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October 12, 2010

Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 7

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- After a tough week of non-conference action in which the Ivies ran up against six top-20 ranked teams, Cornell and Columbia came away with two wins apiece. Big Red freshman Mallory Bannon scored a goal in each win as Cornell downed Colgate and Lehigh to improve to 8-3 on the year. Columbia’s move to 7-4 on the season was partly due to the goalkeeping of sophomore Christie O’Hara, who picked up her first shutout of the season by making three saves in Columbia’s 2-0 win against Monmouth. She then added two stops in the Lions’ win at Bucknell.

Elsewhere, Dartmouth split a pair of tough road games, while Princeton also recorded a 1-1 record against a pair of top-10 ranked opponents. The Big Green came from behind to hand regional rival New Hampshire its first home loss since last season, while Princeton rebounded from a 2-1 defeat at fourth-ranked Virginia to shutout eighth-ranked Louisville for the first time this season, winning 3-0.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior forward Kelly McHenry (Williamsburg, Va.) led the Big Green to a 1-1 record last week, as Dartmouth found itself in stern back-to-back road tests. On Wednesday evening, McHenry helped the Big Green come from behind to defeat New Hampshire, 4-3. McHenry, Dartmouth’s stopper on penalty corners, assisted on Kelly Hood’s opening goal against the Wildcats. She added a second assist on Kerry Bracco’s goal, ultimately helping Dartmouth snap New Hampshire’s seven-game home winning streak.

Then on Sunday against 13th-ranked Boston University, McHenry helped the Big Green tie the game at 1-1 when she assisted on another Hood goal. For the season, McHenry ranks second on the squad in both assists (13) and shots (34) and her 1.18 assists per game clip ranks fourth in Div. I. She is the second Dartmouth player to be named Ivy League Player of the Week this season, as Hood earned the distinction on Sept. 28.

McHenry’s Weekly Stats
2-2 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 3 Pts., 0 Shots, 0 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 1-1

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman goalkeeper Christina Maida (Doylestown, Pa.) led third-ranked Princeton to a 1-1 record last week as the Tigers split games with a pair of Top-10 ranked opponents. On Friday, Maida matched a career high with six saves in a 2-1 Princeton loss at fourth-ranked Virginia. She made three saves in the second half to keep the Tigers within striking distance. After scoring to make the score 2-1 in the second half, Princeton could not find the equalizer.  

Two days later, Maida recorded two saves to blank eighth-ranked Louisville at home for her third shutout of the season. She became the first goalkeeper to shutout the Cardinal since last season’s BIG EAST title game when Connecticut blanked Louisville, 2-0. In fact, Louisville had scored at least two goals in each of its previous 14 games this season.

Maida now carries a 0.69 goals-against average on the season, the second best mark in Div. I. It is the second time this season Maida has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors, having also done so on Sept. 21.

Maida’s Weekly Stats
2-2 GP/GS, 140:00 Min., 2 GA, 1.00 GAA, 8 SVS, .800 SV%, 1 Sho, 1-1

HONOR ROLL
Mallory Bannon, Cornell, Fr., F  (Hopkinton, Mass.)
2-2 GP/GS, 2G, 0A, 4 Pts., 5 Shots, 4 SOG, 2 GWG, Team: 2-0

Erica Borgo, Yale, Fr., F  (Randolph, N.J.)
2-2 GP/GS, 2G, 0A, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 3 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 0-2

Christie O’Hara, Columbia, So., GK (St. Louis, Mo.)
2-2 GP/GS, 140:00 Min., 2 GA, 0.50 GAA, 5 SVS, .714 SV%, 1 Sho, 2-0

Annie Matthews, Penn, Sr., ST (St. Louis, Mo.)
2-2 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 0-2

Georgia McGillivray, Harvard, Jr., B (Victoria, B.C.)
2-2 GP/GS, 1G, 0A, 2 Pts., 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 0-2

Leslie Springmeyer, Brown, Jr., F (New Vernon, N.J.)
3-3 GP/GS, 3 G, 0A, 6 Pts. 11 Shots, 10 SOG, 0 GWG, Team: 0-3

THIS WEEK
After a week hiatus, the Ivies resume League play this weekend, with each team slated to play its fourth Ivy contest of the season. On Saturday, Princeton host Brown as it looks to remain the only unbeaten team in the League, but the Bears enter the contest having won their last Ivy game. Yale plays at Dartmouth in an important battle of teams currently tied for second in the League with 2-1 records. Also carrying a 2-1 Ivy record into the weekend, Cornell travels to Harvard, who will be looking to even its Ivy record at 2-2 with a win.

Then on Sunday, Columbia, also looking to even its League record at 2-2, travels to Penn, who is in search of its first Ivy win of the year.  

Aside from League play, there will be six other contests involving Ivy teams. The non-conference slate is highlighted by cross-town rivals Penn and Drexel meeting on Wednesday and Sunday’s expected top-10 showdown between Princeton and Connecticut. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 12
Massachusetts at Dartmouth -- 3 pm

Wednesday, October 13
Lafayette at Columbia -- 6 pm
Penn at Drexel -- 7 pm

Friday, October 15
Penn at  Delaware -- 7 pm

Saturday, October 16
Brown at Princeton* -- Noon
Yale at Dartmouth* -- Noon
Cornell at Harvard* -- 2 pm

Sunday, October 17
Columbia at Penn* -- 1 pm
Princeton at Connecticut -- 2 pm
Yale at Holy Cross -- 2 pm

* - denotes Ivy League contest