NEW YORK - The Columbia women’s lacrosse team will jump back into Ivy League play on Saturday, April 12 as they hit the road to take on Yale. The Lions, 3-6 overall and 0-4 in conference play, will take on the Bulldogs, 7-5, 1-3, at 1 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
Follow the action via live stream provided by the Ivy League Digital Network.
LAST TIME OUT
Columbia played its first game in nine days on Wednesday, April 9 as they hosted a hungry UMBC team. It was a tale of runs at Robert K. Kraft field with each team having strong offensive pushes. Both teams saw scores from five different players, including a hat trick from Columbia first-year Taylor Quinn and career milestone moment from Paige Cuscovitch.
The Lions got off to a slow start in the first half, falling to an early five-goal deficit and trailed by as many as six points. Columbia put together a run of six unanswered goals behind a 10-2 draw control edge to hold the Retrievers scoreless for over nine minutes in the second-half. However, UMBC held on to hand the Lions a 10-8 loss.
THE 100 CLUB
Against UMBC on Wednesday, April 9, Cuscovitch scored her 100th career goal in the second half to become the sixth Columbia player to reach the prestigious milestone. She currently stands sixth all-time with a total of 101 goals. Cuscovitch scored three points against Cornell on Saturday, March 8, including a goal and a pair of assists, to join the programs prestigious 100 career points club. Cuscovitch became the 11th player to reach the 100-point mark and with a new career total of 116 through eight games, she ranks eighth all-time.
Through nine games, first-year Taylor Quinn has continued to be an instrumental force on the field for the Lions. With an average of 3.56 ground balls, Quinn stands atop the Ivy League. After a game-high four ground balls against UMBC, her tally jumped to a team-high 32 ground balls on the season.
INSIDE THE SERIES
|0-4, Ivy League||Conference||1-3, Ivy League|
|9.67||Goals Per Game||10.75|
|Paige Cuscovitch (25 pts.)||Leading Scorer(s)||Jen DeVito (46 pts.)|
|Colleen Packer (3-6) (49 saves)||Goalkeeper||Erin McMullan (7-5) (79 saves)|
The Bulldogs hold a 7-5 record on the season having dropped their last two outings. Yale began the season winning five-straight games, including their sole conference win of the season over Dartmouth. Jen DeVito, who is the Ivy League’s current assist leader with 30, is a major piece of the Yale offense. The Bulldogs have two 40 points scorers in Devito (46) and Nicole Daniggells with 45 points.