PRINCETON, N.J. (4/2/14) - Princeton looks for its sixth straight victory as it hosts Yale during a three-game homestand on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
EYE ON THE TIGERS
The Tigers are 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the league. Princeton defeated Columbia 15-5 and Cornell 10-7 in overtime last week. The lone loss in the league was at Brown in a 14-13 overtime game.
Eight players are in double figures in scoring with junior Erin McMunn and freshman Olivia Hompe leading the pack with 22 points apiece. McMunn has 14 goals and eight assists, while Hompe is the team’s assist leader with 12 total to go along with 10 tallies. Freshman Anna Doherty, sophomore Alexandra Bruno and junior Erin Slifer all have 21 points. Doherty has a team-high 18 goals and three assists, while Bruno has 15 goals and six assist and Slifer has 12 goals and nine assists. Seniors Sarah Lloyd and Mary-Kate Sivilli add 18 and 16 points, while sophomore Anya Gersoff chips in 14 points. Slifer and Lloyd have been the team’s go-tos on the draw controls and each has won 20 draws apiece. Defenders Colleen Smith and Liz Bannantine have the most caused turnovers on the team with 10 and nine, respectively. In the ground ball category, Lloyd has 14 and defender Liz Cutting has 13. This week’s Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, Annie Woehling, is 5-0 after getting the starting nod on March 15. She has an 8.45 goals against average and a .453 save percentage.
Princeton owns a 25-14-1 lead in the all-time series with Yale, which began in 1975. The Tigers are on a six-game win streak in the series with Bulldogs, as Yale’s last win was in 2007, a one-goal game. In fact nine of Yale’s 14 wins in the series, and all six since 1987, have been by just one goal.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Yale comes to Princeton with a 7-3 overall record and on a two-game win streak. The Bulldogs are 1-2 in the league with a 12-5 win at Dartmouth on March 1, followed by losses at home to Penn, 11-9 and Harvard 11-8.
Senior Jen DeVito and sophomore Nicole Daniggelis are the team’s leading scorers with 40 and 39 points, respectively. Daniggelis has a team-high 29 goals and 10 assists while DeVito is the assist leading with 25 helpers to go along with 15 goals. Daniggelis has had a hot hand in the circle winning 74 total draw controls. Junior Kerri Fleishhacker adds 26 points, while junior Erin Magnuson has 16 followed by freshman Tess McEvoy’s 14 and junior Christina Doherty’s 10. In the additional stats category, senior defender Adrienne Tarver is at the top of the list with a team-best 29 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. Senior Erin McMullan has played every minute in goal. She has a 7.50 GAA and a .468 save percentage, averaging 6.6 saves per game on 14.1 shots per game.