A Trip To Dartmouth Up Next For Lacrosse
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK  - On Saturday, March 22, the Columbia women’s lacrosse team will wrap-up four-game road swing with noon game at Dartmouth. The Lions will face the Big Green for their third game of the week as they get back into Ivy League play after a west coast non-conference slate. At 2-3 overall, Columbia is in search of its first conference win at Scully-Fahey Field.

Fans can follow the action via live stream provided by the Ivy League Digital Network.

Columbia capped its west coast trip with a win on Wednesday, March 19 as they took down Fresno State, 14-8. The Lions were impressive in their first road win of the season with seven different players finding the back of the net. Senior Paige Cuscovitch led the barrage with six points, highlighted by a career-high five goals to go along with an assist.

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Cuscovitch scored three points against Cornell on Saturday, March 8, including a goal and a pair of assists, to join the programs prestigious 100 career-points club. Cuscovitch became the 11th player to reach the 100 mark and with a new career total of 107 through five games, she ranks ninth all-time.

With 92 ground balls through five games, Columbia stands atop the Ivy League this season. The Lions hustle and toughness has been on display every game and first-year Taylor Quinn along with sophomore Lexi Mazur have stepped up to become the league leaders in ground balls. Quinn holds the second highest total at 19 for an average of 3.80 ground balls per game and Mazur is third with 14 for 2.80 ground balls per game.


Team Matchup DARTMOUTH
2-3 Record 3-3
0-2, Ivy League Conference 0-1, Ivy League
10.80 Goals Per Game 9.50
.454 Shot % .407
14 Assists 19
Paige Cuscovitch (16 pts.) Leading Scorer(s) Sarah Byrne (20 pts.)
Colleen Packer (2-3) (24 saves) Goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello (3-3) (53 saves)

The Big Green are 3-3 overall this season after dropping its last two games to Albany and No. 4 Florida. Dartmouth’s only Ivy League game so far resulted in a 12-5 loss to Yale earlier this month. Both teams will look for their first conference win on Saturday afternoon. Three-time All-Ivy League goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello, who stands among the top in conference with 53 saves this year, anchors the Big Green’s defense. The offense is led by Sarah Bryne who has tallied a team-high 18 goals.