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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Alexa Yow Named Ivy League Women's Soccer Player of the Week

NEW YORK -- Columbia first-year forward Alexa Yow has been named Ivy League Women's Soccer Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday by the conference. The award is Columbia's first Ivy League Player of the Week since Nora Dooley earned the honor on Oct. 18, 2010 after her two-goal performance against Princeton.

Yow earned her first career start against Brown on Saturday and came through with an impact performance, registering two goals to lead Columbia to a 2-1 win over the visiting Bears. Yow tallied both goals in the opening half, the first of which came on a left-footed blast from 20 yards out at the 9:18 mark.

The Connecticut native hit the crossbar with a shot in the 15th minute, but kept pressing and scored her second goal of the match (and of her career) in the 19th minute on a header. Yow concluded the match with five shots, three of which were on goal.

Columbia is back in action on Monday, Oct. 3 against Lehigh. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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