The No. 16 University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team will host No. 4 Princeton on Franklin Field today. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Quakers are looking to improve to 3-1 in Ivy League play, snapping the Tigers 14-game League winning streak.
The Penn Princeton women’s lacrosse game can be heard live on the web by going to: http://goprincetontigers.collegesports.com/sports/w-lacros/sched/prin-w-lacros-sched.html and clicking on “listen” on the Penn line at game time.
Last Time Out
Sophomore Chrissy Muller scored with seven seconds left in the first overtime period, allowing the 15th-ranked Quakers to hold off Harvard, 11-10, on April 9.She finished the game with one goal and three assists while Ali Ryan and Rachel Manson each notched hat tricks in the win. The Quakers held a 4-3 lead at halftime and were up 9-5 with 21:31 remaining in the game before the Crimson came back to tie the game at 10 with 4:36 left.
Princeton has won the last eleven meetings between the two teams. In 2004, the Tigers defeated the Quakers, 10-3, at the Class of 1952 Stadium. Lindsey Cassidy had two goals for the Quakers in the loss and Katie Spofford had one.
Lindsey Biles leads the Tigers with 29 goals on the season. She is fourth all-time on the Princeton list for career goals (149) and sixth all-time in points (186). Defensively, Elizabeth Pillion leads Princeton in draw controls (20) and groundballs (25). Sarah Kolodner has 71 saves between the pipes for the Tigers.
Junior Ali Ryan leads the Red and Blue with 17 goals and 10 assists so far on the season. Freshman Rachel Manson follows Ryan on the Quakers scoring chart with 16 goals. Sophomore Karen Jann leads Penn with 27 draw controls and senior Liz Lorelli has 20 ground balls. Lorelli also leads the Quakers with 82 saves in goal. Junior Lauren McDermott is currently second on the team in ground balls with 19.
And So Honored
Senior midfielder Katie Spofford was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll for the week ending April 10. She had three goals, six ground balls, one draw control and six caused turnovers on the week for the Quakers. Spofford scored one goal, collected one ground ball, one draw control and caused four turnovers in Penn's loss to Penn State on Wednesday. She scored two goals, collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers in the No. 15 Quakers 11-10 overtime victory at Harvard on Saturday. Spofford currently leads the team with 15 caused turnovers.
Princeton is the eighth nationally-ranked team that the Quakers have faced so far this season. There is one more ranked team remaining on Penn’s schedule. The Quakers will host No. 7 Dartmouth on Saturday, April 16 on Franklin Field at noon.