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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Lacrosse vs. Yale To Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/09/2013
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NEW YORK – On Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m., the Columbia women's lacrosse team will host Yale as the main contest of the LAX Loves Long Island event at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y. Saturday's game will highlight the LAX Loves LI fundraiser initiative in hopes to raise $75,000 to benefit Oceanside Community Service and Island Harvest.

Tickets will be available on-site on Saturday. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Oceanside Community Service, which serves the towns in southern Nassau County, has raised and distributed more than $100,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy to date.

“Our mission at Oceanside Community Service has always been to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. We won’t stop until everyone is back in their homes,” said Robert M. Transom, head of Oceanside Community Service and also a trustee on the Oceanside Schools Board Of Education.

Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. By relying on volunteers, in-kind services, and donated food, they devote more than 95 cents of every dollar contributed directly to their programs.

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NATIONAL & IVY LEAGUE STATISTICS

Kacie Johnson currently ranks as one of the Ivy League’s top offensive players, leading the conference in both total goals (38) and points (48). With an average of 3.45 goals per game to lead the conference, the senior ranks sixth nationally in the category.

For the third straight week, Paige Cuscovitch continues to lead the Ivy League in ground balls with 33 on the season, which ranks eighth best in the nation. In just 11 games, the junior has caused a season-best 32 turnovers. She has stepped up tremendously for the Lions’ defense, more than doubling her season totals over the previous two seasons in that category.

As a team, the Lions lead the conference in ground balls with 230 this season. The team’s average of 20.91 ground balls per game stands third best in the country. With 116 caused turnovers, Columbia also leads the Ivy League in that defensive category which ranks sixth in the national statistics.

WRITING THE RECORD BOOKS

With her second score of the game against Dartmouth on March 23, Johnson tallied her 135th career goal. The Wilton, Conn. native is now Columbia’s all-time career goals leader with 147 goals, breaking the previous record of 134 held by Holly Glynn (‘09CC).

The senior has 229 career points to date, becoming the first Columbia player to reach the 200-point mark. With seven points on Saturday, Feb. 23 in a win over Mount St. Mary's, Johnson surpassed Holly Glynn's ('09CC) mark of 186 points to become the all-time points leader in program history.

LAST TIME OUT

Johnson posted a season high seven points, including five goals and two assists, despite a 13-8 loss to Penn at Robert K. Kraft Field on Saturday, April 6. First-year goalkeeper Colleen Packer put on an impressive first half display in the net with a season-high 10 saves. Penn used six different scorers to overcome the Lions defense as Columbia dropped to 2-9 on the season and 0-5 in the Ivy League.

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