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Gabe Stefanini has grown beyond Mr. Peanutbutter.

In honor of there only being one day of classes this week, there are only two sports in this weeks recap, brought to you by Sports Editor Abby Rubel.

Swimming and Diving: Women’s swimming and diving defeated Princeton 160-140 on Friday, handing the Tigers their first dual-meet loss of the season. The Lions won 11 of 16 events, including an eight-win streak that kicked off the meet. Halfway through the meet, Columbia held a commanding 98-52 lead. Princeton started coming back, taking victories in the one-meter dive, 100 free, 200 back, and 200 breast, and trimmed Columbia’s lead to 18 points. But a victory in the 200 free relay clinched the meet for the Lions. Men’s swimming and diving lost to Princeton the next day, going down 161.5-138.5. Sophomore diver Jonathan Suckow had a phenomenal day, setting records in the three and one meter dives. Columbia also won the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter butterfly, and 50-meter freestyle. With three events remaining in the meet, Columbia trailed 126.5-118.5, but a win from first-year Jonas Kistorp in the 100 fly wasn’t enough to take the lead for Columbia and the Tigers proved victorious.

Men’s Basketball: Columbia improved to 3-6 this weekend, winning games against Bryant 90-68 at home and beating Iona 74-71 at Madison Square Garden. Sophomore Gabe Stefanini led the team with 26 points, including hitting three of four three-pointers and 10-13 field goals. Senior Quinton Adlesh scored 20 points from the bench and hit four consecutive three-pointers in the second half. Junior guard Mike Smith was absent from the contest against Iona due to injury, but the Lions managed to take the lead in the last minutes and hang on. The Lions led 32-30 going into halftime, but the second half proved contentious, featuring three lead changes. With 3:43 left, Iona led 62-61. A jumper from Adlesh and a layup from Stefanini gave Columbia the lead for the last time, and with less than a minute to go the Lions went five of six on free throws to clinch the victory.

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PresBei > DSpar.

Columbia and Barnard Association of Women in Math hosted Barnard President Sian Beilock yesterday. President Beilock discussed her research, which is focused on how anxiety affects math ability and how to decrease math-related anxiety. Sports Editor Abby Rubel, who is neutral about math herself, attended the talk.

Beilock opened her talk by telling the small audience how excited she was to give it. She “was really excited that this was my end-of-day activity,” she said. Her enthusiasm was palpable, and she spoke passionately about her research, but made sure to put it in terms that a layperson (or English major) could understand.

She first described the general area of her research. Usually, Beilock said, cognitive scientists study what happens when we perform at our best. Her research, on the other hand, focuses on what happens when we don’t, especially in academic math and science environments which commonly cause the most anxiety in students. She then emphasized the key point of her talk: that there is something about anxiety that robs people of their ability to perform at their best. It’s not just about the content, she said, it’s also how the material is taught.

Next, Beilock introduced the main questions her research sought to address. First, she said, “You hear all the time, ‘I’m not a math person.’ Where does that come from? What makes it socially acceptable?” Unfortunately, the rest of her talk did not address these questions, but this line of thinking led Beilock to ask if math anxiety exists even in young kids, and what if anything makes math different. The remainder of her talk focused on these questions.

Answers and hypotheses after the jump!



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Did Brown dye its pool Pantone 292?

Sports Editor Abby Rubel is pleased to bring you the latest dispatch from the wild Pantone 292-blue yonder.

Men’s and Women’s Squash: Both the men’s and women’s team went 3-0 this weekend, triumphing over Williams, University of Virginia, and Cornell. The women went 9-0 against Williams on Friday, but struggled against Virginia on Saturday. In the last matches of the day, though, they powered through and won six matches to three. The men fared better, winning 9-1. Seven of their nine wins came in only three sets. Both squads went 6-3 against Cornell in the first Ivy match-up of the season. The Big Red’s women’s team was ranked eighth nationally going into the weekend, and their men’s squad sat at 18th.

Men’s Swimming and Diving: Columbia took second place at the Bruno Invite this weekend. Their 11 victories include four relay wins of five races and seven individual wins for a total of 902 points. Princeton came in first, scoring 1,010 points. Junior Nian-Guo Liu finished first in the 100 free, followed closely by sophomore Albert Gwo. Gwo finished in 43.93 seconds, his career best. First-year David Wang also achieved a personal best—2:01.27 in the 200 breaststroke. Next weekend, the Lions will take on Princeton in their first home meet of the season.

