• The Lions (6-5, 2-1) split a pair of matches last week, falling 3-0 at No. 14 Princeton Friday before a 5-1 bounce-back win at home against Holy Cross Sunday.
• Jennifer Trieschman netted a hat trick in the Lions’ win over the Crusaders. She came into the game with one goal on the year.
• Last season broke a four-year streak of Penn and Columbia battling into overtime with the Quakers coming away with a 4-1 triumph in Philadelphia. Maeve Doherty opened the scoring in the eighth minute, but Penn scored four unanswered.
• Delaware topped the Lions, 8-2, in Newark last September. Doherty converted on a penalty corner to make it 3-1 at halftime, but the Blue Hens netted five goals after intermission to pull away for good.
• The Lions lead the Ivy League and rank No. 8 in the NCAA, averaging 8.18 penalty corners per game. Columbia is also averaging 2.91 assists per game, which is eighth nationally and second in the Ancient Eight.
• Junior Katie Dempsey was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 2 after making 14 saves against the Big Red on Sept. 30. She has started all 11 games in goal and boasts a 2.67 GAA with a .700 save percentage and one shutout. She is stopping 6.4 shots per contest.
• Senior Maeve Doherty has been on a tear, recording all 24 of her points (9 G, 6 A) in the last nine contests. Named Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 18, Doherty has six goals in her last five games.
- Doherty is the Ivy League leader in points and has the third highest goal and assist totals in the conference. She ranks No. 15 in the NCAA in points per game (2.18).
- Doherty has six defensive saves on the season, which is tied for second in the nation.
- Doherty is one assist shy of tying Dana Zullo ’03CC and Christine Buszczak ’10CC for second on the Columbia all-time list.
• Senior Michelle Thompson’s eight assists lead the Ancient Eight and puts her No. 16 in the NCAA.
• Sophomore Lindsay Ladas is one helper behind Thompson for second place on the Ivy League assist list with seven helpers.
• Columbia named senior midfielder and two-time All-Ivy League selection, Maeve Doherty, junior goalkeeper Katie Dempsey and sophomore back Kelly McCarthy team captains at the conclusion of last spring’s practices.
• Head coach Caroline Nelson-Nichols enters her third year at the helm of Columbia. The two-time U.S. Olympian holds a career record of 23-22 overall and 7-10 in Ivy League play.
• The Quakers come in winners of five of their last seven after beginning the year 0-3. However, four of Penn’s losses have come against ranked foes.
• Penn is averaging 1.7 goals per game and allowing just 1.9 per contest.
• Alexa Hoover is the squad’s top offensive threat with seven goals and three assists.
• Liz Mata has started eight of Penn’s 10 games in net and is 4-4 with a 1.67 GAA, .717 save percentage and two shutouts.
• The defending NCAA Champion Blue Hens are riding a three-game winning streak heading into their Saturday game at No. 21 Saint Joseph’s. Two of Delaware’s three losses have come to top-10 opponents.
• The Blue Hens are scoring 4.1 goals per game and allowing just 1.3 on the defensive side.
• Greta Nauk has 11 goals to lead the club, while Taylor Lister has dished out 14 assists.
• In goal, Emmeline Oltmans has started 11 of 12 gmaes and is 8-3 with a 1.98 GAA, .680 save percentage and one solo shutout.