What’s Happening In Columbia Sports

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Hopefully the women’s squash team is this chipper on Sunday.

You may not understand sports, but Bwog thankfully has someone who can. Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here with the DL on Columbia Athletics. 

Women’s squash: Women’s squash, currently ranked sixth nationally, will head to Harvard on Friday for Nationals (officially “The Howe Cup”). The Lions will face third-ranked Trinity first at 1:30 pm, which will determine whether they head for the semi-finals or the consolation bracket and whether they face the winner or the loser of the Princeton-Penn match. In their five matchups, Columbia has never beaten Trinity, including a 9-0 loss in January.

Lacrosse: The Lions will play their season opener against nationally-ranked Navy on Saturday at 11:00 am in Annapolis. Last season, they tied for fifth in the Ivy League with a 2-5 conference record and a 7-8 record overall. Princeton, Penn, and Cornell dominated the league—tying for first with a 6-1 conference record. Princeton came out on top at the Ivy League Tournament and is favored to win again according to an poll; Columbia was ranked sixth. The Lions will have to improve significantly to be competitive this season, and it all starts on Saturday.

Basketball: Columbia basketball has a busy weekend with two double headers. On Friday, both teams face Penn, with the women’s game at 4:00 pm and the men’s game at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, it’s the same schedule against Princeton. Because neither team is doing well (the women are 1-7 Ivy, the men 2-5) and the Ivy calendar is coming to an end, they’re running out of time to redeem themselves. They probably won’t, but at least you’ll get to see Camille Zimmerman and Mike Smith do their thing.

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