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April 9, 2012

Women's Lacrosse Weekly Release - Week 8

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Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The race for first-place in the Ivy League standings became just a bit clearer with No. 10 Dartmouth’s 12-10 win over No. 16 Cornell on April 7. The Big Green (8-1, 4-0 Ivy) moved into a tie atop the leaderboard with No. 8 Penn (6-4, 4-0 Ivy), which took a break from Ivy action this week. Those two teams will square off on April 21, with the winner getting the inside track on the title.

The Big Red fell to 3-2 in League play, 7-3 overall, trailing Princeton, which is 6-4, 3-1 Ivy after a 12-4 win over Yale (3-7, 0-4 Ivy). Harvard (5-6, 2-2 Ivy) improved to .500 against League foes with a 16-8 win over Brown (5-5, 1-3 Ivy). Columbia (1-9, 0-5 Ivy) played one game last week, falling in non-conference action to UConn, 14-13 in overtime.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Erin McMunn (Westminster, Md.) set a school-record with six assists in the Tigers’ 14-13 win over Temple and finished the week with 10 points on two goals and eight assists en route to being named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.

McMunn’s record-setting day saw her post six assists and one goal in Princeton’s 14-13 win over Temple, meaning the freshman had a hand in half of the Tigers’ goals. She broke the previous single-game assists mark of five, set three times, most recently by Lauren Simone in 2002.

McMunn then finished with a goal and two assists in Princeton’s 12-4 win over Yale. She also posted three groundballs and three caused turnovers as the Tigers limited the Bulldogs to a season-low in scoring. McMunn is the first freshman to earn Offensive Player of the Week honors since Princeton's Caroline Rehfuss shared the award on April 26, 2010.

McMunn’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 2G, 8A, 10 Pts., 3GB, 3CT, .667 Shooting %

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior midfielder Melanie Baskind (Framingham, Mass.) recorded two goals, one assist, eight groundballs, three caused turnovers and one draw control as the Crimson went 1-1 in two games, with a loss to No. 9 Virginia and a win over Brown. For her efforts, Baskind was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.

Baskind finished with a goal and an assist, along with three groundballs, one draw control and one caused turnover in the Crimsons 12-6 loss at No. 9 Virginia. She followed that with a one-goal, five-groundball, two-caused turnover performance in a 16-8 win over Brown. Against the Bears, Baskind matched her career-best in groundballs and tied her season-high in caused turnovers.

Baskind received her second Defensive Player of the Week award this season (Feb. 27), which is also the second of her career. Her honor is the third for a Crimson this season, as freshman goalie Kelly Weis was named Defensive Player of the Week on March 26.

Baskind’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 8GB, 1DC, 3CT, .500 Shooting %

Top-25 matchups have a beginning, middle and an end during week eight. The action starts with a top-10 matchup when No. 9 Dartmouth travels to face No. 2 Syracuse on Monday. Then on Wednesday, No. 18 Princeton hosts No. 4 Maryland and finally on Saturday, No. 7 Penn and No. 9 Dartmouth battle for Ivy League supremacy and No. 15 Cornell hosts No. 11 Loyola (Md.) in non-conference action.

HONOR ROLL
Alexandra Crerend, Brown (Fr., M – New Canaan, Conn.)
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., 1GB, 3DC, .600 Shooting %

Caroline Crow, Yale (Sr., A – Davidsonville, Md.)
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., .333 Shooting %

Skylar Dabbar, Columbia (So., G – Houston)
1 GP-GS, 66:00 Mins., 14 GA, 12.73 GAA, 13 Svs., .481 Sv. %, 4GB, 0-1

Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth (So., G – Old Brookville, N.Y.)
1 GP-GS, 60:00 Mins., 10 GA, 10.00 GAA, 10 Svs., .500 Sv. %, 1GB, 1-0

Kirsten Goldberg, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Cockeysville, Md.)
1 GP, 5G, 1A, 6 Pts., .833 Shooting %

Kacie Johnson, Columbia (Jr., A – Wilton, Conn.)
1 GP, 5G, 3A, 8 Pts., 2GB, 4DC, 1CT, .500 Shooting %

Olivia Knotts, Cornell (Sr., A – Alexandria, Va.)
1GP, 3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 2GB, .500 Shooting %

Maddie Poplawski, Penn (Jr., M – Springfield, Pa.)
1 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 3GB, 3DC, 2CT, 100.0 Shooting %

Jenn VanderMeulen, Harvard (Jr., A – Liverpool, N.Y.)
2 GP, 7G, 7 Pts., 2GB, 1DC, .538 Shooting %

Annie Woehling, Princeton (Fr., G – Rosemont, Pa.)
2 GP-GS, 120:00 Mins., 17 GA, 8.50 GAA, 12 Svs., 41.4 Sv. %, 5GB, 1DC, 2-0

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, April 9
No. 9 Dartmouth at No. 2 Syracuse 3:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11
Yale at Stony Brook 5:00 PM
Lafayette at Columbia 7:00 PM
No. 4 Maryland at No. 18 Princeton 7:00 PM     
Holy Cross at Harvard 7:00 PM
        
Saturday, April 14
*No. 7 Penn at No. 9 Dartmouth 12:00 PM
*Columbia at Yale 1:00 PM
*No. 18 Princeton at Harvard 1:00 PM
No. 11 Loyola (Md.) at No. 15 Cornell 1:00 PM
Sacred Heart at Brown 6:00 PM

KEY
*-Ivy League Contest