Eye on the Tigers
The Tigers return to Ivy League action with four more games to be played, just one at home. With a 3-0 record, Princeton sits atop the Ivy League standings, along with Cornell as the lone undefeated squads. Overall, Princeton is ranked No. 7 in the national polls and lost just its second game of the season on Wednesday, at No. 1 Maryland, 18-12. Senior Olivia Hompe paces the offense with 42 goals and 16 assists for 58 points. She ranks third in the nation in goals per game, averaging 3.8 goals per game, while also is the nation’s leader in shots attempted, averaging 8.73 per game. She ranks second on Princeton’s all-time scoring list with 233 points (165-68). Freshman Tess D’Orsi follows with 29 goals and seven assists for 6 points, while junior Colby Chanenchuk is the leader in assists with 24, while scoring eight times. Junior Ellie McNulty adds 21 points, while Kathryn Hallett, who had a hat trick against the Terrapins, has 19 points. Junior Elizabeth George has a team-high 19 draw controls, with five other players in double digits in the category. Senior Ellie DeGarmo is second nationally in save percentage, and first in saves per game. She has a .576 save percentage and averages 12.45 save per game. With a 9-2 record, DeGarmo has a goals against average of 9.18.
Princeton holds a 28-14-1 edge in the all-time series with Yale since the teams first met in 1975. The Tigers have won the last nine meetings, including a 16-5 game in Princeton last year. Since 2008, the Tigers have outscored the Bulldogs by 60 goals (108-48). All six of Yale’s wins since 1987 have been by just one goal – the last coming in 2007, a 6-5 decision.
Scouting the Bulldogs
Yale is 7-6 overall and 1-3 in the Ivy League. The squad defeated Brown 12-10, lost by one goal to both Harvard and Columbia and dropped a 15-6 decision to Cornell. The Bulldogs average 13.69 goals per game, led by senior Hope Hanley who has 69 points on a team-best 42 assists and 27 goals. Senior Tess McEvoy has the most goals on the team, 36, and adds 13 assists for 49 points and has a team-high 19 caused turnovers. Sophomore Izzy Nixon has 35 points, while juniors Kiwi Comizio and Madeleine Gramigna have reached the 20-point plateau. Nixon and Gramigna have won a combined 98 draws, accounting for 51 percent of the team’s draws. Junior Sydney Marks has started in 11 games and has a .454 save percentage and an 11.76 GAA. Sophomore Allie Carrigan has seen action in six games and has a .500 save percentage and an 8.34 GAA.