• The Lions (3-3, 0-0) swept last weekend’s contests with a 2-1 road victory at Hofstra Friday, thanks to a game-winning tally by Lauren Crane, in the 43rd minute, and a dominating 6-1 decision over Bryant in their home opener Sunday.
• The Bears stunned the Lions with a 3-2 overtime victory in Providence last season, tying the game twice in regulation before converting on a penalty corner seven minutes into the extra session. Danielle Buttinger and Maeve Doherty were the Columbia goal scorers.
- The loss snapped the Lions’ nine-game winning streak in the series with Brown.
• Columbia and Saint Joseph’s will meet for just the second time Sunday with the Hawks claiming a 4-1 victory in Philadelphia during the 2005 campaign.
• The Lions lead the Ivy League in penalty corners per game (9.00) and defensive saves (4).
• Senior Maeve Doherty has been on a tear, recording all 12 of her points (3 G, 6 A) in the last four contests. Last weekend, she recorded two goals, three assists and a defensive save to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
- Doherty has four defensive saves on the season, which is tied for second in the
- 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 and junior Lindsay Ladas both have three assists, which ties them for third in the Ancient Eight.
• Junior Katie Dempsey has started all six games in goal and boasts a 3.46 GAA with a .650 save percentage. She is stopping 6.5 shots per contest.
• 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 20-20 overall and 5-9 in Ivy League play.
• The Bears are coming off a weekend split, earning their first win of the year against Siena Friday before falling at Northeastern Sunday.
• Anagha Nayak checks in with four goals to lead the squad. Gina Openshaw and Corinne Condie each have three assists.
• In goal, Katie Hammaker has started all six games and has a 3.82 GAA with a .656 save percentage.
SCOUTING SAINT JOSEPH'S
• The Hawks moved up to No. 21 in the NFHCA Poll after coming away with wins over Saint Louis (2-0) and Lock Haven (3-0) last weekend at home.
• Quinn Maguire spearheds the offense with six goals. Ana Willocks has added four tallies and five assists for 13 points.
• Victoria Kammerinke is slated to get the start between the pipes. Coming into the weekend, she has a 1.24 GAA, .762 save percentage and two shutouts.