What Happened In Columbia Sports
Written by Abby Rubel
Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you up-to-date on Columbia Athletics, just in case you slept through the whole weekend after staying up way late on Friday.
Archery: Results have yet to be announced.
Men’s Tennis: Despite missing their star player, Jackie Tang, the men’s tennis team defeated Vanderbilt 4-3, including three straight victories in singles. The team remains undefeated going into another home match next week against Ole Miss.
Women’s Squash: Women’s squash split their matches this weekend, losing to Yale 5-4 but defeating Brown 8-1 the next day. Columbia remains at number 6, now a full game behind Yale. The Bulldogs hung onto their undefeated record against the Lions, but only by the skin of their teeth. The Lions will likely remain competitive next year, as two of Columbia’s four victories came from first-years, including Habiba Mohamed, who’s hard-fought match against Brown was the Lions’ only lost in that match-up.
Honorable mention: Men’s basketball’s nail-biting win 83-76 against Harvard on Friday. Quinton Adlesh had a game-high 20 points, and four other Lions went to double digits. Between Patrick Tape’s spectacular dunks (is he the new Conor Voss?) and Adlesh’s excellent 55% completion rate on three pointers, the Lions came back from a 15-point deficit in the first half to defeat the Crimson. The lead only changed once—once the Lions came back, they dominated. They also defeated Dartmouth on Saturday 77-74.
Track and Field: women came in third, men came in fifth at the Metropolitan Championships in Staten Island
Women’s Tennis: won 5-2 away against Penn State
Women’s Basketball: lost 85-67 at Harvard, lost 88-65 at Dartmouth
Men’s Swimming and Diving: won 162-134 against Dartmouth
Wrestling: lost 35-5 at Cornell
Men’s Squash: won 6-3 at Yale, won 8-1 at Brown
Women’s Swimming and Diving: won 175-114 against Dartmouth
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