PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn had a 34-game Ivy win streak snapped by Princeton last week, but rebounded with a 12-5 win over Brown to clinch a share of the 2011 regular-season Ivy League title.
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn had a 34-game Ivy win streak snapped by Princeton last week, but rebounded with a 12-5 win over Brown to clinch a share of the 2011 regular-season Ivy League title. Also confirmed following last week's play was the Ivy League Tournament field and host.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior Elaina Heiple (Cheshire, Conn.) and graduate student Marissa Ryan (Waterbury, Conn.) each finished with three points, but the Southern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team dropped a 23-6 decision to Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon.
The Owls are now 0-13, 0-11 in Northeast-10 play. St. Anselm is 4-8, 4-6 in league action.
Saint Anselm jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Heiple connected on her first of three goals on the day. The Hawks extended their lead to 7-1 before Ryan tallied the first of her two markers.
Trailing 13-2, the Owls ran off three straight goals with Heiple tallying two around a score from Ryan. St. Anselm led 13-5 at halftime.
Jessica Kraszewski (West Haven, Conn.) netted the lone second half goal for the Owls.
The Owls close the 2011 regular season on Friday with an away game against Bentley.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- On the second-to-last Saturday of Ivy League men's lacrosse play, Cornell posted an 18-5 win at Brown to clinch outright the 2011 Ivy regular-season title. It marks the ninth-consecutive year Cornell has earned at least a share of the League title and it's 26th overall Ivy crown.
As the regular-season champion, the Big Red will play host to the 2011 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8. Friday's semifinal games will be at a time to be announced and will be aired live on ESPN3.com. Sunday's championship will be played at Noon and aired live on ESPNU. The four teams that make the field will play for the League's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.
With a 9-4 win over Dartmouth on Saturday, Penn clinched the second seed (8-4, 4-2 Ivy) in the tournament field, marking the first time the Quakers will take part in the two-year-old event. Though Yale won two non-conference games this week while having the Ivy bye, other League results worked in the Bulldogs' favor and they clinched a place in the tournament field as well. The Bulldogs could either be the third or fourth seed.
As far as the fourth team in the 2011 field, Harvard, Dartmouth and Princeton are all still in contention. Complete seed information, site specifics, semifinal game times and ticket information will be announced next week when the field is completed. Below are ways in which Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth could make the field.
Harvard (8-5, 2-3 Ivy)
The most straightforward path for Harvard to make the field is to defeat Yale. If that were to happen, Harvard would be the No. 3 seed and Yale would be the fourth seed.
Harvard could also get into the field if it finishes 2-4 along with Princeton and Brown. In that scenario, Harvard holds the tie-breakers by virtue of its 2-0 record versus both those teams. If it were to happen, Yale would be the third seed and Harvard the fourth.
Harvard could also enter the field if it finishes 2-4 along with Princeton and Dartmouth. Those three teams would all have 1-1 records against each other and identical 0-3 records versus Cornell, Penn and Yale meaning that in this scenario, the fourth team to make the field would be determined by a random draw conducted by Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. Yale would earn the third seed on this scenario.
Princeton (4-7, 2-3 Ivy)
In addition to the three-way tie and subsequent draw described above, the Tigers could make the tournament field with a win at Cornell next weekend and a loss by Harvard. In that case, Yale would be the third seed and Princeton the fourth seed.
Dartmouth (5-8, 1-4 Ivy)
Dartmouth's playoff hopes rest on beating Brown in its final game and entering into the random draw scenario with Princeton and Harvard listed above.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The four-team field for the 2011 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament has been set, while Penn has been named the host institution for the second annual tournament, to be contested on Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8. The tournament champion earns the Ivy League's NCAA Tournament automatic bid.
Penn (10-4, 6-1 Ivy), which clinched a share of the 2011 regular-season Ivy League title Saturday with a 12-5 win over Brown, will be the No. 1 seed and host the tournament at Franklin Field. Joining the Quakers in Philadephia will be Dartmouth (9-3, 5-1 Ivy), Harvard (9-4, 5-1 Ivy) and Princeton (7-6, 4-2 Ivy).
