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Women's Lacrosse Weekly Release - Week 6

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Photos courtesy of Brown Sports Information and Harvard Athletic Communications/Craig Cyr

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Week 5 of the Ivy League women's lacrosse season featured many top-20 non-conference matchups, as well as multiple key League contests. In Ivy action, No. 8 Penn (5-2, 3-0 Ivy) maintained its hold on first-place in the standings with an 11-10 win over No. 18 Cornell (6-2, 2-1 Ivy). Dartmouth (6-1, 2-0 Ivy) defeated Columbia (1-6, 0-4 Ivy), 15-4, to move into a tie for second-place with Princeton (4-3, 2-0 Ivy), which also tamed the Lions, 18-6. Harvard (3-4, 1-2 Ivy) picked up its first League victory of the year, 7-5 over Yale (2-5, 0-3 Ivy).

Brown (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) was idle in Ivy play last week. But the Bears did pick up a pair of victories, 17-7 at Bryant and 14-9 over Stanford, to move over .500 overall. Brown senior attack Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) finished with 13 points in her team's two wins and was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.

In non-conference action, Harvard faced cross-town rival Boston College, ranked No. 19 in the country. The Crimson fell by the same score it then used to defeat Yale. Freshman goalkeeper Kelly Weis (Garden City, N.Y.) limited Harvard's two opponents to seven and five goals, respectively, and was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
McGilloway finished with five goals and eight assists in the Bears' two games. Against Bryant, she posted her second straight seven-point game, leading all players with in goals (four), assists (three) and points. In her team's win over Stanford, McGilloway matched her career-best with five assists and also netted a goal, the 100th of her career. She became the first Brown player since 1998 to reach that milestone.

McGilloway now ranks among the top-five all-time at brown in goals (fifth), assists (65, third) and points (165, second). She is one assist shy of her personal-best in assists of 19 with six games remaining in the regular season. McGilloway received the third Offensive Player of the Week award of her career.

McGilloway's Weekly Stats
2 GP, 5G, 8A, 13 Pts., 1GB, 2CT, .556 Shooting %

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Weis played the full 60 minutes in each contest and recorded a 6.00 goals-against average on the week. She stopped 15 shots and finished with a save percentage of .556. Weis certainly could not be blamed for Harvard's loss to No. 19 Boston College, as the freshman limited the Eagles to a season-low seven goals while recording eight saves. BC's seven goals marked its lowest single-game total since scoring five against then-No. 1 Maryland on April 29, 2011.

In Harvard’s 7-5 win over Yale, Weis stopped seven shots and recorded a save percentage of .583. Yale’s five goals were the fewest allowed by a Crimson defense since a 19-3 win over the Bulldogs on March 26, 2011. Weis became the first freshman to earn either Offensive or Defensive Player of the Week this season and the first since Dartmouth’s Kristen Giovanniello was named Defensive Player of the Week award last season (March 28, April 11). Weis is the first Harvard freshman to earn an Ivy League weekly award since Jennifer VanderMeulen was the co-Offensive Player of the Week on March 30, 2010, and the second Crimson to earn Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining Melanie Baskind (Feb. 27).

Weis' Weekly Stats
2 GP-GS, 120:00 Mins., 12 GA, 6.00 GAA, 15 Svs., .556 Sv. %, 4GB, 1-1

It was a tough non-conference week for the Ancient Eight, at least for those squads who faced top-20 opponents. Tenth-ranked Dartmouth suffered its first defeat of the season, falling at No. 5 Florida, 20-4, and No. 8 Penn fell in a heartbreak fashion, 11-10 to No. 13 Georgetown. On Sunday, No. 14 Princeton dropped to 1-2 against ranked opponents this season after a 9-8 loss at No. 20 Johns Hopkins. Against unranked opponents, the League went 3-1, thanks to Brown's wins over Bryant and Stanford and a 22-14 win by Cornell over Jacksonville.

HONOR ROLL
Kacie Johnson, Columbia, Jr., A (Wilton, Conn.)
2 GP, 5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 6GB, 1DC, 4CT, .312 Shooting %

Emily Leitner, Penn, Sr., GK (Darien, Conn.)
2 GP-GS, 120:00 Mins., 21 GA, 10.50 GAA, 18 Svs., .462 Sv. %, 6GB, 1-1

Erin McMullan, Yale, Sophomore, GK (Wading River, N.Y.)
2 GP-GS, 120:00 Mins., 20 GA, 10.00 GAA, 21 Svs., .512 Sv. %, 1GB, 0-2

Maddie Poplawski, Penn, Jr., M (Springfield, Pa.)
2 GP, 5G, 5 Pts., 3GB, 7DC, 3CT, .556 Shooting %

Sarah Plumb, Dartmouth, Sr., M (Wellesley, Mass.)
2 GP, 3G, 3A, 6 Pts., 4GB, 3CT, .333 Shooting %

Cassie Pyle, Princeton, Sr., M (Alexandria, Va.)
2 GP, 9G, 9 Pts., 3GB, .643 Shooting %

Kellie Roddy, Brown, Fr., GK (Poway, Calif.)
2 GP-GS, 101:54 Mins., 14 GA, 8.24 GAA, 12 Svs., .462 Sv. %, 1GB, 2-0

Jessi Steinberg, Cornell, Sr., A (Suffern, N.Y.)
2 GP, 8G, 6A, 14 Pts., 2DC, .471 Shooting %

Annie Woehling, Princeton, Fr., GK (Rosemont, Pa.)
2 GP-GS, 120:00 Mins., 15 GA, 7.50 GAA, 13 Svs., .464 Sv. %, 7GB, 1-1

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 28
Stanford at Harvard 4:00 PM
Yale at Marist 4:00 PM

Friday, March 30
No. 3 Maryland at No. 8 Penn 6:00 PM     
Iona at Columbia 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 31
No. 2 Syracuse at Harvard TBA
*No. 11 Dartmouth at Brown 12:00 PM
Yale at Colgate 1:00 PM
*No. 18 Cornell at No. 16 Princeton 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 1
*Columbia at No. 8 Penn 1:00 PM

* Ivy League contest