Photos courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- With a month remaining in the 2014 season, there is no clear separation in the race for the Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament.
Penn (5-2, 2-0 Ivy), which has hosted all four of the Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournaments, was off last week and is the only undefeated team in conference play.
Four teams trail the Quakers by just a half game. Brown (7-2), Princeton (6-3), Dartmouth (5-4) and Harvard (4-4) are all 2-1 in League action. One game behind the foursome sit Yale (7-3, 1-2 Ivy) and Cornell (4-5, 1-2 Ivy), while Columbia (3-5, 0-4 Ivy) is still looking for its first Ivy victory.
Brown suffered its first two losses of the season last week, dropping a pair of one-goal games, 9-8 at Denver and 10-9 to Dartmouth.
The Tigers extended their winning streak to five games and picked up their first two League wins of the 2014 campaign in the process. Princeton defeated Columbia, 15-5, and Cornell, 10-7 in overtime. Junior Erin McMunn finished with eight points on the week to lead the Tigers.
The Big Green went 1-1 on the week, falling at Vermont, 12-10, before handing Brown its first Ivy loss of the season, 10-9. Senior Liz Calby led the way with 10 points on eight goals and two assists.
The Crimson played crosstown rival No. 5 Boston College tough last week, eventually falling, 13-9. In other non-confernece action, Columbia shut out Mount Saint Mary's, 11-0. Marking the Lions' first-ever clean sheet and the first shutout by an Ivy squad since May 17, 2010, when Penn defeated Saint Joseph's, 14-0.
The upcoming week features seven games, including three conference matchups on Saturday when Cornell hosts Dartmouth, Yale travels to Princeton and Brown heads north to take on Harvard on ESPN3.
Penn will take on a pair of ranked opponents, facing No. 14 Georgetown on Tuesday and No. 7 Northwestern on Sunday. The Ivy League® Digital Network will have five games this week, including all three Ivy contests.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale went 2-1 on the week thanks to the offensive performance of sophomore Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), who posted 16 points on 11 goals and five assists in the three games. After scoring just one goal in a 6-5 loss at BU, Daniggelis erupted for 10 goals and five assists in wins over Cal and Lehigh. She also recorded 21 draw controls on the week to give her 74 in 2014, two shy of matching her own school single-season record.
Daniggelis earns her second Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and third of her career. She is the first Bulldog to earn two Offensive Player of the Week honors in the same season since Lauren Taylor took home three in 2007.
Daniggelis' Weekly Stats
1G, 1 Pt., 2 DC, 2 CT, 20.0 Shooting % at BU
4G, 4A, 8 Pts., 9 DC, 57.1 Shooting % vs. Cal
6G, 1A, 7 Pts., 1 GB, 10 DC, 54.5 Shooting % vs. Lehigh
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
For the third time this season, Defensive Player of the Week was shared between two goalies.
Yale senior Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) did not allow more than seven goals in any of the three games last week. McMullan gave up six goals to both BU and Cal and then allowed Lehigh to score seven in a 2-1 week for the Bulldogs. She recorded 19 saves, a save percentage of 50.0 and a goals-against average of 6.33 on the week.
McMullan is the first Bulldog to be named Defensive Player of the Week three times in a single year.
McMullan's Weekly Stats
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 6 GA, 6.00 GAA, 6 Svs., 50.0 Sv. %, 0-1 at BU
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 6 GA, 6.00 GAA, 8 Svs., 57.1 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Cal
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 7 GA, 6.00 GAA, 5 Svs., 41.7 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Lehigh
Princeton picked up its first two Ivy League wins of the year behind the play of junior Annie Woehling (Rosemont, Pa.), who stopped 14 shots in the two games while allowing just 12 goals. Woehling allowed Columbia just five goals in a 15-5 Tigers victory and then gave up seven goals to Cornell in a 10-7 overtime victory for Princeton. In the two games, Woehling recorded a goals-against average of 6.05 and a save percentage of 53.8.
Woehling takes home her second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first since the 2012 season.
Woehling's Weekly Stats
1 GP-1 GS, 53:05 Mins., 5 GA, 5.65 GAA, 8 Svs., 61.5 Sv. %, 1-0 at Columbia
1 GP-1 GS, 66:00 Mins., 7 GA, 6.36 GAA, 6 Svs., 46.2 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. Cornell
Liz Calby, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Darien, Conn.)
4G, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 80.0 Shooting % at Vermont
4G, 2A, 6 Pts., 1 DC, 57.1 Shooting % at Brown
Paige Cuscovitch, Columbia (Sr., M – Longmeadow, Mass.)
4G, 4 Pts., 4 GB, 2 DC, 2 CT, 57.1 Shooting % vs. Princeton
2G, 2 Pts., 5 GB, 1 DC, 3 CT, 40.0 Shooting % at Mt. St. Mary's
Lauren Maiorano, Dartmouth (Fr., M – Chatham, N.J.)
1 GP at Vermont
1 GB, 3 DC at Brown
Danielle Mastro, Brown (Sr., A – Endicott, N.Y.)
3G, 3 Pts., 50.0 Shooting % at Denver
4A, 4 Pts. vs. Dartmouth
Erin McMunn, Princeton (Jr., A – Westminster, Md.)
2G, 2A, 4 Pts., 3 GB, 1 CT, 66.7 Shooting % at Columbia
4G, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 1 DC, 57.1 Shooting % vs. Cornell
Colleen Packer, Columbia (So, GK – Wayne, Pa.)
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 15 GA, 15.00 GAA, 6 Svs., 28.6 Sv. %, 0-1 vs. Princeton
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 7 Svs., 100.0 Sv. %, 1-0 at Mt. St. Mary's
Renee Poullott, Cornell (Fr., GK – Syracuse, N.Y.)
1 GP-1 GS, 34:44 Mins., 8 GA, 13.82 GAA, 3 Svs., 27.3 Sv. %, 0-1 vs. Stanford
1 GP-1 GS, 66:00 Mins., 10 GA, 9.09 GAA, 9 Svs., 47.4 Sv. %, 0-1 at Princeton
Kellie Roddy, Brown (Jr., GK – Poway, Calif.)
1 GP-1 GS, 45:00 Mins., 9 GA, 12.00 GAA, 8 Svs., 47.1 Sv. %, 0-1 at Denver
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 10 GA, 10.00 GAA, 7 Svs., 41.2 Sv. %, 0-1 vs. Dartmouth
Marisa Romeo, Harvard (Fr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
4G, 4 Pts., 36.4 Shooting % vs. BC
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell (Jr., A – Bedford, N.Y.)
3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 4 DC, 50.0 Shooting % vs. Stanford
4G, 4 Pts., 1 DC, 50.0 Shooting % at Princeton
Tuesday, April 1
Brown at Bryant, 4 pm
1-Penn at No. 14 Georgetown, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 2
Vanderbilt at Harvard, 2:30 pm [IVY]
Saturday, April 5
*Dartmouth at Cornell, 12 pm [IVY]
*Yale at Princeton, 1 pm [IVY]
*Brown at Harvard, 1 pm [ESPN3]
Sunday, April 6
No. 7 Northwestern at Penn, 12 pm [IVY]
* Ivy League Contest
1-in Owings Mills, Md.
IVY-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network