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Nov

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel takes a break from frantically refreshing SSOL to check in with Columbia Athletics.

Men’s Tennis: Sophomore Jack Lin and senior William Matheson were seeded first going into the ITA Fall Championships, but they were knocked out of the consolation bracket after losing to Constant De La Bassetiere and Gabriel Nemeth of Penn State. After defeating South Carolina’s Yancy Dennis and Paul Jubb, Lin and Matheson won in a walkover against a team from Baylor. Junior Jackie Tang, the other Columbia player at the tournament, lost his both of his matches.

Men’s Soccer: Columbia (10-5-1, 5-2 Ivy) lost to Cornell (11-6, 4-3 Ivy) 2-1 on Saturday, finishing in second place in the Ivy League. Princeton lost to Yale, but the Columbia loss allowed them to claim the Ivy title regardless. Senior goalie Dylan Castanheira ended his career one game short of the Ivy record for career shutouts, but now holds the record for lowest goals against average at .513, beating the previous record of .75. The Lions took the lead against the Big Red in the 59th minute with a goal from junior John Denis. With under 20 minutes left in the game, Cornell tied the game. After two saves from Castanheira, the match went to overtime. The Big Red scored the winning goal in less than four minutes.

Cross Country: The women’s team placed first this weekend at the NCAA Regionals out of a field of 34 teams. Seniors Libby Kokes and Erin Gregoire finished fourth and seventh, respectively, followed by junior Katie Wasserman in eighth and sophomore Maria Kogan in ninth. The men’s team placed eighth, with one runner, sophomore Dominic Dyer, placing in the top thirty. Both teams will head to the NCAA Championships next weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Oct

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I look at this and I get tired thinking about how much they have to run.

Bwogger Elizabeth Burton is taking over the sports recap this week. Please bear with us, she only recently learned that Columbia has an athletics department.

Volleyball: The Lions (9-10, 3-6 Ivy) lost both matches 0-3 over the weekend.

Against Harvard (10-8, 5-4 Ivy), they lost by only four points in the first set. The margin increased as the match continued with scores of 25-19 and 25-18. There were still highlights on the Columbia side: Isa Lamus tied the season-high in blocks with seven.  At Dartmouth (8-12, 4-6 Ivy), the match was more varied. The Lions suffered in the first two sets, losing by 12 and 13 points. They recovered in the third, but they fell two points short of winning the set.

Cross Country: Both the Columbia Cross-Country teams competed in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Princeton. Despite the rain and cold, the Women’s team one their second consecutive title, and the Men’s team finished in fifth place. For the women, seniors Erin Gregoire and Libby Kokes finished second and fourth, respectively. On the men’s side, Kenny Vasbinder earned a second team All-Ivy position and a ninth place finish.

Men’s Soccer: Columbia (8-4-1, 4-1 Ivy) won an important game against Yale (6-5-1, 1-2-2 Ivy) this weekend. The final score was 2-1 with Columbia scoring both its goals in the first half. In the first 90 seconds, Kynan Rocks shot and barely missed, but it was saved by Dylan Mott for the first goal of the game. The other goal was scored by Vana Markarian. This game helped the Lions to advance three points in the Ivy rankings, and they are now second in the League.

Sep

18

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Marquavious Moore selfishly keeps the football to himself.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel gives you a preview of fall sports in case you need to impress anyone with your knowledge of Columbia Athletics.

Football: Last year, the Lions finally showed us that they’re capable of having a winning record. After decades of disappointment, the Lions went 8-2, tying for second place with Dartmouth and trailing first-place Yale by only one game.

Some at Columbia were actually disappointed with the team’s success, bemoaning the new emphasis on athletics the victories seemed to indicate and arguing that a losing team is part of Columbia’s culture. Alumni of the team emphatically disagreed, with former quarterback John Witkowski calling that attitude “disgusting.”

Notable losses from last year include starting quarterback Anders Hill, who had a 63% passing success rate and 16 passing touchdowns last season. The Lions planned to start sophomore Josh Bean at quarterback, but he sustained a concussion in Saturday’s game against Central Connecticut State and it’s unclear how many games that will cost him. Fellow sophomore Dillon Davis stepped in to finish the game and excelled, leading the team to a 41-24 victory. But Davis didn’t do much last season—no stats that made the cumulative season statistics—and will need to grow quite a bit into his new role if he is the new starting quarterback.

