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Field Hockey Weekly Release - Week 6

Ivy League Overall/Conference Stats (pdf)

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Three weeks into the conference slate of the 2012 Ivy League field hockey season, Princeton shows no sign of taking its foot off the gas pedal. The Tigers are alone at the top with a 3-0 record, having outscored their Ivy opponents 20-1. Columbia, Cornell and Dartmouth each hold 2-1 records, while Harvard, Penn and Yale are 1-2.

Both of the Tigers' Ivy wins have come against two of the teams tied for second-place, Dartmouth and Columbia. Last week, Princeton defeated the Lions, 8-0, after handing the Big Green a 4-1 loss the previous week. Cornell won’t play Princeton until Oct. 27.

Outside of Princeton's win over Columbia, the other three League contests last week came down to the wire. Harvard senior Emma Keller scored in the 66th minute and the Crimson defense held the Bears without a shot on goal for the final 4:43 to win, 1-0. Yale and Cornell needed extra time not only to decide their contest but also for someone to get on the scoreboard, as Big Red senior Kat DiPastina scored the game’s only goal in the 76th minute to give her team the victory. Dartmouth used a goal in each half to defeat Penn, 2-0.

The Ivy League went 3-3 in non-conference action last week, as Harvard, Brown and Cornell all picked up victories, over Bryant, Fairfield and Siena, respectively. Yale battled No. 1 Syracuse tough but came out on the short end, losing 5-0.

Ivy teams take a break from conference action during Week 6, but they won't be able to relax, as a number of tough non-conference opponents loom on the schedule. On Tuesday, No. 4 Princeton will host No. 5 Maryland. On Wednesday, Penn will face No. 13 Lafayette and Harvard will host No. 8 Northeastern. Yale will travel to play No. 5 Virginia on Saturday, while Sunday features Dartmouth against No. 2 North Carolina and Columbia at No. 22 Albany.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell junior goalkeeper Carolyn Horner (Allentown, N.J.), who entered the weekend leading the nation in saves per game, earned her second and third shutouts of the season, as the Big Red posted a pair of 1-0 wins over Yale and Siena. Horner recorded eight saves against the Bulldogs, including three sprawling saves during overtime, and two against Siena.

Horner's second career Player of the Week honor is the first for a Big Red since she received the award on Sept. 6, 2011.

Horner's Weekly Stats
2 GP-2 GS, 145:33 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 10 Svs., 1.000 Sv. %, 2-0, 2 SO

CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman midfielder Alexis Miller (North Caldwell, N.J.) and Harvard freshman defender Elizabeth Jacobson (Branchburg, N.J.) share the award to make it a Jersey tri-fecta, as all three of the weekly award winners this week hail from New Jersey.

Miller posted a goal and an assist in three games for the Bears, who went 1-2 in those contests. All three of her points came in Brown’s 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac, when she assisted on her team’s first goal and scored the second herself.

She is the first Bear to earn an Ivy League weekly award this season and the first Brown Rookie of the Week since Meghan O’Donnell earned the honor on Nov. 1, 2011.

Miller’s Weekly Stats
3 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 10 Shots, 4 SOG

Jacobson also finished with a goal and an assist in three games for her team, but she spread her points out over two games. She tallied an assist in Harvard’s 4-1 win over Bryant and then scored her first career goal in the Crimson’s 3-1 loss to Quinnipiac.

She also is the first player from her school to receive a weekly award this season and she is the first Harvard Rookie of the Week since Noel Painter on Oct. 25, 2011.

