PRINCETON, N.J. -- On the fifth weekend of Ivy League play, Harvard posted a narrow 2-1 win over Princeton to retain first place in the League standings, while Penn used a 2-0 win over Yale to take sole possession of second place, just one point behind the Crimson.
Elsewhere, Columbia's Liz Wicks lifted the Lions to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Dartmouth. With the Lions trailing 1-0 with eight minutes to play, Wicks scored two goals to keep Columbia in the title race. Brown also remained in the title race with a narrow 2-1 win over Cornell, which was keyed by a second half penalty kick save from sophomore goalkeeper MC Barrett. Brown, Yale and Columbia are all tied for third at 3-2-0 on the year.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown sophomore goalkeeper MC Barrett (Ithaca, N.Y.), who had played the second half of every game during her career entering play last week, made the first two starts of her career and played the first two full games of her career, leading Brown to a 2-0-0 week. For the week, Barrett was 2-0-0, while posting a 0.50 GAA and an .875 save percentage.
In Tuesday's 1-0 win over Holy Cross, Barrett stopped all three shots she faced, while earning her first career shutout, Brown's sixth of the season. On Sunday against Cornell, Barrett made four saves, three of which came in the second half as Cornell was looking to tie the game after coming to within 2-1 after facing an early 2-0 deficit. Against the Big Red, Barrett also stopped a Cornell penalty kick early in the second half and tallied an assist on the Bears' first goal of the game just 7:30 into play. On Brown's first goal, Barrett corralled the ball inside the box and rolled it out to Gloria Chun on her right. Chun sent the ball into the Cornell box, where leading scorer Eliza Marshall was waiting to fire it past the goalie for the early lead. For the season, Barrett continues to rank in the top three in the Ivy League in both GAA and save percentage.
Barrett's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 180:00 Mins., 1GA, 0.50 GAA, 7 Saves, .875 Sv%, 1 Sho., 1A, 2-0-0
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman forward Lauren Lazo (Scottsdale, Ariz.) led the Tigers to a 1-1-0 record on the week, including a 5-1 win over Utah Valley in which she scored the game's first goal and then assisted on Princeton's third tally. Her three-point showing led the Tigers to the win and gave her four goals and four assists on the season for 12 points. Her four assists are tied for the team lead, while she ranks second in goals and points. Lazo last earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 12.
Lazo's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG
Sarah Banks, Penn (Jr., GK - Okemos, Mich.)
1-1 GP-GS, 90 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 4 Svs, 1 Sho, 1-0-0
Melanie Baskind, Harvard (Sr., M - Framingham, Mass.)
1-1 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GWG
Jen Hoy, Princeton (Jr., F - Sellersville, Pa.)
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 7 Shots, 4 SOG
Mai Le, Harvard (Fr., M - Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
1-0 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG
Eliza Marshall, Brown (Jr., F - North Andover, Mass.)
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GWG
Liz Wicks, Columbia (Sr., F - Hungerford, England)
1-1 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GWG
Yale, Columbia and Penn play the League's final regular season non-conference games of 2011 on Monday and Wednesday and then the sixth set of Ivy League games takes place on Saturday with much still to be decided in the race for the 2011 Ivy League title.
At 4-0-1, Harvard remains in control of its own destiny, meaning two wins by the Crimson and it could not be caught in the Ivy standings. But second place Penn (4-1-0) as well as third place Brown, Yale and Columbia (all 3-2-0 in Ivy play) each remain in the title hunt.
Harvard plays host to Dartmouth in Saturday's first League game. A win by the Crimson coupled with a Penn loss or tie later in the evening would see Harvard clinch at least a share of the 2011 Ivy title. But the Quakers will look to keep the pressure on with a win at Brown, who's own title hopes start with finding a way to beat Penn. Currently tied for third with Brown, Columbia and Yale clash on Saturday evening, meaning both will also be looking for a win to secure a valuable three points in the standings.
Monday, October 24
Saint Peter's at Yale, 7 pm
Manhattan at Columbia, 7 pm
Wednesday, October 26
Penn at Lehigh, 7 pm
Saturday, October 29
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 1 pm
*Penn at Brown, 4 pm
*Yale at Columbia, 7 pm
*Cornell at Princeton, 7 pm
* - denotes Ivy League contest