Much of the team’s success can be attributed to Head Coach Al Bagnoli, who took over from Pete Mangurian in 2015. The team improved to 2-8 from 0-7 in his first year. Last year’s success seems to indicate that a radical shift has been made in the team’s culture — a shift which could propel them to further success this year.

If you care about more than football, other teams are previewed after the jump!

May

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Chad prepares his shot.

You’re heading into finals, but the frats are heading into the Interfrat Beer Pong Conference Finals. Bwog Sports brings you the events of this week. Remember to root for your favorites!

Sig Ep: Jack and Craig (12-3, 6-1 Sig Ep) defeated Greg and Jonathan (8-7, 4-3 Sig Ep) last night. Although Jack and Craig just started playing together this season, they’ve been dominating the field. This week’s win extends their five-game win streak, and they’re looking hot going into the Interfrat Conference finals this weekend having won the Sig Ep league by two whole games. Greg and Jonathan, the second place finishers in Sig Ep, hoped to tie Jack and Craig to force a tiebreaker tonight. But, early on, Craig hit fire and then scored three additional cups, putting him and Jack up six cups to two. Greg and Jonathan never recovered and although Greg hit his redemption shot, Jonathan missed his by a mile, ending the game and their season.

Sig Nu: Tyler and Logan (2-13, 1-6 Sig Nu) upset Jake and Charles (10-5, 4-3 Sig Nu) last night. Jake and Charles, fresh off a tough win Monday night at Lamda, started the game strong, hitting three cups in a row. Tyler and Logan went cupless for most of the game, and it wasn’t until they had only two cups left that Tyler decided to go for broke with a behind-the-back toss towards the rear cup. Against all odds, the ping pong ball floated into the pool of beer and Charles was forced to drink. After that, the tide turned—Tyler and Logan hit cup after cup and Jake and Charles got sloppier and sloppier. Although neither team will be in the finals this weekend, Tyler and Logan will both be back next year after a whole summer spent improving their best strength—a high tolerance for terrible beer.

Sig Chi: Chad and Michael (6-9, 7-0 Sig Chi) beat Alex and Luke (5-10, 5-2 Sig Chi) in the final Sig Chi tournament of the semester on Tuesday. Chad and Michael have dominated the Sig Chi league this year, winning all of their games in less than 15 minutes. Alex and Luke kept it close until the final minutes, when Michael and Chad each scored on their turn and forced a re-rack. They’re seeded last going into the finals this weekend, but Michael’s game in particular has been improving in the second half of the season. He and Chad haven’t lost a game since their embarrassing loss to a pair of Carmen residents back in early March.

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Apr

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Sports Editor Abby Rubel supports the achievements of Columbia Athletics because they generally did well this weekend.

The faces of champions.

Men’s Tennis: The Lions (17-4, 6-1 Ivy) defeated Cornell (10-11, 3-4 Ivy) 4-0 to earn a piece of the Ivy title along with Dartmouth. Columbia took the doubles point thanks to a win from first-year Jack Lin and junior William Matheson. Three singles victories from Lin, fellow first-year Austen Huang, and sophomore Adam Ambrozy sealed the win for Columbia. Dartmouth (20-5, 6-1 Ivy) already clinched the Ivy’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, but Columbia could earn an at-large bid on Tuesday. This is the fifth consecutive Ivy title for men’s tennis.

Softball: Columbia (21-19, 13-8 Ivy) went 2-1 in their series against Cornell (13-23, 8-10 Ivy), but that wasn’t good enough to send them to the Ivy League Championship series. Saturday’s games were both blowouts—Columbia took them 15-10 and 15-7. Four different players hit home runs in the first game, including a two-run homer from first-year Maria Pagane that rounded out an eight-run third inning. The Lions had similar success in game two, scoring seven runs in the third and holding on for the victory. Game three was a heartbreaking 10-9 loss in the eighth inning. Cornell struck out all three Columbia players in the top of the inning before scoring a walk-off run.

Lightweight Rowing: All four varsity eight teams came in first on Saturday. The varsity eight held a commanding five second lead despite a 4-8 mile per hour headwind. The second and third varsity eights won by almost ten seconds each, and the fourth varsity eight led by four seconds. The second varsity remains undefeated, while the first varsity added to its win streak, which is now at four. Lightweight rowing has next weekend off before the EARC Sprints.

Baseball: lost 3-2, won 20-4, won 8-6 against Penn
Lacrosse: lost 22-16 against Princeton
Women’s Rowing: Varsity eight finished fourth at EAWRC Sprints
Heavyweight Rowing: Varsity eight came in fourth against George Washington, Navy, and Hobart

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Apr

27

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Ready for anything

Classes are almost over, the strike is (maybe) almost over, and most Columbia teams are finishing up their regular season! 

