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Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 7

Yale's Erin Carter (left) and Brown's Shannon McSweeney (right)
Yale's Erin Carter (left) and Brown's Shannon McSweeney (right)

Updated Overall & Conference Stats (PDF)

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivies played 14 non-conference games over the past week as they took a collective breather from the League schedule. Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Yale combined for six wins, including two victories by the Bears.

Brown defeated Quinnipiac at home, 3-2, and then hit the road for a 3-1 win at Fairfield. Three different Bears scored versus Quinnipiac, while Torie Stearns’ pair of goals led Brown past Fairfield. In the win over Fairfield, senior Leslie Springmeyer assisted on the first goal for her 87th career point, tying her for first with Tara Mounsey '00 in the Brown record book.

Princeton went 1-1 on the week in two home games versus Atlantic Coast Conference foes, including a 2-1 win over Virginia and a 3-2 overtime loss to Wake Forest. In the win over the Cavaliers, Allison Evans and Kelsey Byrne scored just under two minutes apart to complete the Tigers’ comeback from a 1-0 deficit, with Bryne’s game-winning goal coming at 33:55.

Yale made the trek to Evanston, Ill. to take on a pair of ranked Big Ten opponents in Michigan and Northwestern. Though the Bulldogs fell 7-1 to the 13th-ranked Wolverines in their first game of the weekend, they rebounded to defeat 14th-ranked Northwestern, 3-2. Three different players scored in the win for Yale including Mia Rosati, Erin Carter and Taylor Sankovich.

Led by sophomore Brittany Thompson and freshman Katherine Stone, Cornell won at Lehigh, 4-3. Thompson opened the scoring for the Big Red and added two assists, while Stone scored her first career goal and added her first career assist in the win.

The Big Green downed Providence at home, 3-1, for the League’s final win last week. With a goal and an assist, Ali Savage again paced the Dartmouth offense in the win.

Looking ahead, the Ivies have a busy week with seven non-conference games in addition to a full slate of League games. The Ivy schedule resumes on Friday night when Columbia plays host to Penn. The Lions will try and keep pace with the cluster of teams in second place, while Penn will look to draw even with Columbia with a win.

Saturday’s Ivy games include Dartmouth at Yale, Princeton at Brown and Harvard at Cornell. The Big Green carry a 3-0 record into New Haven, where it will meet a 2-1 Yale team looking to draw even with Dartmouth in the Ivy standings with a win. Princeton and Harvard will also be looking to keep pace with the pack of 2-1 teams, while Brown and Cornell try for their first League wins of the season. 

Yale senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) led the Bulldogs to a weekend split against a pair of ranked Big Ten opponents, including a 3-2 win at No. 14 Northwestern. Against the Wildcats, Carter scored the game-winning goal to secure Yale's first win over a top-15 team in head coach Pam Stuper's 14-plus seasons at Yale. Carter led a Yale defensive effort that limited the Wildcats' Chelsea Armstrong (21 goals and six assists in 15 games prior to Sunday) to just one goal.

Carter extended her streak of consecutive starts to 59 and set a career high in points with Sunday's goal. She now leads team in goals and points (8-3-19). It is the second time this season Carter has earned Player of the Week honors, having also done so on Sept. 13.

Carter's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, Team: 1-1

Brown freshman goalie Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, Mass.) helped the Bears to a 2-0 week with 13 saves in two games, posting six saves in Brown’s 3-2 win over Quinnipiac and then seven saves in a 3-1 victory at Fairfield. Against the Bobcats, two of her three second-half saves came in the final seven minutes with Quinnipiac pressing to tie the score. On Sunday against Fairfield, McSweeney stopped seven shots, including five in the second half, allowing the Bears to build a 2-0 lead en route to their first road win of the season.

For the week, McSweeney had an 1.50 goals against average and a .813 save percentage, while increasing her League-leading season save total to 106 for the year, a mark that is already 13th all-time at Brown. She becomes Brown’s first Ivy League Rookie of the Week since Nov. 11, 2008 when Leslie Springmeyer earned the honor.

