Knickerbocker Roundup: Can We Get Our Quarter Back? Edition
Written by Abby Rubel
Who’ll play quarterback this weekend? What’s up with the soccer team? How many Cornell players does it take to change a lightbulb? Sports Editor Abby Rubel only answers one of those questions in this week’s sports preview.
Football: The Lions (1-0) will take travel to Georgetown (1-2) on Saturday to take on the Hoyas at 2:00 pm. Last year, the Lions triumphed 35-14 to start their season 2-0. They’ll look to do the same this weekend. There’s still a question mark at the quarterback position, though. Josh Bean suffered a concussion in last week’s win over Central Connecticut State, and although Dillon Davis played most of the game after Bean left, he’s not confirmed to start on Saturday. The Lions have six quarterbacks other than Bean on their roster, but only Davis and first-year Ty Lenhart saw gameplay last week.
Men’s Soccer: The Blue and White (3-1-1) will look to win their fourth game in a row at Fordham (3-1-2) tonight at 7:00 pm. After starting their season with three wins in a row, Fordham has struggled in recent weeks, drawing against two teams before losing their most recent game. Goalie Dylan Castanheira’s shutout last weekend, his 22nd of his career and second of the season, puts him in the number two spot in career shutouts for the Lions. He’s played every minute of every game so far.
Volleyball: The Lions (6-4) will take on Cornell (5-5) in their Ivy opener on Saturday at 2:00 pm. After a successful 3-1 weekend, the Light Blue has faced off against the Big Red in their last 18 Ivy openers. They haven’t played a different team since Dartmouth in 1999. In the last nine years, the Lions are 7-2, although they dropped last year’s opener in Ithaca. Columbia’s 6-4 record puts it at fourth in the Ivy League, behind 7-4 Princeton and just ahead of 5-4 Harvard. All Ivy teams have conference matches this weekend.
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