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NEW YORK – Led by a career day from Victoria Kalamaras, behind program single-game record of six assists and a score, the Columbia lacrosse team defeated Harvard 14-13 for the first time since 2009. Sparked by a sensational nine-goal first half and a seven Lions finding the back of the net, including hat tricks by Fallon Quinn and Lindsey Ewertsen, the offense kept the Lions in front and never trailed in the game.
The Crimson (3-5, 0-2 Ivy) did not go done easy and fought back, including 4-0 rally to close the game. The Lions defense remained poised led by goalkeeper Kelsey Gedin making 12 saves in goal and four caused turnovers by Ewertsen. Columbia controlled possession for much of the game with a game-high six draw controls from Devon Stuzin and five from both Regan Steed and Ewertsen to hold on for their first Ivy League victory of the season.
" I saw us fight harder than we have all season and really played well together all over the field. This team is resilient and I’m proud of the adjustments we made today. Kelsey had an incredible day in cage and made some crucial saves. " - Andrea Cofrin, Head Coach of Lacrosse
Kalamaras became just the second player in program history to tally six assists in a game, tying the record of Holly Glynn ‘09CC record set in 2006. She now has career program record of 98 assists and is two away from becoming the first Lion to reach 100 assists.
With a team-high four caused turnovers, Lindsey Ewertsen surpassed Amanda Goodhart ‘12CC (74) for fourth-most all-time on Columbia’s all-time list collecting her 78th of her career. She also surpassed Emma Mintz ‘09CC (111) for sixth on the all-time groundballs list collecting four today for a current tally of 114.
" It was a really exciting day for us! The energy on and off the field was something we haven’t seen yet this season and it was so exciting to see everyone on the field step up and be a threat. The openings were all over the field today because we worked hard together and for each other." - Lindsey Ewertsen, Jr. - Attacker
Today's match was dedicated to the One Love Foundation. Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.
Before the game, the Lions honored the parents of former Columbia lacrosse player Kathleen Roskot who fell victim to relationship violence in 2000.
“We are honored to have her parents, Julia and Frank Roskot in attendance today and thank them for the support they have continued to show to the program.” – Columbia Lacrosse
The Lions improve to 4-6, 1-2 Ivy League with the win and will return to action Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in their final non-conference game at Wagner.