NEW YORK -The Columbia
women's lacrosse team will play its final home game of the 2012 season when it
hosts Harvard on Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Prior to the game Columbia will
honor its Class of 2012: Karlee Blank, Taylor Gattinella, Amanda Goodhart, and
Jenny Schiff at Robert K. Kraft Field. Follow the game with live stats by clicking the link above.
INSIDE THE SERIES
leads the all-time series 12-2, dating back to the first meeting in 1998. In
last season's match-up the Lions lost a tough battle in Cambridge, Mass. Despite
leading by three with 23 minutes to play, a nine-goal second half run by the
Crimson propelled Harvard to a 15-9 win over Columbia.
Kacie Johnson posted a team-high four goals and an assist, Paige Cuscovitch and Gabrielle
Geronimos each added a pair of goals, and Taylor Gattinella's tallied three
draw controls. Karlee Blank had 10
saves in goal to anchor the Lion defense.
LAST TIME OUT
First-year Katie Angulo posted her first career hat trick, but a six-goal halftime deficit was
too much to overcome as the Lions team fell to New Hampshire, 14-8 at home on Wednesday,
April 18 .
Despite a 9-3
halftime deficit, Columbia refused to quit and used a 9-2 advantage in draw
controls during the second half to match New Hampshire, 5-5. Columbia struck
first with two goals by first-year Kaitlin Brophy in the first six minutes of
play. Cuscovitch added two goals and an assist and Junior Kacie
Johnson went for two points on a
score and an assist. Columbia dropped to 2-11, 0-6 in the Ivy League.
IVY LEAGUE STATISTICS
currently leads the Ivy League in groundballs with 239 on the year. The Lions rank second in caused
turnovers with a season best 102. Senior Amanda Goodhart, who ranks ninth in
the country, has a league leading 26 caused turnovers for a game average of
goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar continues to stand amongst the league's best has
tallying a league leading 107 total saves for an average of 8.23 per game.
Dabbar improves to a .382 save percentage and has held opponents to a .389
shooting percentage on free position shots this year.
atop the Ivy League with 70 total points in 13 games. Behind league leading numbers in assists with 30 and goals
with 40, Johnson continues to have a stellar year.
With 179 career
points, Johnson surpassed Marisa Marcellino's mark of 164 set in 2008, to
become second all-time. The junior moved to third all-time in goals scored with
107 and becomes only the fifth player to reach the 100 goal mark. The team
assists leader has 69 career assists and stands second all-time, moving past
Columbia standout Holly Glynn's '09CC mark of 52.
eight goals and seven assists in two games for the Lions and was named
Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, April 16. The award is the second of
the year for Johnson, as she was named Offensive Player of the Week on March 5,
and the third of her career.
She tallied four
goals and five assists, for a season-high nine points, in Columbia's 19-11 win
over Lafayette on Wednesday, April 11. The junior midfielder set a program
single-season record in points in the victory, with 62, surpassing the mark of
59 she set in 2011. She also set a single-season mark in assists, with 27.
February 25, Gattinella became Columbia's all-time leader in draw controls
breaking the mark of 112 set by Carrie Anderer in 2006. A month later,
Gattinella set the Ivy League all-time record for draw controls at Dartmouth on
Saturday, March 24. She surpassed the century old mark of 141 set by Cornell's
Jaimee Reynolds (1999-02) and continues to add to her total this season
tallying a league record 159 career draw controls this season.
three draw controls in the game against Yale, Gattinella set a Columbia season
record for draw controls with 40 on the year and has current total of 47. She
surpassed the mark of 39 set by Carrie Anderer ('06CC) in 2004.
ranks second all-time for Columbia in career groundballs with 116. With three
groundballs against Lafayette she surpassed Antoinette Allen '00CC at 114.
caused a career total 74 turnovers. She currently places second all-time,
surpassing the 69 caused turnovers by Brynn Wumbrand '01CC. She is only the
second player in Columbia history to reach the 70 mark along with Kate Lombard
'07CC. Lombard owns the all-time record with 80.
Saturday's game having won three straight, including wins over league opponents
Brown and No. 20 Princeton. The Crimsons 10-7 win over Princeton, brings them
to 7-6, 3-2 in the Ivy League. Melanie Baskind leads the team with 28 points
and Danielle Tetrault joins with 27 points, including a team-high 23 goals.