McSweeney's Weekly Stats
2-2 GP-GS, 140:00 Mins., 3 GA, 1.50 GAA, 13 Saves, .813 Sv%, 2-0

Katie DeSandis, Columbia (Jr., B - Emmaus, Pa.)
1-1 GP-GS, 3 DSV

Allison Evans, Princeton (Fr., F - Macungie, Pa.)
2-2 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG

Ali Savage, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Orange, New South Wales, Australia)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 10 Shots, 5 SOG, 1 GWG

Torie Stearns, Brown (So., F - Rye, N.Y.)
2-1 GP-GS, 2G, 4 Pts., 4 Shots, 3 SOG, 1 GWG

Katherine Stone, Cornell (Fr., F - Hellertown, Pa.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG

Kieran Sweeney, Penn (Sr., GK -  Philadelphia, Pa.)
1-1 GP-GS, 70:00 Mins., 3 GA, 3.00 GAA, 16 Svs, 0-1

Cynthia Tassopoulos, Harvard (Jr., GK -  Dallas, Texas)
2-2 GP-GS, 140:00 Mins., 5 GA, 2.50 GAA, 26 Svs, 0-2

Brittany Thompson, Cornell (So., F - Bronx, N.Y.)
2-2 GP-GS, 1G, 2A, 4 Pts., 8 Shots, 4 SOG

Monday, October 10
Harvard at Northeastern, Noon
Providence at Dartmouth, 1 pm

Tuesday, October 11
Cornell at Bucknell, 3 pm

Wednesday, October 12
Penn at Lehigh, 7 pm

Friday, October 14
*Penn at Columbia, 6 pm

Saturday, October 15
*Dartmouth at Yale, Noon
*Princeton at Brown, Noon
*Harvard at Cornell, Noon

Sunday, October 16
Appalachain State at Penn, 11 am
Georgetown at Cornell, Noon
Virginia Commonwealth at Columbia, 1 pm
Fairfield at Yale, 2 pm
Princeton at Connecticut, 2 pm

* - Ivy League game

September 6 - Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
September 13 - Erin Carter (Yale)
September 20 - Kelly Hood (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Carly Dickson (Harvard)
October 4 - Lisa Masini (Dartmouth)
October 11 - Erin Carter (Yale)
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

September 6 - Sydney Jenkins (Harvard)
September 13 - Allison Evans (Princeton)
September 20 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
September 27 - Ali Savage (Dartmouth)
October 4 - Sydney Kirby (Princeton)
October 11 - Shannon McSweeney (Brown)
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

September 6 - E. Cain (Yale), K. Hood (Dartmouth), B. McGillivray (Harvard), C. O’Hara (Columbia), S. McSweeney (Brown).

September 13 - K. Hood (Dartmouth), C. Horner (Cornell), M. O'Donnell (Brown), K. Snyder (Penn), C. Tassopoulos (Harvard).

September 20 - A. Botte (Cornell), E. Borgo (Yale), K. Keating (Harvard), S. McSweeney (Brown), C. O'Hara (Columbia), K. Sweeney (Penn).  

September 27 - A. Burns (Brown), E. Carter (Yale), E. Corcoran (Penn), S. Kirby (Princeton), S. McSweeney (Brown), N. Painter (Harvard), P. Simmons (Columbia).

October 4 - H. Caniglia (Penn), G. McGillivray (Harvard), G. Holland (Yale), S. McSweeney, (Brown), C. O'Hara (Columbia), N. Painter (Harvard), Ali Savage (Dartmouth).

October 11 - K. DeSandis (Columbia), A. Evans (Princeton), A. Savage (Dartmouth), T. Stearns (Brown), K. Stone (Cornell), K. Sweeney (Penn), C. Tassopoulos (Harvard), B. Thompson (Cornell).

October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8



Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown November 2, 2010* Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia October 26, 2010 Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell September 6, 2011 Carolyn Horner
Dartmouth October 4, 2011 Lisa Masini
Harvard September 27, 2011 Carly Dickson
Penn September 18, 2007 Kara Bolger
Princeton November 9, 2010* Kathleen Sharkey
Yale October 11, 2011 Erin Carter
Rookie of the Week
Last Occurence Player
Brown October 11, 2011 Shannon McSweeney
Columbia October 27, 2009 Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell October 26, 2010 Hannah Balleza
Dartmouth September 27, 2011 Ali Savage
Harvard September 6, 2011 Sydney Jenkins
Penn November 2, 2010 Julie Tahan
Princeton October 4, 2011 Sydney Kirby
Yale November 9, 2010 Erica Borgo

*Shared honor