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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Ashlin Yahr Named Ivy League Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 10/31/2011
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NEW YORK -- Columbia senior forward Ashlin Yahr was named Ivy League Women's Soccer Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday. The honor is the fourth in Yahr's stellar career and marks the second time that a Lion has earned weekly honors this season (Alexa Yow, Oct. 3).

Yahr registered two goals and an assist as Columbia went 1-0-1 this past week. The Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. assisted on sophomore Natalie Melo's goal in the second half of a 1-0 win over Manhattan on Monday and then scored two goals in a span of 2:55 in a 2-2 draw with Yale on Sunday.

Yahr slid a shot under Yale goalkeeper Elise Wilcox off a nice feed from sophomore Shannon FitzPatrick in the 64th minute to tie the match at 1-1, then blasted a shot past Wilcox off a pass by senior Marissa Schultz less than three minutes later to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.

For the season, Yahr tops the Lions with four goals and 10 points and is one goal shy of tying Columbia’s all-time career goals scored record of 30, which was set by Tosh Forde in 1998.

Columbia concludes its 2011 season on Saturday, Nov. 5 at home against Harvard. The match, which kicks off at 7 p.m., will mark the final collegiate contest for Yahr and her six classmates: Nora Dooley, Megan Gallivan, Lillian Klein, Lindsay Mushett, Marissa Schultz and Liz Wicks.

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