Either Dartmouth or Harvard will earn a share of the 2011 title along with Penn following the outcome of their contest on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in Hanover, N.H. Penn, however, secured tournament hosting duties due to holding the tiebreak over the Big Green and Crimson with wins against both squads during the regular-season. The winner of that game will earn the tournament's No. 2 seed while the loser will be seeded third.
Princeton will earn the fourth seed, regardless of the outcome of its final regular-season Ivy game on April 27 against Columbia. Losses to both Dartmouth and Harvard during the regular-season gives either team a tiebreaker advantage over the Tigers.
For the second consecutive year, CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will be the television partner for the 2011 Ivy League Women’s Lacrosse Tournament championship game, which airs live on Sunday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m., ET. Start times for Friday's semifinal games are still to be determined.
Complete seed information, site specifics, semifinal game times and ticket information will be announced next week.
2011 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament Schedule
Friday, May 6
Semifinal Game 1: No. 2/3 seed Dartmouth vs. No. 2/3 seed Harvard, Time TBD
Semifinal Game 2: No. 1 seed Penn vs. No. 4 seed Princeton, Time TBD
Sunday, May 8
Championship Game: Winner Semifinal Game 1 vs. Winner Semifinal Game 2, 1 p.m. (CBSSN)
The Quakers hosted the inagural Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament in 2010 after going 7-0 in regular-season Ivy play. Penn won that tournament with a 13-9 semifinal win over Princeton and a 9-8 victory over Dartmouth in the championship game. Harvard is the one newcomer to the tournament, as Cornell joined the Quakers, Big Green and Tigers in the four-team field one year ago.
Ivy Title History
The Quakers clinched their fifth consecutive Ivy title, and their seventh all-time, finsihing League play with a 6-1 mark...this is the third shared title for Penn, which was also a co-champion in 1980 and 1982...the last team to win five straight League championships was Dartmouth, doing so from 1997-2001...that run included shared titles in 1997 and 2001...Harvard holds the longest streak, winning six straight (including one co-championship) from 1988-1993...a Dartmouth co-championship in 2011 will be the first for the Big Green since 2001...a Harvard co-championship will be the first for the Crimson since 1993...six of the eight Ivies have won the women's lacrosse title at least once since its inception in 1980...only Brown and Columbia are still in search of an Ivy title.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- It was a busy week of men’s lacrosse with a full Saturday slate of Ivy League games preceded by four non-conference games last Tuesday.
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- With a 13-12 win at Harvard, the sixth-ranked Big Red took a giant step towards securing the 2011 Ivy League regular season title. The win places Cornell at the top of the League standings with a 4-0 mark and also made Harvard one of six teams with two Ivy League losses meaning Cornell has clinched at least a share of its ninth consecutive Ivy title. The Big Red built a 5-3 lead it took to halftime and held on in the more offensively charged second half for the win. David Lau found the back of the net with 1:18 left to score what proved to be the game winner, which was also his fifth goal of the game. The Crimson used a career high four goals from Ryan Stevens and 14 saves from Harry Krieger to remain in the hunt until the final whistle.
Brown earned its first League win by downing 12th-ranked Penn, also by the score of 13-12. Brown fell behind early 5-2, but rallied for the win on the strength of four goal performances from Rob Schlesinger and Parker Brown. Trailing 13-8, Penn made a comeback bid of its own that fell just short. Al Kohart finished the game with three goals to lead Penn.
Yale moved to 2-2 in League action as it recorded 9-7 win over Dartmouth. Brian Douglass had three goals as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs generated a 9-3 lead before Dartmouth tallied four unanswered goals in the game’s final two minutes.
In non-league action, the Princeton Tigers hung tough with top-ranked Syracuse as the game was tied 5-5 late in the fourth quarter, but the Orange scored the game’s final two goals to earn the win. Earlier in the week, Yale beat Providence 11-9, and Brown fell at Bryant, 8-7.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior attackman David Lau (Syosset, N.Y.) led the Big Red to a 13-12 victory at Harvard on Saturday, as Cornell clinched a share of its ninth straight Ivy League title. Lau had a hand in more than half of the Big Red’s goals, notching a career-high five goals and a personal-best three assists.
