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PRINCETON, N.J. - Columbia lacrosse capped a historic 2018 season at the Ivy League Tournament on Friday. The Lions took on top-seed and host Princeton (11-5, 6-1 Ivy) in a rematch of the teams’ regular-season finales last weekend. The Tigers opened the night with a 10-1 advantage at the break and held off six goals by Columbia in the second half to hand the Lions a 17-7 defeat.
Orna Madigan was fearless on the pitch for the Lions with two goals and a team-high five draw controls. Four Lions found the back of the net, including two from both Victoria Kalamaras and Lindsey Ewertsen, as well as a score from Chelsea Witteck.
Victoria Kalamaras capped a phenomenal career as Columbia's greatest passer of all time by putting an exclamation on two program records in her final game. With a helper, Kalamaras sets the new career mark with 106 assists. She also owns two of the top single-season marks in assists with 42 last season and 32 assists this year. The All-Ivy attacker is the first Lion to have 20-plus assists and 20-plus goals in three-consecutive seasons, finishing the year with 32 assists and 26 goals. As one of the most prolific offensive threats in Columbia history, Kalamaras also ranks second in points on the all-time list with188 points, surpassing the mark of 186 held by Holly Glynn '09CC.
With three draw controls, Lindsey Ewertsen set the new program single-season record of 78. She surpassed the previous record of 60 set by Caroline Joy in 2015. The Ivy League Midfielder of the Year tied the single-season record of 32 caused turnovers with one on Friday, pushing the Columbia all-time career record to 91.
After four years in goal, Kelsey Gedin finished her tying the record for most career saves in program history with 532. She had ten saves on the night to reach Marcela Calidionio's '06CC mark of 532.
The Lions finish the 2018 campaign 6-10 overall after going 3-4 in conference play. They set four new program records and made their first-ever appearance in the Ivy League Tournament.