Women's Soccer Weekly Release - Week 2
Photos courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- An impressive first weekend
of the 2013 Ivy League women's soccer season saw the Ancient Eight
go 9-5 against stiff competition.
Penn, Princeton and Yale led the way as each went 2-0-0 over the weekend, while Brown, Columbia and Cornell each won their season-openers before dropping their second game. Dartmouth fell on the road to a pair of Big Ten teams, Purdue (5-3) and Northwestern (2-0), while Harvard came up short against No. 18 Cal (2-1) and San Francisco (1-0).
Penn is 2-0-0 to start the season for the third straight year, while Princeton won its first two games for the first time since 2004. Yale's 2-0-0 mark is its first since 2009.
This coming week features a matchup between a pair of teams that advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament when Princeton travels north to take on Rutgers. The Ivy League® Digital Network features Northeastern at Brown at 2 pm on Sept. 12 and Fordham at Dartmouth at 7:30 pm on Sept. 13.
No surprise, the first weekly awards of the season go to two players who helped their teams go undefeated over the weekend. Princeton freshman Tyler Lussi (Lutherville, Md.) and Yale junior Melissa Gavin (Duxbury, Mass.) were named Co-Players of the Week, with Lussi also earning Rookie of the Week honors.
CO-PLAYER/ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Lussi is the first freshman to earn Player of the Week since Columbia's Alexa Yow on Oct. 3, 2011. Lussi scored in each of her team's wins over Richmond and Army, including a pair of goals against the Black Knights. She became the first Tiger freshman to score in a season opener and the first to score in each of her first two collegiate games since Diana Matheson in 2004.
Lussi's Weekly Stats
2 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 5 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GW
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Gavin finished the week with two goals and two assists. She was a factor in all four of her team's goals in their two games, including a pair of gamewinners. She netted the game's only goal in Yale's 1-0 win over Stony Brook and finished with a score and two assists in the Bulldogs' 3-1 win over UMass-Lowell.
Gavin, the 2011 Rookie of the Year, takes home her first career Player of the Week honor and her third Ivy League weekly award, as she was named Rookie of the Week twice in 2011.
Gavin's Weekly Stats
2 GP, 2G, 2A, 6 Pts., 8 Shots, 6 SOG, 2 GW
Geny Decker, Yale (Fr., M – La Jolla, Calif.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG
Darcy Hargadon, Princeton (Jr., GK – Hinsdale, Ill.)
2 GP-2 GS, 180:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 3 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 2-0, 2 Shutouts
Lucielle Kozlov, Dartmouth (So., F – Vancouver)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG
Natalie Melo, Columbia (Sr., M – Kissimmee, Fla.)
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Tahirih Nesmith, Penn (Fr., M – Charleston, S.C.)
2 GP, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG
Kerry Scalora, Penn (Sr., F – Berlin, Conn.)
2 GP, 1G, 2A, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 2 SOG
Kerry Schubert, Cornell (Jr., M – West Chester, Pa.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 3 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Sr., F – Piedmont, Calif.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW
Tuesday, September 10
Cornell at Buffalo, 7 pm
Columbia at Sacred Heart, 7 pm
Wednesday, September 11
New Hampshire at Harvard, 7 pm
Thursday, September 12
Northeastern at Brown, 2 pm [IVY]
Princeton at Seton Hall, 7 pm
Friday, September 13
Yale at No. 13 Georgetown, 3 pm
1-Columbia vs. FAU, 5 pm
Drexel at Penn, 5 pm
Marist at Cornell, 5:30 pm
Harvard at Providence, 7 pm
Fordham at Dartmouth, 7:30 pm [IVY]
Sunday, September 15
LIU-Brooklyn at Harvard, 12 pm
Yale at Towson, 1 pm
Brown at UCF, 1 pm
Dartmouth at UConn, 1 pm
Penn at Saint Joseph's, 1 pm
1-Columbia at North Florida, 2 pm
Princeton at Rutgers, 2 pm
Albany at Cornell, 2:30 pm
1-UNF Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.)
[IVY]-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network