Lau scored the final two goals of the game, first tying the game at 12-12 and then putting the Big Red up 13-12 with just 1:18 to play. He was extremely efficient throughout, taking only seven shots and putting six on goal. He also picked up a game-high four ground balls and caused one turnover. Lau joins teammates Rob Pannell and Steve Mock as Big Red athletes who have earned Ivy League Players of the Week honors in 2011.
Lau’s Weekly Stats
5G, 3A, 8 Pts., 7 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, 4 GB, 1 CT, Team: 1-0
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Tom Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) helped the Tigers hang tough with top-ranked Syracuse on Saturday afternoon in a game in which Princeton’s upset bid ultimately fell short, 7-5. Schreiber led the midfield unit and was able to notch a goal and assist in the loss, while also picking up a ground ball and causing a turnover.
Schreiber’s goal with 29 seconds to play in the third quarter tied the game at 5-5 as Princeton was able to erase a 5-2 deficit. It marks Schreiber’s second Rookie of the Week honor, having also earned the award on March 7.
Schreiber’s Weekly Stats
1G, 1A, 2 Pts., 5 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GB, 1 CT, Team: 0-1
Brian Douglass, Yale, Sr., A (Waccabuc, N.Y.)
7G, 1A, 8 Pts., 21 Shots, 12 SOG, 7 GB, Team: 2-0
Fergus Campbell, Dartmouth, Jr., G (New Canaan, Conn.)
1-1 GP-GS, 60:00 mins., 15 SVS, 9 GA, .625 SV %, 9.00 GAA, 3 GB, 0-1
Tyler Fiorito, Princeton, Jr., G (Phoenix, Md.)
1-1 GP-GS, 60:00 mins., 10 SVS, 7 GA, .588 SV %, 7.00 GAA, 5 GB, 0-1
Maxx Meyer, Penn, Fr., D (Melville, N.Y.)
1G, 1 Point, 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 8 GB, 3 CT, Team: 0-1
Rob Schlesinger, Brown, Jr., M (Medfield, Mass.)
5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 8 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, 3 GB, Team: 1-1
Kevin Vaughan, Harvard, Jr., M (Ridgewood, N.J.)
3G, 3 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG, 5 GB, Team: 0-1
The Owls are now 0-9, 0-7 in Northeast-10 play. Franklin Pierce is 6-4, 3-3 in league action.
Franklin Pierce jumped out to a 7-0 before Elaina Heiple (Cheshire, Conn.) and Jessica Shaw (Beverly, Mass.) scored back-to-back goals for the Owls.
The Ravens struck next to make it 8-2 before Heiple scored again for the Owls. FPU scored the final five goals of the half to take a 13-3 lead into the break.
Marissa Ryan (Waterbury, Conn.) tallied two second half markers for the Owls, who also received single tallies from Alexandria Merked (West Hartford, Conn.) and Maura Woods (Old Saybrook, Conn.).
Lynette Martinez (Stamford, Conn.) made 15 saves for SCSU in the contest.
Southern Connecticut is back in action on Tuesday for a road game against Franklin Pierce.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two members of the Southern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team – seniors Lauren Karn (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and Marissa Ryan (Waterbury, Conn.) – have been named to the IWLCA Academic Squad. In order to receive this honor, student-athletes must have achieved at least a minimum GPA of 3.5 and maintained at least junior academic standing. Earlier this month, both student-athletes were also named as recipients of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award for the second year in a row.
Karn, who was also named to the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team for the second time in her career, scored three points on the season (two goals, one assist). Karn also ranked third on the team in groundballs and finished fourth on the club in caused turnovers.
Ryan also started all 11 games for Southern Connecticut in 2010. She was second on the squad in caused turnovers and groundballs, while also ranking fourth in draw controls. Ryan also chipped in six goals on the year.