NEW YORK - The Columbia lacrosse team travels to Harvard on Saturday, April 23 for an Ivy League matchup. The Lions have won three-straight while the Crimson has won their last four.
LAST TIME OUT
Eight different Lions scored in Columbia's 16-7 win over Bucknell on Wednesday, April 20. Olivia Mann had a game-high five goals while Gabrielle Geronimos finished with six points on four goals and two assists. Taylor Gattinella dominated the circle with five draw controls, and Karlee Blank had eight saves as Columbia won its third straight game to improve to 4-8 overall.
The Lions built a 10-1 lead in the first half and never looked back. At one point the Lions scored 10 unanswered goals and held the Bison scoreless for 32 minutes.
SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
Harvard is 8-4 this season and 4-1 in the Ivy League. The Crimson are coming off a 9-8 upset of No. 12 Princeton last week, and most recently defeated Boston University 16-6.
Four players have atleast 20 points, led by Jenn Vandermeulen who has 37 goals and five assists for 42 goals. Danielle Tetreault ranks second with 37 points while Melanie Baskind and Jess Halpern have 26 and 23 points, respectively. Ellen Gleason has a team-high 13 caused turnovers, and Kerry Clark has played every minute in goal for the Crimson and sports a 9.92 goals against average.
TALK ABOUT A STREAK
Kacie Johnson has registered at least a point in 21 straight games, dating back to March 17, 2010, and has registered a point in all but one game in her career. Last season Johnson set the program record for points by a first-year with 49, and has led the Lions' offense this season with 30 goals, 17 assists and 47 points.
READY, SET, DRAW!
Taylor Gattinella's five draws against Bucknell brought her career total to 103, one shy of ranking second all-time. The junior co-captain finished her first two seasons with 37 draws each, and has a team-high 29 so far this year. Carrie Anderer '06CC currently holds the career record for draws with 112.
Columbia will travel to Princeton on Wednesday, April 27 for a 7 p.m. game under the lights. This is a makeup game after the game got called on March 23 due to unplayable weather conditions. The Lions will close out the season at Binghamton on Saturday, April 30.