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Carter Named Ivy League Player of the Week Again

Erin Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erin Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Senior Back Scored Game-Winner in Upset at No. 14 Northwestern

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), who scored the game-winning goal in Yale's historic 3-2 upset at No. 14 Northwestern, has been named Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season. Carter, Yale's captain, established a career high in points by scoring that goal, and she leads the team in goals and points this year (8-3-19).

Carter also led Yale defensively, as the Bulldogs kept Wildcats midfielder Chelsea Armstrong in check. Armstrong entered the day with 48 points (21 goals and six assists) in 15 games, but scored just one goal Sunday.

By the time Armstrong scored there was only 1:43 left in the game and Yale had a 3-1 lead, as Carter's goal at 49:52 off a penalty corner broke a 1-1 tie and senior back Taylor Sankovich (Short Hills, N.J.) scored at 53:58. The win was Yale's first victory over a top-15 team in head coach Pam Stuper's time at Yale (eight years as an assistant coach, six+ years as a head coach).

Carter extended her games played streak to 62 and her games started streak to 59 over the weekend. Her previous Ivy League Player of the Week selection came on Sept. 13, after an eight-point weekend (3-2-8) against Hofstra and Albany.

A graduate of Perkiomen Valley High, Carter was a second team All-Mideast selection and first team All-Ivy League selection last season.

Yale (5-6, 2-1 Ivy League) hosts Dartmouth and Fairfield at Johnson Field this weekend.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity