• The Lions (7-6, 3-1) remain in the hunt for the Ivy League title after blanking Penn, 2-0, last Friday night. Goals from Meghan Fahey and Jennnifer Trieschman along with seven saves from Katie Dempsey guided Columbia to the win.
• On Sunday, the Lions fell to No. 8 and defending champion Delaware. Five of Columbia’s six losses have come against teams currently in the top-25 NFHCA poll.
• Columbia is one game behind Harvard and Princeton in the standings with the Crimson and Tigers facing off this weekend.
• Rebecca Pope scored her first goal of the season and first since her rookie campaign in 2014 with her tally against the Blue Hens.
• Jennifer Trieschman netted a hat trick in the Lions’ win over Holy Cross on Oct. 8 and now has five goals on the year, good for second on the squad.
• Columbia and Dartmouth have alternated wins and losses dating back to the 2013 season. Last year, the Lions claimed a 5-1 triumph at home thanks in part to three-point games by Maeve Doherty and Michelle Thompson, who each recorded a goal and assist.
• The Lions have won six-straight in the series with Lehigh, including a 3-1 decision in 2015. That win gave head coach Caroline Nelson-Nichols her first career victory. All 14 contests between the schools have been decided by two goals or less.
• The Lions lead the Ivy League and rank No. 11 in the NCAA, averaging 7.69 penalty corners per game. Columbia is also averaging 2.54 assists per game, which is 14th nationally and second in the Ancient Eight.
• Dempsey was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 2 after making 14 saves against the Big Red on Sept. 30. She has started all 13 games in goal and boasts a 2.87 GAA with a .703 save percentage and two shutouts. She is stopping 6.9 shots per contest.
• Senior Maeve Doherty leads the squad with 24 points (9 G, 6 A). She was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 18 and an Ivy League Player of the Year candidate.
- Doherty is third in the Ivy League leader in points and has the fourth highest goal total in the conference and is 29th in the NCAA in goals per game (0.69).
- Doherty has seven defensive saves on the season, which is tied for second in the nation.
- Doherty is one assist shy of tying Dana Zullo ’03CC and Christine Buszczak ’10CC for second on the Columbia all-time list.
• Senior Michelle Thompson’s eight assists are second in the Ancient Eight and
• Sophomore Lindsay Ladas is one helper behind Thompson for third place
• Columbia named senior midfielder and two-time All-Ivy League selection, Maeve Doherty, junior goalkeeper Katie Dempsey and sophomore back Kelly McCarthy team captains at the conclusion of last spring’s practices.
• Head coach Caroline Nelson-Nichols enters her third year at the helm of Columbia. The two-time U.S. Olympian holds a career record of 24-23 overall and 8-10 in Ivy League play.
• The Big Green is coming off a 4-3 win over New Hampshire Wednesday to snap a mini three-game skid. They have dropped three consecutive conference games after winning its Ivy League opener over Brown.
• Dartmouth is averaging 2.3 goals per game and allowing 4.0 per contest.
• Katie Spanos and Gemma Bautista each have six goals. Spanos has added a team-high eight assists.
• Hailey Valerio started the first 10 games of the year in goal, but Emily Wechsler has gotten the nod in the last three contests. She has a 3.67 GAA with a .633 save percentage.
• The Mountain Hawks split last weekend’s non-conference contests, falling at Lock Haven before topping Georgetown, 3-2, at home Sunday. Lehigh returns to Patriot League aciton Saturday against No. 22 Boston University.
• Lehigh are scoring 1.0 goals per game and allowing 2.9 on the defensive side.
• Teresa Carotenuto has seven goals of the team’s 14 goals.
• Paige Innarella has started 10 games in net. She is 4-6 with a 2.38 GAA, .690 save percentage and two shutouts.