PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 33rd season of Ivy League field hockey season got underway this past weekend as the Ivies combined to play 15 non-conference games. Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard set the pace with two wins apiece while Brown, Columbia and Princeton also added wins. All told, the League combined 9-6 record.
Cornell posted wins over Villanova (1-0) and Lock Haven (3-2), while Dartmouth won its 2011 Big Green Classic with victories against Sacred Heart (5-0) and Longwood (4-1). Harvard opened the season with a win over Holy Cross (4-0) and followed with an overtime victory against Lafayette.
Sophomore back Bridget McGillivray proved to be Harvard’s offensive star of the opening weekend as she scored the game-winning goal versus Lafayette. She also had an assist versus Lafayette and added a goal versus Holy Cross for the first five points of her Crimson career.
The other offensive star of the weekend was Dartmouth senior Kelly Hood who had three goals and an assist for seven points in two games. With the three goals, Hood, who was a unanimous All-Ivy first team selection last season, tied the Big Green record with 47 career goals.
Brown opened its home slate with a 3-2 win over UC Davis, marking new head coach Jill Reeve’s first win while leading the Bears.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell goalkeeper Carolyn Horner (Allentown, N.J.) led the Big Red to a pair of closely contested victories over the weekend. The sophomore, who played just nine minutes during her freshman season, posted a shutout in Cornell’s season opening 1-0 win against Villanova at The Training Center in Spring City, Pa. Horner then helped Cornell to a 3-2 comeback win over Lock Haven in its home opener.
Horner made seven saves in each win over the weekend and becomes Cornell’s first Player of the Week since Catie De Stio shared the honor on November 9 of last season.
Horner’s Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 140:00 Mins., 14 Svs., .875 Sv%, 2 GA, 1.00 GAA, 1 SO, Record: 2-0
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman midfielder Sydney Jenkins (Belle Mead, N.J.) helped the Crimson to wins over Holy Cross and Lafayette on the opening weekend of field hockey play. Jenkins scored in both Crimson victories, beginning with a first half goal in Harvard’s 4-0 win against the Crusaders. Then versus Lafayette, Jenkins gave Harvard a 2-1 lead in a game the Crimson eventually pulled out in overtime, 3-2. The Lafayette game also marked her first career start.
Jenkins is Harvard’s first Rookie of the Week since October 13, 2009 when goalkeeper Cynthia Tassopoulous earned the honor.
Jenkins’ Weekly Stats
2-1 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 3 Shots, 2 SOG, Team: 2-0
Emily Cain, Yale (So., GK - Laytonsville, Md.)
2-2 GP-GS, 170:00 Mins., 21 Svs., .808 Sv%, 5.00 GA, 2.06 GAA, Record: 0-2
Kelly Hood, Dartmouth (Sr., F - Berlin, N.H.)
2-2 GP-GS, 3G, 1A, 7 Pts., 15 Shots, 10 SOG, 1 GWG
Bridget McGillivray, Harvard (So., B - Victoria, B.C.)
2-1 GP-GS, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 4 Shots, 4 SOG, 1 GWG
Christie O’Hara, Columbia (Jr., GK - St. Louis, Mo.)
2-2 GP-GS, 140:00 Mins., 18 Svs., .720 Sv%, 7 GA, 3.50 GAA, Record: 1-1
Shannon McSweeney, Brown (Fr., GK - Boxborough, Mass.)
2-2 GP-GS, 140:00 Mins., 16 Svs., .696 Sv%, 7 GA, 3.50 GAA, Record: 1-1
Wednesday, September 7
Dartmouth at Maine, 3 pm
Thursday, September 8
Penn State at Princeton, 7 pm
Friday, September 9
Pacific at Brown, 4 pm
Penn at Towson, 6 pm
Saturday, September 10
1 - Iowa vs Brown, 1 pm
Harvard at Massachusetts, 1 pm
Yale at Hofstra, 1 pm
2 - Cornell at Vermont, 2 pm
Sunday, September 11
2 - Cornell vs. Maine, Noon
Columbia at Monmouth, 1 pm
Penn at Saint Joseph’s, 1 pm
Richmond at Princeton, 1 pm
New Hampshire at Dartmouth, 3 pm
1 - at Providence College (Providence, R.I.)
2 - Catamount Classic (Burlington, Vt.)
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Sydney Jenkins (Harvard)
September 6 - Emily Cain (Yale), Kelly Hood (Dartmouth), Bridget McGillivray (Harvard), Christie O’Hara (Columbia), Shannon McSweeney (Brown).
WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY
|Player of the
|Brown||November 2, 2010*||Leslie Springmeyer|
|Columbia||October 26, 2010||Gabby Kozlowski|
|Cornell||September 6, 2011||Carolyn Horner
|Dartmouth||November 2, 2010*||Lisa Masini|
|Harvard||September 7, 2010||Chloe Keating|
|Penn||September 18, 2007||Kara Bolger|
|Princeton||November 9, 2010*||Kathleen Sharkey|
|Yale||October 19, 2010||Erin Carter|
|Rookie of the
|Brown||November 11, 2008||Leslie Springmeyer|
|Columbia||October 27, 2009||Gabby Kozlowski|
|Cornell||October 26, 2010||Hannah Balleza|
|Dartmouth||November 3, 2009*||Samantha McPherson|
|Harvard||September 6, 2011||Sydney Jenkins
|Penn||November 2, 2010||Julie Tahan|
|Princeton||October 12, 2010||Christina Maida|
|Yale||November 9, 2010||Erica Borgo|