NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Columbia women's lacrosse team hosts their third consecutive non-conference game on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. as they face Lafayette at Robert K. Kraft Field in Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. Follow the game with live stats by clicking the link above.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Lions lead the all-time series, 8-3. Columbia has won eight of the last nine meetings including a 13-11 victory in last year's matchup. Eight different Lions scored for Columbia, while Karlee Blank made 14 saves in goal. Junior Kacie Johnson led the Lions with four goals and two assists for six points.
LAST TIME OUT
UConn's Lauren Kahn scored the game-winning overtime goal to hand Columbia a tough 14-13 home loss on Saturday, April 7. Johnson scored five goals and added three assists for a game-high eight points to pace Columbia.
Despite the loss, the Lions had a season-high six different players score and first-year goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar netted a career high 13 saves in goal. Johnson's three assists tied her season career-high mark of 22 set last season. The Lions stand at 1-9, 0-5 in the Ivy League.
IVY LEAGUE & NATIONAL STATISTICS
Columbia continues to rise among the nation's best in groundballs per game at #14. The team has 178 groundballs in ten games averaging 17.80 per game to lead the Ivy League. Senior Amanda Goodhart, who ranks 13th in the country in caused turnover, has a league leading 19 caused turnovers for a game average of 1.90.
Dabbar posted a career high 13 saves in the last outing, improving to a #24 national ranking in saves per game. She has tallied 85 total saves to average 8.5 per game. For the second time this season, Dabbar earned a spot on the Ivy League weekly performance honor roll.
Johnson leads the offensive charge for the Lions currently leading the league with 53 total points in ten games. She ranks fifth nationally with an average 5.30 per game and ranks at #19 in assists per game at 2.20, with a total of 22 on the season.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
With 161 career points, Johnson stands third all-time surpassing Brittany Shannon's mark of 153 set in 2010. The junior moved to fifth all-time in goals scored with 99 and remains one goal from becoming only the fifth player to score 100 career goals. The team assists leader has 62 career assists and stands second all-time, moving past Columbia standout Holly Glynn's '09CC mark of 52.
Goodhart has proven to be a staple on the defensive end causing a career total of 67 turnovers. She currently places third all-time, surpassing the 59 caused turnovers by Whitney Crisman '02CC and Kristin Connors '03CC. She stands three caused turnovers from the second place record of 69.
On Saturday, February 25, senior Taylor Gattinella became Columbia's all-time leader in draw controls breaking the mark of 112 set by Carrie Anderer in 2006. She continues to add to her total this season tallying 145 career draw controls through nine games. Gattinella ranks third all-time in career groundballs with113, just two from surpassing Antoinette Allen '00CC who has the second place mark of 114.
SCOUTING THE LEOPARDS
The 9-5 Leopards enter Wednesday's game coming off their third consecutive win. Lafayette defeated American 13-12 in the team's last outing in the nation's capital. Addie Godfrey, who has tallied 49 goals on the season, leads the Leopard offense. Her game average of 3.5 goals per game ranks in the top 10 nationally at #8. Lafayette's Ana White leads the nation in draw controls with 90 on the season, averaging 6.43 per game.