PRINCETON, N.J. -- Another week of
non-conference action, another seven wins for the Ivy League
women’s soccer teams. Facing tough competition, including BIG
EAST teams Providence (first in its division), Rutgers (No. 21 in
the nation) and Georgetown (No. 23), as well as Dayton (second in
the Atlantic 10), Drexel (first in the Colonial) and Marist (first
in the Metro Atlantic), the League went 7-12-1 on the week, with
six of the League squads picking up victories.
Facing the team that it lost to in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, Harvard battled Boston U. to a 2-2 draw, part of a 1-1-1 week for the Crimson. Princeton went 2-0-0 on the week, with shutout victories over Saint Joseph’s and Temple, while Brown and Dartmouth each went 1-1-0. The loss for the Bears, 3-2 at the hands of Providence, was their first of the season.
A combined 18 games loom this week for the Ivy League squads, highlighted by a pair of west coast trips. Penn will travel to take on California and Sacramento State on Friday and Sunday, while Princeton will compete in the UCLA Invitational against the third-ranked host Bruins and UC Irvine. Harvard looks to remain undefeated against local opponents when it hosts cross-town rival and No. 5 Boston College on Saturday. The Crimson previously defeated UMass, 2-0, and tied Boston U., 2-2.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth opened its week with a 3-1 win over Maine and then finished its week with its second ranked opponent in four games, falling to No. 21 Rutgers, 2-1. Senior Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) scored three of her team’s four goals on the week, including two against Maine and the Big Green’s lone score against the Scarlet Knights.
Brush’s two scores against the Black Bears marked her first career multi-goal game as well as her first career gamewinner. The senior now leads the team in points (six) and goals (three). She received her first career Ivy League weekly award and the first weekly honor for a Dartmouth player since Kim Rose shared Rookie of the Week honors on Oct. 26, 2009. Brush is the first Big Green to earn Player of the Week since Laurel Peak received the award on Oct. 20, 2008.
Brush’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Coming into the week, Princeton was 0-1-1 and looking for its first win of the season. Tigers freshman Jessica Lee (Fort Lee, N.J.) made sure that her team’s first game of the week was also its first win of 2012, racking up three points on a goal and an assist in Princeton’s 3-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The Tigers then defeated Temple, 1-0, giving them back-to-back shutouts for the first time since Oct. 10 and 12 of last season, when they defeated Francis Marion, 6-0, and Lehigh, 1-0.
Lee joins teammate Lauren Lazo as recent Princeton Rookie of the Week recipients, as Lazo earned the award twice last season (Sept. 12, Oct. 24).
Lee’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG
Corey Delaney, Dartmouth (Fr., F – Chatham, N.J.)
2 GP, 2A, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 2 SOG
Xandra Hompe, Cornell (Sr., M/F – New Canaan, Conn.)
3 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG
Taryn Kurcz, Harvard (Sr., D – Agoura Hills, Calif.)
3 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 4 Shots, 4 SOG
Beverly Leon, Columbia (Jr., M – Wrentham, Mass.)
3 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Claire Pinciaro, Princeton (Sr., GK – Monroe, Conn.)
2 GP-GS, 180 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 5 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 2-0
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Jr., M – Piedmont, Calif.)
1 GP, 1 G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW
Tuesday, September 11
Saint Peter’s at Yale, 8 pm
Wednesday, September 12
Yale at Quinnipiac, 4 pm
Thursday, September 13
Brown at Northeastern, 6 pm
Friday, September 14
Sacred Heart at Cornell, 4 pm
Fordham at Columbia, 7 pm
Iona at Yale, 7 pm
New Hampshire at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Penn at California, 7 pm
1 - Princeton at No. 3 UCLA, 10 pm
Saturday, September 15
No. 5 Boston College at Harvard, 1 pm
Sunday, September 16
Dartmouth at Fordham, 12 pm
Marist at Columbia, 1 pm
Cornell at La Salle, 1 pm
Penn at Sacramento St., 3 pm
Central Conn. St. at Yale, 4 pm
Sacred Heart at Brown, 4 pm
1 - UC Irvine vs. Princeton, 7 pm
1 - UCLA Invitational