PRINCETON, N.J. -- Four teams jump into midweek non-conference action on Tuesday as the Ivy League men's lacrosse season gets rolling.
Dartmouth will look to bounce back from a tough opening loss to Colgate when it hosts Vermont. Cornell will look to go to 2-0 on the young season when it hosts backyard rival Binghamton. Harvard hosts Holy Cross looking to even its record, while Penn looks to build on the momentum from its big opening win over Duke when it hosts Saint Joseph's.
Friday night marks the Ivy League's first ESPN appearance on the season when No. 12/12 Princeton visits No. 3/3 Johns Hopkins for a 5 pm match-up on ESPNU.
On Saturday, six teams are in action with the feature clash coming in Ithaca where No. 5/7 Cornell hosts No. 9/11 Colgate. No. 15/14 Penn will face another good early season test when it visits No. 10/10 Denver.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Penn senior Tim Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y.) played a big part in the Quakers' opening night win over No. 13/14 Duke. Penn scored eight of the final nine goals of the game and Schwalje had a hand in five of them with two goals and three assists. For the night, Schwalje played a part in half of Penn's tallies, finishing with three goals and four assists.
Schwalje's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 3G, 4A, 7 Pts., 2 GB, 13 shots
Cornell senior Rob Pannell (Smithtown, N.Y.) opened the season with nine-point night as Cornell pulled away from Hobart, 18-11. Pannell had four goals and five assists to move into second place on Cornell's all-time scoring list. He also became the second player in school history to record 150 career assists.
Pannell also moved up to fifth on the Ivy League's all-time list for career assists, surpassing Harvard's Mike Eckert (152, 1993-96), and up to third on the League's career points list, surpassing Cornell's Eamon McEneaney (256, 1975-77).
Pannell's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 4G, 5A, 9 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT. 10 shots
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Ryan Ambler (Rydal, Pa.) made the most of his collegiate debut, scoring a team-high four points in the Tigers' 10-7 win at Hofstra on Saturday. Amber had a hand in three straight goals (1g, 2a) to snap a 3-3 tie and give Princeton a lead it didn't relinquish. He is first Tiger to score four points in a collegiate debut since Ryan Boyle in 2001.
Ambler's Weekly Stats
1 GP, 1G, 3A, 4 Pts., 3 shots
Bobby Lucas, Princeton (Sr., M, Freeport, N.Y.)
1GP, 1 A, 1 Pt., 6-8 FO (4-4 in 4th qtr), 6 GB
Brian Feeney, Penn (Jr., GK, Summit, N.J.)
1 GP, 60 min., 15 Svs., 9 GA (stopped 12 of 16 after the first quarter)
Alex White, Harvard (Sr., M, Summit, N.J.)
1GP, 3 G, 1 A, 4 Pts., , 10 shots
Kirby Zdrill, Yale (Sr., A, Edmonton, Alberta)
1GP, 3 G, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 3 shots
Tuesday, February 26
Vermont at Dartmouth, 3 pm
Binghamton at (5/7) Cornell, 4 pm
Holy Cross at Harvard, 4 pm
Saint Joseph's at (15/14) Penn, 4 pm
Friday, March 1
(12/12) Princeton at (3/3) Johns Hopkins, 5 pm [ESPNU]
Saturday, March 2
1-Dartmouth vs. Georgetown, Noon
Yale at (20/19) Albany, 1 pm
(9/11) Colgate at (5/7) Cornell, 1 pm
Harvard at (RV/RV) Hofstra, 1 pm
Brown at (7/5) UMass, 2 pm
(15/14) Penn at (10/10) Denver, 4 pm
1-Dallas, Texas (SMU)
(X/Y) - X refers to national ranking in the NIKE/Inside Lacrosse Poll and Y refers to national ranking in the USILA Coaches Poll.