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Lacrosse Faces Off with New Hampshire In Home Game

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Columbia women's lacrosse team hosts New Hampshire for the first time in program history on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 pm on Robert K. Kraft Field. Follow the game with live stats by clicking the link above.

LAST TIME OUT

Seven different players scored for Yale as Columbia fell 13-9 to the Bulldogs on Saturday, April 14. Junior Kacie Johnson paced the Lions with a team-high six points, including four goals and two assists. Sophomore Paige Cuscovitch joined with a hat trick, and senior Taylor Gattinella and first-year Katie Angulo each added a score. First-year goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar posted 10 saves in the net with nine coming in the second half. The Lions stand at 2-10, 0-6 in the Ivy League.

IVY LEAGUE STATISTICS

Columbia stands among the nation's best in groundballs per game climbing to #9 overall. The team has 223 groundballs in 12 games averaging 18.58 per game to lead the Ivy League. Senior Amanda Goodhart, who ranks eighth in the country in caused turnovers, has a league leading 24 caused turnovers for a game average of 2.00.

Dabbar has posted double-digit saves in her last four games improving to a #19 national ranking in saves per game. She stands atop the league with 105 total saves to average 8.75 per game. Dabbar improves to a .386 save percentage and has held opponents to a .393 shooting percentage on free position shots this year.

Johnson remains the league leader with 68 total points through 12 games.  She ranks fourth nationally with an average 5.67 per game and ranks ninth in assists per game at 2.42, with a league leading total 29 on the season.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS

With 177 career points, Johnson surpassed Marisa Marcellino's mark of 164 set in 2008, to become second all-time. The junior moved to third all-time in goals scored with 107 and becomes only the fifth player to reach the 100 goal mark. The team assists leader has 69 career assists and stands second all-time, moving past Columbia standout Holly Glynn's '09CC mark of 52.

Johnson tallied eight goals and seven assists in the last two games for the Lions and was named Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, April 16. The award is the second of the year for Johnson, as she was named Offensive Player of the Week on March 5, and the third of her career.

She tallied four goals and five assists for a season-high nine points in Columbia's 19-11 win over Lafayette on Wednesday, April 11. The junior midfielder set a program single-season record in points in the victory, with 62, surpassing the mark of 59 she set in 2011. She also set a single-season mark in assists, with 27.

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 152 career draw controls this season.

After grabbing three draw controls in the game against Yale, Gattinella set a Columbia season record for draw controls with 40 on the year. She surpassed the mark of 39 set by Carrie Anderer ('06CC) in 2004.

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.

Goodhart has caused a career total 72 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.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS

New Hampshire is 3-9, having lost four straight games including three on the road. The Wildcats were handed a 9-8 home loss in the team's latest outing by America East Conference foe Albany.  Kate Keagins and Laura Puccia both lead the team with 22 goals and five assists for 27 points.

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