Tigers fight for share of Ivy League title
Tigers fight for share of Ivy League title| Apr 26, 2017
The Princeton Women’s Lacrosse Team (11-3, 5-1 Ivy) caused Cornell (10-4, 5-1 Ivy) to drop its first Ivy League challenge of the season last Saturday afternoon, triumphing in a 12-11 double overtime win on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY. The win gives the Tigers, the Big Red, and the Penn Quakers even records in the Ivy League and the chance for any one of them to clinch the Ivy League Title.
Princeton came out strong in the first half, ending it with a 6-3 lead. Goals came from sophomore attack Allie Rogers, freshman midfielder Tess D'Orsi, junior attack Colby Chanenchuk, and a hat trick from senior midfielder Olivia Hompe. Kathryn Hallett opened the second half with a goal right off the bat, but the Big Red responded with 5-1 run to tie the game 8-8 at 11:21. Sophomore midfielder Elizabeth George put Princeton back on the board, but Cornell responded with three straight goals that gave them their first lead of the game. Despite the fact that Cornell goalie Renee Poullott was having an incredible game, D'Orsi scored her 34th goal of the season at 2:37. Then, with three seconds left into the game, senior midfielder Anna Doherty sent a Hail Mary pass 40 yards across the field to Olivia Hompe who took it to the goal and tied the game.
The game went into overtime and despite seven shots on goal by the Tigers, both teams remained scoreless. In the second overtime, Hompe tried once again to put the Tigers at an advantage, but was double teamed. She was forced toss the ball to Chanenchuk, who completed the game with a hat trick by scoring the game winner for the Tigers.
The next time the Tigers play will be this coming Saturday at the Class of 1952 Stadium against Columbia at 1 p.m. This will be Princeton’s regular-season finale and a chance for the Tigers to win a share of the Ivy League Title.