Jacobson's Weekly Stats
3 GP, 1G, 1A, 3 Pts., 9 Shots, 5 SOG

HONOR ROLL
Allison Evans, Princeton (So., F – Macungle, Pa.)
1 GP, 2G, 1A, 5 Pts., 2 Shots, 2 SOG

Ellen Meyer, Dartmouth (So., GK – Prospect, Ky.)
1 GP-1 GS, 70:00 Mins., 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 4 Svs., 1-0, 1 SO

Meghan O’Donnell, Brown (So., F – Winchester, Mass.)
3 GP, 3G, 6 Pts., 8 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GW

Carly Sokach, Penn (So., GK – West Pittston, Pa.)
1 GP-1 GS, 70:00 Mins., 2 GA, 2.00 GAA, 8 Svs., .800 Sv. %, 0-1

Cynthia Tassopoulos, Harvard (Sr., GK – Dallas)
3 GP-3 GS, 210:00 Mins., 4 GA, 1.33 GAA, 22 Svs., .846 Sv. %, 2-1, 1 SO

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 2
No. 5 Maryland at No. 4 Princeton, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 3
Dartmouth at Providence, 4 pm
Cornell at Colgate, 7 pm
Rider at Columbia, 7 pm
Penn at No. 13 Lafayette, 7 pm
No. 8 Northeastern at Harvard, 7 pm

Saturday, October 6
Yale at No. 5 Virginia, 12 pm

Sunday, October 7
1-No. 2 North Carolina at Dartmouth, 12 pm
Radford at Penn, 1 pm
Columbia at No. 22 Albany, 1 pm
American at No. 4 Princeton, 1 pm
Bucknell at Harvard, 2 pm
2-Cornell at Georgetown, 4 pm

KEY
1-at Newton, Mass.
2-at University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 11 – Gabby Kozlowski (Columbia)/Katie Reinprecht (Princeton)
September 18 – Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton)
September 25 – Maggie Scanlon (Dartmouth)/Sarah Hasson (Penn)
October 2 – Carolyn Horner (Cornell)
October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 4 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
September 11 – Anna Scipioni (Columbia)
September 18 – Teresa Benvenuti (Princeton)
September 25 – Elizabeth Hitti (Penn)
October 2 – Alexis Miller (Brown)/Elizabeth Jacobson (Harvard)
October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

HONOR ROLL
September 4 – Liza Masini (Dartmouth), Shannon McSweeney (Brown), Christie O’Hara (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Julie Tahan (Penn), Cynthia Tassapoulos (Harvard)

September 11 – Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Amelia Cohen (Penn), Clayton Christus (Brown), Elizabeth Hitti (Penn), Hannah Rogers (Brown)

September 18 – Molly Andrews (Columbia), Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Mary Beth Barham (Yale), Christina Freibott (Columbia), Shannon McSweeney (Brown)

September 25 – Hannah Balleza (Cornell), Erica Borgo (Yale), Maddie Copeland (Princeton), Liz Malone (Columbia), Hannah Rogers (Brown), Kathleen Sharkey (Princeton), Brooke Van Valkenburg (Dartmouth)

October 2 – Allison Evans (Princeton), Ellen Meyer (Dartmouth), Meghan O’Donnell (Brown), Carly Sokach (Penn), Cynthia Tassopoulos (Harvard)

October 9
October 16 –
October 23 –
October 30 –
November 6 –

WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY

Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown November 2, 2010* Leslie Springmeyer
Columbia September 11, 2012* Gabby Kozlowski
Cornell October 2, 2012 Carolyn Horner
Dartmouth September 25, 2012* Maggie Scanlon
Harvard September 27, 2011 Carly Dickson
Penn September 25, 2012* Sarah Hasson
Princeton September 18, 2012 Kathleen Sharkey
Yale November 1, 2011 Erin Carter
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurence Player
Brown October 2, 2012*
Alexis Miller
Columbia September 12, 2012 Anna Scipioni
Cornell October 26, 2010 Hannah Balleza
Dartmouth September 27, 2011 Ali Savage
Harvard October 2, 2012* Elizabeth Jacobson
Penn September 25, 2012 Elizabeth Hitti
Princeton September 18, 2012 Teresa Benvenuti
Yale November 9, 2010 Erica Borgo

*Shared honor