Bannantine & Slifer Earn Ivy League Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. (4/14/14) - Princeton swept the Ivy League women's lacrosse weekly honors this week as sophomore Liz Bannantine was named co-Defensive Player of the Week and junior Erin Slifer was named co-Offensive Player of the Week. The Tigers shared the honors with players from Yale.
Bannantine played stifling defense for the Tigers this week as Princeton defeated Harvard 15-6 and lost 8-7 to No. 2 Maryland. She was a key member of the defense that held Maryland to its fewest goals scored since March 17, 2013. Princeton held the lead in the game until the final 10 minutes. Bannantine was charged with guarding Brook Griffin who was limited to just one goal and was forced into two turnovers, both caused by Bannantine. In addition, Bannantine had two ground balls.
On Saturday at Harvard, she helped to hold the Crimson to just six goals as the Tigers pushed ahead in the Ivy League standings. Bannantine forced Alexis Nicolia into two turnovers and allowed her just one goal on one shot. Bannantine won three ground balls.
In her final numbers, Bannantine had a team-high four caused turnovers and a team-high five ground balls.
Slifer was Princeton's leading scorer this week and had a banner day at Harvard with a career-high seven-point game. She matched her career bests in both goals and assists with four goals and three assists. Slifer shot 100% scoring on all four of her shots on goal, and was 1 for 1 from the 8 meter. She also won one draw control. On Wednesday, Slifer had a goal and an assist versus the Terps. She had one ground ball and one caused turnover.