Lacrosse Closes Out Ivy League Slate at #15 Princeton
NEW YORK - The Columbia lacrosse team will travel to Princeton, N.J. on Wednesday, April 27 for a 7p.m. game under the lights against the Tigers. The game, previously set for March 23, was rescheduled after the game was called after 40 minutes due to weather conditions. The contest marks the final Ivy League contest of the season for both teams.
LAST TIME OUT
Despite leading by three with 23 minutes to play, a nine-goal second half run by the Crimson propelled Harvard to a 15-9 win over Columbia on Saturday, April 23.
Kacie Johnson had a team-high four goals and an assist, while Paige Cuscovitch and Gabrielle Geronimos each added a pair of goals. Karlee Blank had 10 saves in goal, marking the sixth time this season she has recorded double-digit saves.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Princeton is 7-6 overall this season, and 4-2 in Ivy League action. Last week the No. 15 Tigers ended Penn's 34-game league win streak that dated back to 2006, but are coming off a tough 15-10 setback to No. 14 Dartmouth this past weekend.
Lizzy Drumm paces Princeton with 33 points on 31 goals and two assists. Just behind her is Jaci Gassaway who has a well-balanced 21 goals and 10 assists for 31 points. Lindsey deButts has a team-high 19 caused turnovers and 32 groundballs. Erin Tochihara has played all 786 minutes in goal and sports a 10.08 goals against average in addition to ranking second on the team with 24 groundballs.
READY, SET, DRAW!
Taylor Gattinella moved into second all-time in career draws after winning three against the Crimson last Saturday. The junior co-captain leads the team with 32 draws this year and finished her first two seasons with 37 draws each. Carrie Anderer '06CC currently holds the career record for draws with 112.
WHERE WE RANK
Johnson ranks first in the conference in both points (52) and assists (18) and ranks fourth in goals (34). Gattinella's 32 draws ranks second in the League as does Blank's .503 saves percentage, while Blank's 144 saves tops the League. As a team, the Lions rank third in the conference in draws per game.
Columbia will close out the 2011 season on Saturday, April 30 when it faces Binghamton at 1 p.m.