Women's Lacrosse Weekly Release - Week 3
Photo courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A week after the Ivy League
women’s lacrosse season kicked off, six of the teams opened
their conference slates. When the dust settled, Brown, Cornell and
Dartmouth were all 1-0 in League play.
Brown (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) upended Columbia (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) in triple overtime, 11-10. It marked the third-straight year the Bears and Lions opened their Ivy seasons against each other, and the third-straight year Brown came away with a win. This year’s victory went down to the final seconds of the third extra session, when senior Lindsay Minges found the back of the net off an assist from fellow classmate Tara Rooke. The win helped the Bears go 2-0 on the week, thanks to a 10-4 win over Manhattan the next day, while the Lions fell to 0-2 on the week after an earlier 16-9 loss to Lafayette.
No. 12 Dartmouth continued to roll, improving to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in Ivy play, after defeating New Hampshire, 11-10, and Yale (1-2, 0-1 Ivy), 10-6. The Big Green waited until the last second – actually, the fifth to last second – to defeat UNH, as freshman Jaclyn Leto scored with five tics remaining off an assist from junior Liz Calby. Against Yale, Dartmouth jumped out to a 6-2 halftime lead and held on for the four-goal victory. Senior Hana Bowers continued her solid play, posting six points on four goals and two assists in the win over the Bulldogs, who previously defeated Quinnipiac, 19-12 on Feb. 27.
Cornell (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) and Harvard (0-2, 0-1 Ivy) staged a shootout in Ithaca, N.Y., with the No. 15 Big Red coming out ahead, 17-12. Sophomore Lindsay Toppe finished with four goals and five assists, freshman Emily Tripodi tallied a goal and five assists and junior Amanda D’Amico scored four goals in the win. For the Crimson, senior Micaela Cyr and freshmen Alexis Nicolia and Audrey Todd combined for nine goals and four assists.
The Ancient Eight’s trend of taking on tough non-conference opponents continued. Penn (0-2) fell to No. 3 UNC, 11-5, while Princeton (2-1) dropped a close game to No. 11 Georgetown, 11-6, before rebounding to defeat Southern Cal, 18-13. Junior Sarah Lloyd set a pair of career-highs against the Trojans, in assists (six) and draw controls (eight). Her assists total tied the Princeton single-game record.
More League games and more touch non-conference matchups are on the docket for this coming week. In Ivy play, Harvard will host Penn, Columbia will take on Cornell and Princeton will face Brown. The highlight of the non-conference slate takes place on Saturday, when No. 2 Florida travels to Hanover, N.H. to face No. 12 Dartmouth at 12:00 p.m.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell sophomore Lindsay Toppe (Bedford, N.Y.) had a career day in the Big Red’s 17-12 victory over Harvard. After posting a then-career-high seven points last week, Toppe finished with nine points against the Crimson, scoring four times and assisting on five others. She finished one point shy of tying the school’s single-game record for points in a game and had to content herself with merely being the first to tally nine in a game since Jaimee Reynolds in 2002.
Toppe tied her career-high in goals, set last week against Canisius, and set a new personal-best in assists. She earns her first career Ivy League weekly award.
Toppe’s Weekly Stats
4G, 5A, 9 Pts., 50.0 Shooting % vs. Harvard
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown is 3-0 to start the season for the first time in more than 12 years, thanks in no small part to the play of goalie Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.). The sophomore improved to 3-0 herself after helping the Bears defeat Columbia, 11-10 in three overtimes, and Manhattan, 10-4. She gave up 11 goals on the week for a 5.53 goals against average, while recording 12 saves. She finished with eight saves and an 8.34 GAA against Columbia, and then allowed just one goal in 47:21 minutes of action against Manhattan.
Roddy is Brown’s first Defensive Player of the Week since Isabel Harvey earned the award on April 12, 2010.
Roddy’s Weekly Stats
1 GS, 71.58 Mins., 10 GA, 8.34 GAA, 8 Svs., 44.4 Sv. %, 3 GB, 1-0 vs. Columbia
1 GS, 47.21 Mins., 1 GA, 1.27 GAA, 4 Svs., 80.0 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Manhattan
Liz Bannatine, Princeton (Fr., D – Baltimore)
4 GB, 6 CT at Georgetown
2 CT vs. USC
Hana Bowers, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Old Greenwich, Conn.)
2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 DC, 1 CT, 50.0 Shooting % vs. New Hampshire
4G, 2A, 6 Pts., 1 GB, 3 DC, 57.1 Shooting % at Yale
Micaela Cyr, Harvard (Sr., M – Lexington, Mass.)
3G, 2A, 5 Pts., 3 GB, 5 DC, 2 CT, 60.0 Shooting % at Cornell
Bre Hudgins, Brown (Jr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
5G, 5 Pts., 3 GB, 6 DC, 83.3 Shooting % vs. Columbia
1G, 1 Pt., 3 GB, 1 DC, 2 CT, 33.3 Shooting % vs. Manhattan
Kate Ivory, Cornell (Sr., M/D – Narberth, Pa.)
4 GB, 1 DC, 5 CT vs. Harvard
Kacie Johnson, Columbia (Sr., A – Wilton, Conn.)
4G, 4 Pts., 2 GB, 44.4 Shooting % at Lafayette
4G, 4 Pts., 1 DC, 44.4 Shooting % at Brown
Kelsey Johnson, Dartmouth (Sr., M – Hingham, Mass.)
3 GB, 2 CT vs. New Hampshire
6 GB, 3 CT at Yale
Sarah Lloyd, Princeton (Jr., M – Severna Park, Md.)
2 GB, 1 DC, 1 CT at Georgetown
6A, 6 Pts., 3 GB, 8 DC, 2 CT vs. USC
Maddie Poplawski, Penn (Sr., M – Springfield, Pa.)
1G, 1 Pt., 2 GB, 2 DC, 2 CT, 50.0 Shooting % vs. UNC
Devon Rhodes, Yale (Sr., A – East Northport, N.Y.)
6G, 1A, 7 pts., 66.7 Shooting % at Quinnipiac
2G, 2A, 4 pts., 66.7 Shooting % vs. Dartmouth
Wednesday, March 6
No. 12 Dartmouth at Boston U., 3pm
No. 18 Penn at Rutgers, 3pm
Colgate at Cornell, 4pm
Yale at Bryant, 4pm
Saturday, March 9
No. 2 Florida at No. 12 Dartmouth, 12pm
*No. 18 Penn at Harvard, 1pm
*No. 15 Cornell at Columbia, 1pm
Yale at Hofstra, 1pm
*Brown at Princeton, 1pm
*-Ivy League contest