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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Princeton On Tap For Wednesday Lacrosse Game

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/25/2013
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NEW YORK – With Ivy League play in full swing, the Columbia women's lacrosse team will hit the road to face Princeton on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Follow the action with live video and live stats by clicking the links above. Verizon Fios will be airing on a tape-delay basis in LI and NJ and available on-demand as well as on GoPrincetonTigers.com

LAST TIME OUT

Columbia went toe-to-toe with one of the top lacrosse programs in the country in No. 13 Dartmouth at Robert K. Kraft Field on Saturday, March 23. The Lions spurred a second half comeback from a four-goal deficit that fell just short in the closing minute for an 8-7 loss.

Despite the one-point loss, Kacie Johnson led Columbia with four points, including three goals and an assist.

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WRITING THE RECORD BOOKS

With her second score of the game against Dartmouth on March 23, Johnson tallied her 135th career goal. The Wilton, Conn. native is now Columbia’s all-time career goals leader with 136 goals, breaking the previous record of 134 held by Holly Glynn (‘09CC). 

The senior has 213 career points to date, becoming the first Columbia player to reach the 200-point mark. With seven points on Saturday, Feb. 23 in a win over Mount St. Mary's, Johnson surpassed Holly Glynn's ('09CC) mark of 186 points to become the all-time points leader in program history.

IVY LEAGUE STATISTICS

Johnson currently stands second in the Ivy League in goals per game with an average of 3.38 for a total of 27 goals this season. She also ranks among the conference leaders in total points with 32 for an average of 4.0 per game.

Paige Cuscovitch continues to lead the Ivy League in ground balls with 28 on the season. In just eight games, the junior has caused a season best 24 turnovers. She has stepped up tremendously for the Lions’ defense, doubling her season totals of the previous two seasons in that category.

As a team, the Lions lead the conference in ground balls with 178 through eight games. With 91 caused turnovers, Columbia also stands a top the Ivy League with the high mark.

INSIDE THE SERIES

Columbia posts a 1-7 overall record on the season and sits at 0-3 in the Ivy League heading into Wednesday’s matchup. The Lions are winless in the all-time series against the Tigers, including an 18-6 loss in the last season’s game at Robert K. Kraft Field.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS

Princeton is 1-0 in the Ivy League with its sole win coming over Brown earlier this month. The Tigers have an overall season record of 4-3, including a win over No. 12 Johns Hopkins in their latest outing. Erin Munn leads the offense with 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points this season.

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