholz, Columbia (Fr., F – Basking Ridge, N.J.)
September 17 – Georgia Lord, Cornell (Fr., F - Cranleigh, England)/
Sarah Finnemore, Harvard (Fr., F - Norridgewock, Maine)
September 24 – Jasmine Cole, Penn (Fr., F – Montclair, N.J.)
September 10 – Gabrielle Garcia (Sr., F – Yale); Elizabeth Hitti (So., F – Ashland, Mass.); Meghan O’Donnell, Brown (Jr., F – Winchester, Mass.); Kimberly Pianucci, Columbia (So., GK – Glen Gardner, N.J.); Hailey Reeves, Princeton (Fr., F – West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); Julia Reinprecht, Princeton (Sr., D – North Wales, Pa.)
September 17 – Hannah Balleza, Cornell (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.); Teresa Benvenuti, Princeton (So., M – Morristown, N.J.); Jasmine Cole, Penn (Fr., F – Montclair, N.J.); Georgia Holland, Yale (Sr., M – Stony Brook, N.Y.); Anna Masini, Brown (So., M – Ann Arbor, Mich.); Lauren Skudalski, Columbia (Jr., D – Wyoming, Pa.); Elise Tilton, Penn (Fr., F – Bangor, Maine)
September 24 – Marissa Balleza, Harvard (Fr., F – Severna Park, Md.); Teresa Benvenuti, Princeton (So., M – Morristown, N.J.); Clayton Christus, Brown (Jr., F – Bernardsville, N.J.); Emily Corcoran, Penn (Jr., F – Bryn Mawr, Pa.); Elly Plappert, Cornell (Sr., F – Newton, Pa.); Katie Ruesterholz, Columbia (Fr., F – Basking Ridge, N.J.)