PRINCETON, N.J. -- The chase for the 2011 Ivy
title hits full speed this weekend when the first four League games
of the season take place.
Harvard and Cornell will host Ivy games on Friday night, with the Crimson welcoming the Quakers and the Big Red playing host to the Lions. On Saturday, Yale plays at Princeton and then Ivy action concludes on Sunday when Dartmouth travels to Brown.
After winning the 2010 title, the Penn Quakers enter Ivy play looking to win back-to-back League championships for the first time in program history.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale senior midfielder Enma Mullo (Floral Park, N.Y.) had an impactful week in the middle of the park for the Bulldogs, helping Yale to a 2-1-0 record in three games. She notched at least a point in each contest and finished with two goals and an assist for a five-point week.
Mullo scored the game-winning goal in Yale’s 2-1 win against Vermont midway through the second half when she settled a long cross, took two dribbles and fired a shot inside the near post at 74:17. She also scored Yale’s only goal against Boston University and assisted on Melissa Gavin’s game-winning strike against Quinnipiac. Mullo is Yale’s first Ivy League Player of the Week since Becky Brown shared the honor on Oct. 11, 2010.
Mullo’s Weekly Stats
3-3 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 7 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 2-1-0
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman midfielder Chloe Cross (Seattle, Wash.) helped lead Brown to a 1-1-0 record on the week by registering at least a point in each game. In Brown’s 1-0 road win at New Hampshire on Thursday, Cross scored her first career goal with just 6:07 left in regulation to lift the Bears to the win. She took the ball down the ride side, beat her defender and then launched a hard-struck shot to the left side of the net from the top right corner of the box. Then on Sunday, Cross assisted on Brown’s game-tying goal as the Bears came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game at 2-2 before ultimately losing to Sacred Heart, 3-2.
Cross, who has seen increasing minutes in each game as she proves to be a valuable spark off the bench, becomes the second Brown player to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors this season with Allie Reilly having shared the honor on Sept. 5.
Cross’ Weekly Stats
2-0 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 4 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GWG, Team: 1-1-0
Meg Casscells-Hamby, Harvard (Fr., M - Winter Park, Fla.)
3-2 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 9 Shots, 5 SOG
Alexandra Conigliaro, Harvard (Jr., F - Dedham, Mass.)
3-3 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG
Erin Falk, Columbia (Fr., M - Duluth, Ga.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GWG
Melissa Gavin, Yale (Fr., F - Duxbury, Mass.)
3-3 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 8 Shots, 5 SOG, 1 GWG
Theresa Yankovich, Penn (Sr., M - Northville,
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GWG
Tuesday, September 20
La Salle at Cornell, 4 pm
Dartmouth at Colgate, 4 pm
Wednesday, September 21
Lafayette at Princeton, 7 pm
Thursday, September 22
Brown at UMass, 4 pm
Friday, September 23
*Penn at Harvard, 6 pm
*Columbia at Cornell, 7 pm
Saturday, September 24
*Yale at Princeton, 3:30 pm
Sunday, September 25
Youngstown State at Penn, 1 pm
New Hampshire at Harvard, 1 pm
Columbia at Fordham, 1 pm
Niagara at Cornell, 3 pm
*Dartmouth at Brown, 4 pm
* - denotes Ivy League contest