Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/4/19
From Press Releases
A thrilling Ivy League Tournament semifinal game went the way of the Quakers on Friday afternoon, as the third-seeded University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team outlasted the two-seed Dartmouth, 15-14, at Columbia’s Rocco Commisso Field.
The win—which avenged a regular-season loss to Dartmouth on April 13—pushes the Quakers (12-4) into Sunday’s Ivy League Tournament Championship against top-seeded Princeton (11-6 winnver over Cornell). Sunday’s final is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and will air live on ESPN+.
PENN NEWS AND NOTES
*Gabby Rosenzweig led the offensive charge for Penn, as the junior sensation scored three goals and dished out four assists for seven points on the day. In the process, she moved into the top spot on Penn’s single-season points list with 86. She currently ranks sixth on the single-season list in the Ivy League.
*Erin Barry, who was named the Ivy League Midfielder of the Year earlier this week, scored five unassisted goals, tying her career high, while Zoe Belodeau scored three times to help pace the Quakers.
*Liv Smith was a key for Penn defensively, finishing with five ground balls and four caused turnovers.
*Penn improves to 11-6 all-time in the Ivy League Tournament, advancing to the championship game for the second-straight season and seventh time overall.
*The Quakers have now won at least 12 games in six-straight seasons.
*Penn was edged 18-13 in draw controls against the nation’s fourth-best DC team, but collected eight draws to Dartmouth’s seven in the second half.
*Penn has now won a program record six games by one goal this season.
*Mikaila Cheeseman was big in goal for the Quakers, collecting 13 saves on the day.
Princeton 11, Cornell 6
For the second straight game, the Tigers jumped out to a big early lead and then had to hold off a Cornell rally, and for the second straight game did just that. A week ago, it meant an Ivy League championship. This time, it meant a spot in the Ivy League tournament final at Columbia.
Sam Fish made 15 saves and Kyla Sears had three goals to lead Princeton to an 11-6 win over Cornell in the second Ivy semi at Columbia. The win advanced the Tigers to a championship game meeting Sunday (1:30) with Penn, who defeated Dartmouth 14-13 in the first game Friday.
Princeton and Penn will meet in the Ivy tournament final for the second straight year and the third time in five years. The teams have combined to seven of the nine Ivy League tournaments to date.
Carolina Allen (Notre Dame Academy) had three goals for Cornell.