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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Behind a phenomenal record-setting day, the Columbia lacrosse team captured its second-consecutive Ivy League win at Yale on Saturday, April 7 with a 12-10 wire-to-wire finish. The Lions held off the Bulldogs on the road to improve to 2-2 in conference play and move into fourth place in the Ivy League standings.
Leading a record day for the Lions was junior Lindsey Ewertsen, who in just three seasons, set a new Columbia career record in caused turnovers with six on Saturday for a current total of 86. The New Jersey native surpassed the previous record of 80 held by both Paige Cuscovitch ‘14CC and Kate Lombard ‘07CC. Ewertsen also tied her 2017 total of 33 in a single season for second most in program history, trailing only Paige Cuscovitch ‘14CC who holds the record with 38.
In the 29th minute, Victoria Kalamaras found Columbia leading goal scorer Alexandria Absey for the goal to become the first player in program history to tally her 100th career assist as the senior continues to push the program career record.
The Lions' defense was sensational in the opening period, tying a season-high 11 caused turnovers and holding the Bulldogs to just two scores for an 8-2 lead at the break. Ewertsen led the charge with a game-high six in the first half, along with three of four by Kathryn Cavallo. The Lions finished the afternoon with a season-high 14 caused turnovers.
Sparking the Lions' offense was Fallon Quinn who posted her fifth hat trick with three goals to lead the Lions scoring. Seven players found the back of the net, including Alexandria Absey (2), Orna Madigan(2), Ewertsen (2), Regan Steed (1), Chelsea Witteck (1) and Kalamaras (1).
With a second yellow card (20:37),
Kelsey Gedin collected eight saves to move her career total to 488, the second most saves in Columbia history.
With the victory, head coach Andrea Cofrin becomes the first coach in program history with consecutive multiple Ivy League win seasons.
"We played together today as a defensive unit which helped us gain confidence on our offensive end," Coffin said. "We played great team defense, allowing Kelsey to make great saves and found some great openings on the offensive end. The energy we played with today was the best all season and I’m proud of the hard-fought battle we won today."
Up next, Columbia (5-7, 2-2 Ivy) travels to No. 6 Penn for its final road game of the season on Saturday, April 14 at Noon.