sunday, november 5  | 11 a.m. | NEW YORK, N.Y.
harvard (12-4, 5-1)
COLUMBIA (9-7, 4-2)

• Prior to the start of the contest on Sunday, Columbia Athletics will hold a Senior Day ceremony for Lauren Crane, Maeve Doherty, Whitney Hartstone, Rebecca Pope and Michelle Thompson.
• The Lions are coming off a thrilling 5-4 overtime win over Yale last Saturday. Columbia trailed by two goals in the second half, but rallied to take the lead before the Bulldogs knotted things up late.
• Hartstone picked up the game-winner after time expired in overtime due to the Lions drawing a penalty corner as time wound down. Danielle Buttinger had a goal and two assists, Maeve Doherty scored and assisted on another and Crane and Katherine Cavanaugh each had a goal.
• With the win over the Bulldogs, the Lions clinched its sixth winning season in the last eight years and fourth Ivy League record above-.500 in the same span. Five of Columbia’s losses have come against teams currently ranked in the NFHCA Top-25 poll.
• Harvard topped the Lions 5-1 last season in Cambridge and have won four-straight in the series.
• Columbia’s shutout win over Lehigh on Oct. 22 was its third of the season and the most for the program since the 2008 campaign when it kept five clean-sheets.
• Pope scored her first goal of the season and first since her rookie campaign in 2014 with her tally against No. 8 Delaware on Oct. 15.
• Jennifer Trieschman netted a hat trick in the Lions’ win over Holy Cross on Oct. 8 and now has six goals on the year, good for second on the squad.
• The Lions lead the Ivy League and rank No. 9 in the NCAA, averaging 7.88 penalty corners per game. Columbia is also averaging 2.56 assists per game, which is 11th nationally and second in the Ancient Eight.
• 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 16 games in goal and boasts a 2.70 GAA with a .690 save percentage and three shutouts. She is stopping 6.25 shots per contest, which is 18th in the NCAA. Dempsey’s three clean sheets put her tied for fifth on the Lions’ career list and her nine wins are the third most for a Lions’ goalie in a single-season.
• Doherty leads the squad with 32 points (11 G, 10 A). She was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 18 and an Ivy League Player of the Year candidate.
   - Doherty is second in the Ivy League in points and is third in goals and assists. Her 0.63 assists per game ranks No. 19 in the NCAA and her 2.00 points per game is 22nd in the nation.
   - Doherty has eight defensive saves on the season, which is tied for second in the nation.
   - With two assists at Dartmouth, Doherty took over sole possession of second on the Columbia all-time list. Her assist total is also tied for the third most in a single-season.
• 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 26-24 overall and 9-11 in Ivy League play.

• The Crimson are coming off two consecutive wins, topping No. 21 Boston University 2-1 on Oct. 24 and a 6-2 romp of Dartmouth last Saturday.
• Harvard is one game behind Princeton in the Ivy League standints and can repeat as Ancient Eight Champions with a win Sunday coupled with a Tigers loss. However, Princeton has secured the league’s NCAA Tournament bid due to a head-to-head victory over the Crimson on Oct. 21
• Harvard is averaging 3.81 goals per game and allowing just 1.38 per contest and lead the Ivy League in both categories.
• Bente van Vlijmen, Hannah Wellington and Kathleen Young are tied for the team lead with 10 goals. Ellie Cookson has dished out 10 assists.
• In goal, Libby Manela has a 1.14 GAA, which is tops in the Ancient Eight. She is 4-4 with a .744 save percentage and two shutouts.