Men’s Tennis: If Columbia (16-4, 5-1 Ivy) wins at Cornell (10-10, 3-3 Ivy) on Saturday at 1 pm, they’ll split the Ivy title with Dartmouth (20-5, 6-1 Ivy). Dartmouth, however, has already clinched the Ivy’s automatic berth to the NCAA championships thanks to a victory over Columbia on April 15, which snapped the Light Blue’s 22-match conference win streak. Columbia has won the Ivy title for the past four years, although it was shared with Cornell and Harvard last year. Dartmouth hasn’t won a title since 1997 and has only ever won three titles. Columbia and Cornell both dominated last weekend, winning both matches.

Softball: The Lions (19-18, 11-7 Ivy) will face off against Cornell (12-21, 7-8 Ivy) this weekend to determine if they’ll head to the Ivy League Championship Series. Right now, the Lions are in third place behind Harvard and Dartmouth. Only the top two teams go to the series. Harvard also ends its regular season this weekend, while Dartmouth will also play a series against Brown next weekend. The Light Blue will need to have a better record than at least one of those teams to go to the series; they lose a head-to-head record tiebreaker. Regardless of what happens this weekend, the Lions are guaranteed their first winning record in program history.

Lightweight Rowing: The crew team will row its last race of the regular season on Saturday with a home race against Drexel. Following last weekend’s victory over Dartmouth, the varsity eight has won all official cup races this season for the second time ever, and the first time since 2003. Drexel’s varsity eight lost to both Temple and Saint Joseph’s last weekend in the Bergen Cup race. They also lost to Columbia last season in the first two varsity races, but were triumphant in the third.

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Apr

23

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LOOK AT THOSE PANTS!

Columbia had a rough weekend. Sports Editor Abby Rubel gives you the deets.

Men’s Golf: The Lions performed poorly this weekend, finishing in last place at the Ivy League Championships with a score of 944. Yale took first place since the first time since 2011 with a score of 880. Columbia particularly struggled in the first round, scoring 332 where the other teams scored in the low 300s. (Princeton, which came in seventh place, scored the next-highest with 319.) And because their second and third round scores were on par with the other Ancient Eight teams, they couldn’t catch up. Individually, first-year Arjun Puri lead the team with a score of 24 over par.

Women’s Golf: The women’s team had a successful weekend at the Ivy League Championships, coming in fourth thanks to a strong performance from senior Nancy Xu. Xu tied for seventh place individually and shot a 73 on Saturday, keeping Columbia’s score that day low and putting the team within range of third-place Brown. But Brown shot 303 on Sunday to Columbia’s 307—good enough to hang on to fourth place but not good enough to catch the Bruins. Princeton won the tournament after a tie-breaker hole with Harvard.

Heavyweight Rowing: Columbia lost the race for the Doc Lusins Trophy for the eighth year in a row on Saturday. The Lions came in third place in all three of the day’s races, losing to both Boston University (the current holder of the trophy) and Syracuse. In the Varsity Eight race, Boston beat out Syracuse by just half a second, while Columbia came in eight seconds later. The other two races went similarly poorly, with the Light Blue coming in third by five or more seconds each time.

Men’s Lightweight Rowing: beat Cornell and MIT, beat Dartmouth
Baseball: won 2-0, lost 10-5, lost 7-6 against Princeton
Softball: won 9-1, won 9-0, lost 9-0 against Princeton
Men’s Tennis: won 4-0 at Brown, won 4-0 at Yale
Women’s Tennis: won 5-2 against Brown, won 6-1 against Yale
Lacrosse: won 14-12 against Brown

Apr

20

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(And also rowing edition.)

Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you this week’s sports update, before you enjoy your 4/20 too much to remember it.

Men’s Golf: The Ivy League Championships got underway this morning at 10:00. The tournament will continue tomorrow and Sunday at 9:00 am each day. The Lions won the tournament most recently in 2014, although the team came in seventh place last year. (Harvard won.) Senior Joshua Suh, sophomore Nick Brisebois, and first-years Dan Terrell, John Robertson, and Arjun Puri will compete for the Light Blue. The Lions had a tough schedule before this, which Head Coach Rich Mueller hopes will pay off in the tournament. The winning team will head to the NCAA Championships.

