Knickerbocker Recap: It Was Tight Edition
Written by Abby Rubel
Sports Editor Abby Rubel livens up your Monday with tales from the field. And court.
Football: The Lions improved to 2-0 this weekend in a 23-15 victory over 1-3 Georgetown. Sophomore Dillon Davis started at quarterback and went 16-30 on passes for 201 yards and one touchdown. Senior kicker Chris Alleyne made three field goals, a career high. After scoring 10 points in the first quarter, the Lions were scoreless for the rest of the half, despite plenty of opportunities in the second half. Two field goals in the third quarter put the Light Blue up 23-0, but the Hoyas surged in the fourth quarter, intercepting the football to score on two consecutive drives. They threatened to score again with less than five minutes to go, but a six-yard sack from sophomore defensive lineman Ogonna Oraedu on fourth and goal gave the Lions the ball and the game.
Men’s Soccer: The Light Blue (3-2-1) lost 1-0 to Fordham (4-1-2) over the weekend. Fordham’s lone goal came in the first half from the feet of Fordham senior Janos Loebe. Only two of the Lions’ shots 15 shots were on goal. Nor were the Light Blue successful on their nine corner kicks. Columbia remains fourth in the Ivy League heading into conference play next weekend, behind Penn and ahead of Princeton. They’ll take on 3-3 Brown next weekend.
Volleyball: Columbia (6-5, 0-1 Ivy) lost to Cornell (6-5, 1-0 Ivy) 1-3 on Saturday in their Ivy opener. Each of the four sets was tight—23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-27—but the Lions failed to capitalize on slim leads in the first and fourth sets. First-year Emily Teehan had another phenomenal match, posting 10 digs and 11 kills for her fifth double-double this year. Junior Chichi Ikwuazom led the defense with seven blocks. The Lions will look to improve their Ivy record next weekend with a pair of home matches against Dartmouth and Harvard.
Women’s Tennis: 1 doubles title, 1 singles finalist at Cissie Leary Tournament
Field Hockey: won 4-2 at Brown, won 2-1 against Bryant
Women’s Soccer: won 2-1 against Cornell
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