PHILADELPHIA - In her first Ivy League contest, sophomore Lucy Ferguson did her part to keep Penn atop the women's lacrosse standings with 14 saves in a 14-5 win for Penn at Harvard on Saturday. For her efforts, the netminder was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.
Over two games last week, Ferguson allowed 11 goals, lowering her season goals-against average to 8.19 over four games to lead the Ivy League. Ferguson is also tops in the Ancient Eight in save percentage, making 30 saves and stopping the ball at a .484 clip.
After making seven saves and allowing six goals in a 6-5 loss at Rutgers on Wednesday, Ferguson was huge fro the Quakers as the Red and Blue picked up their first win of the season with the convincing victory in Cambridge. While her offense was exploding to the tune of nine goals in the first half, Ferguson was impenetrable in net for the Quakers in the opening thirty minutes. She made seven saves in the first half, keeping the Crimson off the scoreboard for teh entire first half and the opening 33:07 of the game.
In the second half, Fergsuon again made seven stops and denied any semblance of a Harvard comeback. The 14 saves in the game are the most in a ingle game by Fergsuon as a member of the Quakers and tied her second-highest save total for a game as a collegian behind her 23-save day against Hofstra last season while playing at William & Mary.
Ferguson and the Quakers return to Franklin Field on Saturday to take on Yale at 12 p.m.