Women’s Golf: The women’s team is also competing at the Ivy League Championships this weekend. They teed off at 8:30 am this morning and will start at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Princeton dominated the tournament and the Lions came in third, thanks in part to a fifth-place individual performance from then-senior Jackie Chulya. The Lions have only won one title (2007) since they started competing in 2004. Competing for Columbia will be senior Nancy Xu, junior captain Amy Ding, sophomore Emily Chu, and first-years Katie Lee, Qingyi Symba Xu, and Kim Chiang.

Heavyweight Rowing: Columbia will compete for the Doc Lusins Trophy on Saturday against Boston University, currently ranked ninth. They’ll also race against Syracuse University, currently ranked 14th, although Syracuse does not compete for the trophy. Doc Lusins was captain of Columbia’s heavyweight rowing team in 1959, and the trophy was established in 2003 by his son who rowed for Boston. Boston has beaten Columbia for the trophy seven years in a row.

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Apr

16

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This image just resonates with me.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel stops tanning to bring you the latest from Athletics.

Baseball: The Lions (12-21, 8-4 Ivy) swept Brown (7-19, 3-9 Ivy) this weekend in Rhode Island. Columbia is now second in the Ivy League standings, a game behind Harvard. Brown remained in seventh place. The Lions dominated the first game 8-2. Brown attempted a comeback in the bottom of the ninth with the score 8-1, but only scored once. The second game was closer: a 5-4 win for the Lions. Brown took the lead in the bottom of the fifth partly thanks to a fielding error, making the score 4-1. But Columbia came back in the top of the seventh, scoring three runs to tie the game. A bunt from sophomore Julian Bury in the top of the ninth pushed a runner home and the Lions held the Bruins scoreless in the bottom of the inning to win the game. That trend continued through the last game, which Columbia won 2-0.

Men’s Tennis: Columbia’s undefeated streak ended Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Dartmouth, following a 4-1 victory over Harvard the day before. Columbia only lost the doubles point to Harvard, winning four of six singles matches. The other two were unfinished, including Victor Pham’s match. Pham also lost his match on Sunday in two sets, as did Jackie Tang. Columbia’s points came from doubles, where they won two of three matches, leaving the third unfinished. Junior William Matheson and first-year Austen Huang rounded out the Light Blue’s points, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Crimson.

Track and Field: The Lions were highly successful at both the Ocean State Invitational and the Metropolitan Championships. Although team scores are not available for the former, the Light Blue recorded a number of individual victories. Senior Nell Crosby came in first place in the 3000 meter steeplechase and the women had three other top finishes. Sam Ritz won the men’s mile race with a time of 4:03.45. Both the men’s and women’s team came in fifth out of a field of 13 teams. Highlights include victories in the triple jump and pole vault for the men and in the triple jump, long jump, pole vault, and high jump for the women. The triple jump and long jump wins both belong to sophomore Maryam Hassan. The Lions also took the top three spots in the women’s 100 meter hurdles.

Softball: won 8-2, 7-0, 5-3 at Brown
Men’s Golf: 10th place out of 12 teams at the Penn State Invitational
Men’s Lightweight Rowing: beat Yale and Penn
Men’s Heavyweight Rowing: beat Penn, lost to Yale
Lacrosse: lost 19-4 at Penn
Women’s Tennis: lost 4-3 at Harvard, lost 4-3 at Dartmouth

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Apr

13

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Rumor has it he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you the latest from the far-off land of Columbia Athletics.

Baseball: Columbia (9-20, 5-4 Ivy) will take on Brown (7-16, 3-6 Ivy) this weekend in Rhode Island. The first two games of the series will take place on Friday, with the last game on Saturday. The Lions currently sit at four in the Ivy standings; the Bears are in seventh place. Although Columbia hasn’t done well in the past week, losing their series against Dartmouth and a midweek game against Monmouth, they’ve won their last 10 games against Brown, starting their streak in 2013. Brown has also struggled, going 1-2 against Princeton and losing their own midweek game.

Men’s Tennis: The Lions (13-3, 2-0 Ivy) will take on Harvard (19-3, 3-0 Ivy) and Dartmouth (16-5, 2-1 Ivy) in their final home matches of the season on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Columbia is currently ranked 15th nationally and second in the Ivies (behind only Harvard). Last year, Harvard beat Columbia in an upset, snapping a 28-game Ivy win streak. The Lions still have their 22-game win streak for home conference games to defend. Dartmouth is less of a threat to the Lions despite their 2-1 record; the Light Blue have won 16 of their last 18 matches.

