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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Lacrosse Looks For League Win At Yale

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/13/2012
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Columbia women's lacrosse team will look to win their second consecutive game on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. as they travel to New Haven, Conn. to face conference opponent Yale. Follow the game with video and live stats by clicking the links above.

INSIDE THE SERIES

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 14-1, dating back to 1997. In the teams' matchup last season, Columbia used an eight-goal second half to power past Yale for its first Ivy League home win in program history. Sophomore Paige Cuscovitch had a game-high four goals while junior Kacie Johnson finished with five points, including two goals and three assist.

LAST TIME OUT

Johnson tallied four goals and five assists for a season-high nine points as the Lions defeated Lafayette 19-11 on Wednesday, April 11 at Robert K. Kraft Field. Seven different players scored for the Lions as they captured their second home victory of the season.

Johnson's nine points gave her a Columbia season record 62 total points, breaking her mark of 59 set last season. With five assists in the game, she surpassed Marisa Marcellino's (08CC) record of 25 for most assist in a season with a total of 27 assists. Senior Taylor Gattinella and Cuscovitch both scored four goals. First-year Sarah Greenberg netted her first career hat trick and senior Jenny Schiff added three points, including two goals and one assist. First-years Courtney Cliffe and Emma Tuzinkiewicz each scored a goal aiding the balanced Columbia attack. The Lions improved to 2-9, 0-5 in the Ivy League.

IVY LEAGUE STATISTICS

Columbia currently leads the Ivy League in groundballs with 208 on the year. Senior Amanda Goodhart, who ranks 13th in the country in caused turnover, has a league leading 22 caused turnovers for a game average of 2.00.

First-year goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar continues to make her presence felt amongst the league's best. She has tallied a league leading 95 total saves for an average of 8.64 per game. Dabbar improves to a .382 save percentage and has held opponents to a .389 shooting percentage on free position shots this year.

Johnson remains atop the Ivy League with 62 total points in 11 games.  Behind league leading numbers in assists with 27 and goals with 35, Johnson continues to have a stellar year.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS

With 169 career points, Johnson surpassed Marisa Marcellino's mark of 164 set in 2008, to become second all-time in Columbia history. The junior moved to third all-time in goals scored with 102 and becomes only the fifth player to reach the 100 goal mark. The team assists leader has 67 career assists and stands second all-time, moving past Columbia standout Holly Glynn's '09CC mark of 52.

Goodhart has caused a career total 70 turnovers. She currently places second all-time, surpassing the 69 caused turnovers by Brynn Wumbrand '01CC. She is only the second player in Columbia history to reach the 70 mark along with Kate Lombard '07CC. Lombard owns the all-time record with 80.

On Saturday, February 25, Gattinella became Columbia's all-time leader in draw controls breaking the mark of 112 set by Carrie Anderer in 2006. A month later, Gattinella set the Ivy League all-time record for draw controls at Dartmouth on Saturday, March 24. She surpassed the century old mark of 141 set by Cornell's Jaimee Reynolds (1999-02) and continues to add to her total this season tallying a league record 149 career draw controls this season.

Gattinella also ranks second all-time for Columbia in career groundballs with 116. With three groundballs against Lafayette she surpassed Antoinette Allen '00CC at 114.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS

Yale is 3-8, 0-4 Ivy League having lost three of their last four games. The Bulldogs were handed its third consecutive lost in the team's last game on the road at Stony Brook, 12-8. Senior attacker Caroline Crow leads the team in goals, assists and points this season with 19goals, nine assist, for 29 points.

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