PRINCETON, N.J. -- An 11-7 record during week
three gave the Ivy League an overall record above .500, at 25-24-2,
for the season. Six teams won at least one game last week,
including four squads that were undefeated. Yale led the way with a
3-0 mark, while Brown, Columbia and Dartmouth each went 2-0 and
Harvard and Penn finished with a pair of 1-1 records.
So it seems that the League is hitting its stride just in time for the start of Ivy play, which kicks off on Friday, Sept. 21, when Harvard travels to Penn and Cornell takes on Columbia. On Saturday, Princeton faces Yale and then on Sunday, Dartmouth hosts Brown.
Which is not to say that the non-conference schedule is over. During week four, the Tigers will play Lafayette, Brown will face UMass, Dartmouth will take on NJIT, Penn will play Boise State and Cornell will host Niagara.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
At the start of the week, Yale was in sixth-place with a 2-3 record. Three wins later, the Bulldogs find themselves in second-place, having outscored opponents 11-2 in the three games. Senior midfielder Kristen Forster (Trumbull, Conn.) was a factor in more than half of her team’s goals on the week, with three scores and three assists.
All three of Forster’s goals were the gamewinners for her team. She opened her week with a one-goal, three-assist performance in Yale’s 8-1 win over Saint Peter’s, which marked the highest offensive output for the Bulldogs since a 9-0 win over Wagner in 2002. She then scored the golden goal in overtime in her team's 2-1 victory over Iona and finished her week with the game’s lone goal in Yale’s 1-0 win over Central Connecticut State.
Forster is the second Bulldog to earn a weekly award this season, joining freshman Paula Hagopian, who took home Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 3. Forster earned her second-career Ivy League weekly award and her first Player of the Week honor after being named Rookie of the Week on Oct. 19, 2009. She is the first Bulldog to receive Player of the Week accolades since Enma Mullo on Sept. 19, 2011.
Forster’s Weekly Stats
3 GP, 3G, 3A, 9 Pts., 7 Shots, 5 SOG, 3 GW
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
The first collegiate goals for Dartmouth freshman Corey Delaney (Chatham, N.J.) and Penn freshman Erin Mikolai (Quakerstown, Pa.) also served as the gamewinners for their respective teams as the two share Rookie of the Week honors.
Delaney netted her first goal in a Big Green uniform just 11 minutes into the team’s win at Fordham. Her score turned out to be the gamewinner, as Dartmouth went on to take the contest, 3-0. Delaney is the first Big Green to earn Rookie of the Week honors since November 8, 2010, when Chrissy Lozier took home the award. She is the second Dartmouth player to receive an Ivy League honor this season, as senior Emma Brush was named Player of the Week on Sept. 10.
Delaney’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GW
Mikolai had to wait a little longer to get her first career score, as it came in overtime of Penn’s 3-2 win over Sacramento State. She collaborated with fellow freshman Elissa Berdini on the goal, which ended her team’s three-game losing streak. Mikolai is the first Quaker to earn an Ivy League weekly award this season and the first Penn Rookie of the Week since Megan York took home the honor on Oct. 3, 2011.
Mikolai’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 7 Shots, 5 SOG, 1 GW
Elissa Berdini, Penn (Fr., F – Riegelsville, Pa.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG
Marina Moschitto, Dartmouth (Jr., M – Andover, Mass.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GW
Grace Redmon, Columbia (So., GK – University Heights, Ohio)
2 GP – 2GS, 180:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 13 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 2-0
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Jr., M – Piedmont, Calif.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 SOG, 1 GW
Elizabeth Weisman, Harvard (Jr., F – Atherton, Calif.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GW
Wednesday, September 19
Princeton at Lafayette, 7 pm
Thursday, September 20
UMass at Brown, 4 pm
NJIT at Dartmouth, 5 pm
Friday, September 21
* - Harvard at Penn, 5 pm
* - Cornell at Columbia, 7 pm
Saturday, September 22
* - Princeton at Yale, 3 pm
Sunday, September 23
Boise State at Penn, 12 pm
* - Brown at Dartmouth, 1 pm
Columbia at Army, 1 pm
Niagara vs. Cornell, 1 pm
* - Ivy League Contest