Track and Field: Columbia’s track and field team will split itself between two meets this weekend: the Ocean State Invitational in Princeton and the Metropolitan Championships in East Brunswick, which both start on Friday. The women’s relays did particularly well last week, as did the men’s steeplechase.

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Apr

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Such concentration…

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Sports Editor Abby Rubel tears herself away from the Calvin Trillin books she bought this weekend to bring you the latest from Columbia Athletics.

Baseball: Columbia (9-19, 5-4 Ivy) fell to fourth place in the Ivy rankings this weekend, going 1-2 against Dartmouth (7-14-1, 3-2-1 Ivy). On Saturday, the Lions lost 5-4. The Big Green scored their five runs early—one in the first inning and four in the second—to take a 5-1 lead into the third. Columbia scored twice in the fourth and once in the seventh, but couldn’t take the lead. Sunday’s first game was a tough 10-4 loss, including a seven-run Dartmouth rally in the third thanks to a poor throw home from pitcher Ben Wereski. But the Lions came back in the afternoon to win 12-3. Two home runs from junior Chandler Bengston, a three-run homer in the sixth and another in the eighth, put the game away for the Lions.

Men’s Tennis: The Lions won both matches this weekend, beating Penn 4-2 on Friday and Princeton 4-0 on Sunday. Columbia beat Penn in all three doubles matches and three singles matches to clinch the victory, although first-years Jack Lin and Rian Pandole lost their matches for the Lions’ only losses of the weekend. Columbia dominated Princeton on Sunday, winning two out of three doubles matches and three singles matches to clinch the victory. (All the other matches were unfinished.) Columbia remains tied with Harvard at the top of the Ivy League charts; both teams are undefeated.

Women’s Tennis: Columbia split the weekend’s matches, winning 4-3 against Penn but losing 6-1 at Princeton. The Lions lost two of three doubles matches, but made up for that with four singles victories, including a three-set win from junior Sarah Hu. Both Columbia and Princeton were undefeated going into Sunday’s match, but the Tigers quickly pulled ahead, winning two doubles matches (the third was unfinished) and all but one singles match. The Light Blue’s only win came from first-year Jennifer Kerr.

Women’s Golf: currently in second place at the Picciotto Invite
Men’s Golf: 10th out of 12 teams at the Princeton Invitational
Men’s Lightweight Rowing: beat Navy in WIT Cup, beat Georgetown, lost to Harvard at Boston
Men’s Heavyweight Rowing: lost to Penn and Princeton in Childs Cup
Softball: lost 5-4, won 6-1, lost 3-1 against Harvard
Women’s Rowing: fourth place in Ivy League Invite
Lacrosse: won 12-10 at Yale

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Apr

6

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I thought we said NO CAPES.

While you’re enjoying Bacchanal (or shivering your butt off), Columbia’s teams are busy taking on Ivy opponents.

Baseball: The Lions (8-18, 4-2 Ivy) head up to Hanover this weekend to take on Dartmouth (5-13, 1-1-1 Ivy) in their first conference roadtrip of the season. Columbia is currently tied with Yale for first place; the Bulldogs will take on last-place Cornell this weekend. The Lions are coming off a midweek 7-6 win against St. Johns, while the Big Green haven’t played since going 1-1-1 against Penn last weekend. Although Dartmouth swept Columbia last year, the Light Blue are in a much better position to take the series this weekend.

Men’s Tennis: Columbia travels to Penn (12-9, 1-0 Ivy) today for its first Ivy game of the season at 2 pm, then plays a home match against Princeton (15-8, 0-1 Ivy) on Sunday at 1 pm. The 11-3 Lions are ranked 15th going into the weekend and have dominated both teams in previous seasons. Penn and Princeton both opened conference play last weekend, when Penn beat Princeton 6-1.

Women’s Tennis: After a resounding victory over defending Ivy League Champion Cornell last weekend, women’s tennis (9-5, 1-0 Ivy) takes on Penn (7-9, 0-1 Ivy) today at 1 pm and travels to Princeton (13-3, 1-0 Ivy) on Sunday for another 1 pm game. Last weekend, Princeton took down Penn 5-2 in their conference openers.

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Apr

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Honestly can’t tell which team is Columbia.

Take a break from stressing about housing with this week’s sports recap.

Baseball: The Lions went 2-1 again this weekend against Harvard. After an 11-6 loss on Saturday morning, the Light Blue went into the afternoon game ready to prove themselves. Junior Joe Engel hit a single to the pitcher to score the Lions’ first run in the bottom of the first, but otherwise Harvard kept Columbia scoreless until the bottom of the third when Randell Kanemaru opened the inning with a home run. Columbia dominated after that, defeating the Crimson 7-1. Sunday’s game was closer, but still a 9-6 victory for the Lions. Kanemaru and teammate Liam McGill currently lead the Ivy league in slugging percentage.

