Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
CONFERENCE WATCH: Tight Ivy race
by Paul Kennedy, October 30th, 2008 8AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Two weeks ago, defending champion Penn and Princeton appeared to be the favorites to compete for the Ivy League women's championship, but Harvard's young team has shaken up the race. With two games left to play, the Crimson have a two-point lead over Princeton and Columbia, while Penn and Yale are longshots. For a look at the Ivy contenders ...

HARVARD. Ray Leone's Crimson took the lead in the Ivy League with a 2-1 win at Princeton, scoring twice in the first eight minutes in a game delayed for 70 minutes in the second half because of a thunderstorm. The first goal came with 22 seconds when sophomore Katherine Sheeleigh fed junior Kelli Okuji for her first goal of the season. The second goal came when Sheeleigh scored on a free kick from about 30 yards out. Freshman Melanie Baskind leads the Crimson with six goals and six assists, followed by Sheeleigh with five goals and five assists.
Junior Laura Dale (5-0-1 with 0.61 GAA) has been outstanding in goal since replacing the injured Lauren Mann.

PRINCETON. Last year the Tigers began 3-0-0 in the Ivy League but finished 4-3-0. This year, they were 3-0-1 going into their game against Harvard. The Tigers have been led by senior Sarah Peteraf, who scored her ninth goal of the season against Harvard. Six of her goals have been game-winners.

COLUMBIA. The Lions remained in the thick of the Ivy race with a 3-1 over Dartmouth thanks to a hat trick by junior Sophie Reiser, who extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games. She benefited from feeds from a pair of first-year players, Liz Wicks and Ashlin Yahr, on her first two goals, then fought through the Big Green defense to raise her season totals to an Ivy League-high 12 goals and 33 points, both of which rank second on Columbia's single-season lists.

PENN. A 2-0 loss at Dartmouth and 0-0 tie with Yale may have ended the Quakers' hopes to repeating as Ivy champions. Hope was high with everyone back from last year's championship team. Sophomore Sarah Friedman has figured in 18 of the Quakers' 32 goals, leading Penn in scoring with four goals and a single-season record 14 assists.

YALE. The Bulldogs have recovered from an 0-2 start in the Ivy League, beating Dartmouth (2-0) and Cornell (3-1) and tying Penn (0-0) the last three weekends. Maggie Westfal, a first-team All-Ivy pick a year ago, leads the Bulldogs with 21 points (7 goals and 7 assists); Emma Whitfield and Becky Brown have 16 points apiece. Goalie Ayana Sumiyasu made three spectacular saves in the tie with Penn.

STANDINGS:
TEAM W-L-T PTS
Harvard 4-1-0 12 pts
Princeton 3-1-1 10 pts
Columbia 3-1-1 10 pts
Penn 2-1-2 8 pts
Yale 2-2-1 7 points
Brown 1-3-1 4 pts
Dartmouth 1-4-0 3 pts
Cornell 1-4-0 3 pts

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, November 1
Brown at Penn, 5 pm
Columbia at Yale, 7 pm
Harvard at Dartmouth, 4:30
Princeton at Cornell, 7 pm

Saturday, November 8
Columbia at Harvard, 11 am
Penn at Princeton, 4 pm
Dartmouth at Cornell, 4:30 pm
Yale at Brown, 7 pm



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives