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NEW YORK– For the first time in program history, Columbia Lacrosse has clinched a berth in the Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament following a high scoring regular season home finale and Senior Day match against No. 18 Princeton (10-5, 6-1 Ivy League) Saturday at Rocco Commisso Soccer Stadium. Though the Lions fell 22-16 to No. 18 Princeton, Columbia clinched a tournament berth with Harvard's 14-13 win over Cornell.
Columbia (6-9, 3-4 Ivy League) will be the No. 4 seed and play at No. 1 seed Princeton on Friday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m. Complete details will be available early next week.
The Lions were led by a record-day from Lindsey Ewertsen who set a new Columbia single-game mark with 15 draw controls. She become the first player at Columbia to amass over 70 draw controls in a single-season. She surpassed the previous mark of 60 set by Caroline Joy in 2016 and now has 75 on the year. The junior also added two caused turnovers to notch her 90th of her career for a Columbia record and scored three goals to join a trio of Lions who tallied hat tricks on the day.
Victoria Kalamaras fired in four goals of her own for her and now has 24 for the season, along with four by Fallon Quinn, who now has 26 goals. Despite receiving points from seven different Columbia players, including Devon Stuzin (2), Orna Madigan (1), Alexandria Absey (1), Chelsea Witteck (1), and game-high 10 caused turnovers and 11
Before the match, Columbia honored its six-member senior class who was playing in its final home match. Those six players included Kathryn Cavallo, Kelsey Gedin, Sarah Goode, Cassie Hertzig, Nicole Kalamaras and Victoria Kalamaras.
" I think we fought extremely hard up and down the field and battled one of the best teams in the country today. Lindsey, Devon, and Fallon were sensational on the draw today allowing for Lindsey to grab 15 draws today! Making the tournament is what I dreamed about when taking this job in 2015. I am so proud of the work we've put in this season and over the years to put us in this position of making the Ivy tournament. " - Andrea Cofrin, Head Coach