Women’s Tennis: Columbia beat Cornell 6-1 on Saturday. The Lions took two of the three doubles matches (the third was unfinished), and all but one of the singles matches. Although first year Sarah Rahman dropped her match 6-4, 6-4, in the middle of the day’s match, Columbia didn’t let Cornell win another match. This is a marked improvement from last year, when Cornell beat Columbia 7-0 and went on to tie for the Ivy title.

Men’s Tennis: The Blue and White defeated Buffalo 7-0 on Friday to improve their record to 11-3 overall, with conference play starting next week. Columbia went 2-1 in the doubles matches thanks to a close victory from sophomore Adam Ambrozy and senior Michal Rolski. The singles victories included a 6-0, 6-4 win from sophomore Jackie Tang, currently ranked 44th in the nation.

Women’s Golf: lost to Princeton, beat Penn in Match Madness Tournament
Men’s Lightweight Rowing: beat Princeton by 1.1 seconds
Men’s Heavyweight Rowing: came in second out of four teams in Alumni Cup (lost to Dartmouth by six seconds)
Softball: lost 5-4, won 3-2, lost 5-4 at Dartmouth

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Mar

30

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Why are you fraternizing with the enemy?!

Sports Editor Abby Rubel interrupts your Easter, Passover, or sleep to bring you the latest from Columbia Athletics. 

Baseball: The Lions (2-1 Ivy, 5-17 overall) will play a three-game series against Harvard this weekend following an 8-7 loss to Manhattan on Tuesday. The Crimson are 8-11 after a two-game losing streak against Furman; the series against Columbia will be their conference opener. Harvard’s number one task will be to shut down Randell Kanemaru, Columbia’s sometimes-shortstop, sometimes-third baseman, and consistently phenomenal hitter. Historically, the Lions have slightly outperformed the Bulldogs, winning nine of the last 10 games between them.

Women’s Tennis: Women’s tennis will open their Ivy season on Saturday with a 1:00 pm game against Cornell at home. The 8-5 Lions are coming off a two-game winning streak against Florida Atlantic and LIU Brooklyn. Cornell (6-7) is coming off a two-game losing streak against much tougher teams. The Big Red tied for the Ivy title last year and beat Columbia 7-0.

Men’s Tennis: The Lions are ranked at number 13 nationally this week, up from 17 last week despite a 4-0 loss to TCU two weeks ago. Buffalo dropped its last two games to Cornell and Harvard for a 7-7 overall record. Junior Victor Pham is back in action this weekend, just in time to warm up for next week’s conference opener.

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Mar

26

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Hats off to the fencing team!

In case you blocked (or blacked) out this weekend from your memory, Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you up to date on Columbia’s sports teams.

Fencing: Columbia took second place at the NCAA Championships this weekend. They scored 170 points, 15 behind first-place Notre Dame and 23 ahead of third-place Ohio State. Although a team championship eluded the Lions, junior Iman Blow became the third individual NCAA Champion in Columbia women’s foil history. Sophomore Sam Moelis was a runner-up champion, losing a tough final bout to Notre Dame’s Nick Itkin.

Lacrosse: Columbia improved to 1-3 in conference play with a 14-13 victory over Harvard on Sunday. After establishing a two-point lead in the first half, Columbia expanded their lead in the second. With just under 11 minutes to go in the game, the Lions led 14-8. The Bulldogs came back, scoring five points in the next nine minutes to narrow the gap to one, but the Light Blue held on to claim their first conference victory of the season.

Baseball: The Lions went 2-1 this weekend against Yale’s Bulldogs, winning their first two games 11-10 and 6-5. They lost the afternoon game on Sunday 8-2. In the first game of the set, the Lions were behind 5-4 heading into the ninth. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the inning to lead 10-4, but a series of singles from the Lions coupled with a walk and a fielding error allowed them to score seven runs and claim the victory. The second game was also close, although Columbia took the lead in the fourth inning and didn’t give it up. The offense struggled in the final game of the series, recording only eight hits against senior pitcher Eric Brodkowitz, who pitched the majority of the game.

Women’s Tennis: won 4-1 against LIU Brooklyn
Men’s Heavyweight Rowing: won against Rutgers
Softball: won 8-2, 4-1, lost 8-6 against Yale

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