Women's Soccer Weekly Release - Week 6
Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Harvard and Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Two weeks into the Ivy
League women’s soccer conference slate, and the only team
without a point is the defending champion.
However, all eight teams have a .500 overall record or better, as the League’s combined mark of 43-23-12 is good for a 0.628 winning percentage.
In a battle of 2012 first and second-place squads, Dartmouth (4-4-1, 1-1-0 Ivy), which finished second, avenged its only conference loss from last season with a 2-0 win over Princeton (4-3-3), dropping the Tigers to 0-2-0 in Ivy play. It marks the first time Princeton has lost its first two conference games since 2011, when it started 0-3. The Big Green used a pair of second-half goals to win, as Corey Delaney found the back of the net in the 53rd minute and Emma Brush scored seven minutes later.
Only two teams are undefeated in League play, in Harvard (6-3-1, 2-0 Ivy) and Brown (6-2-1, 1-0-1 Ivy). The Crimson defeated Yale (5-4-0, 1-1-0 Ivy), 3-1, as five players recorded at least one point. The Bears finished in a scoreless draw with Columbia (5-3-2, 0-1-1 Ivy).
Cornell (7-3-1, 1-1-0) lost for just the second time in its past eight games, falling to Penn (6-1-3, 1-1-0 Ivy), 1-0. The Big Red rebounded with a 1-0 shutout of Delaware State for its seventh victory of the season, its highest total since 2005, when the team finished 7-7-1 overall. One more win would give Cornell its best record since 2002, when it claimed nine victories.
All eight teams will be in action on Saturday, Oct. 12, as Harvard will face Cornell, Princeton will take on Brown, Dartmouth will travel to Yale and Columbia will host Penn. The Ivy League® Digital Network will feature the Princeton-Brown and Dartmouth-Yale matchups.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior Kerry Scalora (Berlin, Conn.) finished with just one goal in two games last week, but she made it count, converting a penalty kick in the 44th minute to account for all the scoring in the Quakers’ 1-0 win over Cornell. She helped her team end a four-game winless streak, as Penn was 0-1-3 in its previous four contests.
Scalora takes home her first career Player of the Week award and her fourth Ivy League weekly honor, as she was named Rookie of the Week three times in 2010. She is Penn’s first Player of the Week since Ursula Lopez-Palm on Nov. 7, 2011.
Scalora’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 5 Shots, 2 SOG, 1-1 PK, 1 GW
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
If Columbia freshman Allison Spencer (Salt Lake City) had any nerves over her first career start, she didn’t show it, as she played all 110:00 minutes of a scoreless draw with Brown, stopping four Bears shots to pick up her first career shutout and give her team a point in the Ivy League standings. Spencer is Columbia’s first Rookie of the Week since Chelsea Ryan on Sept. 13, 2010.
Spencer’s Weekly Stats
1 GP-1 GS, 110:00 Mins. 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 4 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 0-0-1, 1 Shutout
With its 3-1 win over Yale, Harvard improved to 2-0 in League play for the first time since 2011, when the Crimson took the Ivy title. Freshman Karly Zlatic (La Jolla, Calif.) netted her third goal of the season and her first career gamewinner, as her tally in the 34th minute gave Harvard a 2-0 lead. Zlatic has scored in three of the past four games and has one goal in each of Harvard’s two Ivy victories. Zlatic is the first Crimson to earn a weekly award this season.
Zlatic’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GW
Kiersten Berg, Brown (Sr., F – Salt Lake City)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Emma Brush, Dartmouth (Sr., M – Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG
Shannon FitzPatrick, Columbia (Sr., D – Johns Creek, Ga.)
1 GP, 1 Shutout
Claire MacManus, Cornell (Jr., M – Rosemont, Pa.)
2 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 6 Shots, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Marie Margolius, Harvard (Jr., D – Acton, Mass.)
1 GP, 1G, 2 Pts., 3 Shots, 1 SOG
Clara Midgley, Penn (Jr., F –
2 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 1 GW
Mika Siegelman, Brown (Sr., F – Piedmont, Calif.)
2 GP, 5 Shots, 4 SOG, 2 Shutouts
Monday, October 7
Yale at CCSU, 7 pm
NJIT at Columbia, 7 pm
Tuesday, October 8
Harvard at Boston U., 7 pm
Wednesday, October 9
Dartmouth at New Hampshire, 7 pm
Saturday, October 12
*Harvard at Cornell, 1 pm
*Princeton at Brown, 4 pm [IVY]
*Dartmouth at Yale, 4 pm [IVY]
*Penn at Columbia, 4 pm
*-Ivy League contest
[IVY]-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network