NEW YORK - The Columbia women’s lacrosse team will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. on Wednesday, April 23 for its final road game of the season. The Lions, 3-9 overall and 0-6 in conference play, will face No. 10 Penn, 8-4, 4-1 Ivy League, at 4p.m. on Dunning-Cohen Champions Field.
LAST TIME OUT
On a beautiful day at Robert K. Kraft on Saturday, April 19, Columbia was in search of its first Ivy League win of the season against Harvard. The Lions remained tough for 60 minutes as both teams consistently fought to gain an edge. Both teams were even in draw controls with 12 and shared scores from five different players. However, the Crimson put together a slight run in the second-half to hold off Columbia 12-10.
IVY LEAGUE WEEKLY HONORS
Despite the loss against Harvard, first-year Taylor Quinn had a phenomenal day, including six points on a season-high five goals and an assist, a season-high six ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. In the Ivy League Weekly performance released on April 21, Quinn earned her fourth weekly honor of the season. In the games against Albany and Harvard, she combined for six points, eight ground balls, eight draw controls and four caused turnovers.
THE 100 CLUB
Against UMBC on Wednesday, April 9, senior Paige Cuscovitch scored her 100th career goal in the second half to become the sixth Columbia player to reach the prestigious milestone. She currently stands fourth all-time with a total of 105 goals. 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-point mark and with a new career total of 121 points, she ranks seventh all-time.
Through 12 games, Quinn has continued to be an instrumental force on the field for the Lions. With an average of 3.67 ground balls, Quinn stands atop the Ivy League. After a game-high six ground balls against Harvard, the first-year has tallied team-high 44 ground balls on the season which stands a program fourth-best all-time. Her ground balls per game average also stands second best in the nation.
|0-6, Ivy League||Conference||4-1, Ivy League|
|8.92||Goals Per Game||8.16|
|Paige Cuscovitch (30 pts.)||Leading Scorer(s)||Tory Benson (30 pts.)|
|Colleen Packer (.337) (54 saves)||Goalkeeper||Anna Berman (.482) (82 saves)|