Men’s Basketball: Columbia (1-5) dropped a heartbreaking game against Delaware (7-2), losing 87-86 in double overtime. The game featured 12 lead changes, and as many ties. With 28 seconds left in regular time, junior Mike Smith hit a three-pointer to tie the game 70-70 and send it into overtime. That shot ended a three-minute rally, erasing Columbia’s five-point deficit. In the first overtime, sophomore Gabe Stefanini hit two three-pointers, helping the Lions keep up with the Blue Hens. The Blue and White scored seven points in the second overtime, but a Delaware three-pointer with seconds left to play ended the game.

Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place at Rutger’s Invitational
Women’s Basketball: lost 74-60 at Boston College

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Orlean knows how cool libraries are.

Susan Orlean appeared as part of the Book History Colloquium series last night to discuss her latest work, The Library Book, a meditation on the role of libraries in American life focusing on the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles public library. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is best known for her book The Orchid Thief. Sports Editor Abby Rubel attended the event.

Sean Quimby, director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, started the event by informing the audience that Jim Neal, former president of the American Library Association and former Columbia librarian, could not attend the event because of unexpected illness. Instead, Quimby served as the moderator.

After introducing Orlean, he asked her why she decided to write about the Los Angeles public library. Orlean described a long process that led her to that topic. When she first moved to Los Angeles six years ago, she visited the library branch closest to her new house and started to wonder how libraries work. When she took her first-grade son to the main branch to interview a librarian for a school project, she was reminded of trips to her childhood library with her own mother and thought about the role that libraries play in our lives. But still, she said, she kept thinking that such a topic would make a good book for someone else to write. When a librarian at the main branch took out a book, smelled it, and told Orlean that some of the books still smell like smoke from the 1986 fire, she realized that she could use the fire narrative as the basis for writing the book herself.

Orlean also discussed how the library book project helped her discover her new city. “I was learning everything” about Los Angeles, she said. She dove into the extensive scholarship on California, Los Angeles, and the 1986 fire, which she described as “daunting” and “terrifying.” But, she said, she embraced her newcomer’s perspective. “There are a lot of really weird people in LA, and now I’m one of them,” she said.

Branding books and the future of libraries after the jump!



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Sports Editor Abby Rubel wants you to know EXACTLY what’s going on in sports

Me trying to reach the end of the semester.

Men’s and Women’s Squash: Both squash teams will play three matches this weekend against Williams College, University of Virginia, and Cornell. The Lions will travel to Williams on Friday for a match at 4:30, then come back to New York for the remaining two games, which will be played at SL Green StreetSquash. Both squads are coming off an excellent previous season. The men took home the Ivy League title for the first time in program history and completed the season ranked third in the country. The women finished the season seventh in the country, the best finish in program history. The College Squash Association ranked them at those levels in the preseason.

Men’s Swimming and Diving: The Lions will travel to Rhode Island for the Brown Invitational this weekend. The meet, which will follow a championship format, starts at 10:00 am Friday and ends Sunday evening. Junior Nian-Guo Liu and sophomore Albert Gwo are both expected to have a good weekend. Liu has won three 200-yard freestyle races this season; his top time is 1:38.45. And Gwo has won three 50-yard freestyle events, with a 20.42 finish at Yale.

Men’s Basketball: Columbia (1-4) will take on Delaware (5-2) in a home game on Sunday at 2:00 pm. Delaware has won five of its last six games, while Columbia registered its first victory last weekend, against St. Joseph’s. The Lions are 2-5 all-time against the Blue Hens. Junior Mike Smith and sophomore Gabe Stefanini have both started the season strong. Smith has been averaging 15.8 points per game, which puts him fifth in the Ivies. He leads the league in assists, with 5 on the season. Smith, who already has 922 points to his name, could be the 29th Lion to reach 1,000 points. Stefanini, with 16.2 points per game, is second in the Ivies in scoring. He also ranks 14th in the NCAA in 3-point field goal percentage, making 55.6 percent of his shots beyond the arc.

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We would have given Kerouac and Ginsberg senior wisdoms, except Kerouac dropped out and Ginsberg was nominated after the deadline.

Were they destroyed by madness? Starving? Hysterical? Naked? Staggering through the Negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix? Angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night?

Or did they do something amazing/monumental/outrageous during their time at Columbia (in GS/Barnard/CC/SEAS)? Maybe they aced every problem set despite sleeping 12 hours a day. Maybe they made the organization they were part of one of your favorite places on campus. Maybe they’re the emperor of bad puns. Maybe, just maybe, they’re graduating at the end of this semester (fall 2018)!

If you know a senior whose advice must be bestowed upon the Columbia community before they graduate this semester, nominate them for a senior wisdom! For first-years, transfers, combined plans, reading-Bwog-for-the-first-timers: Senior Wisdoms are a series of short interview-type posts with graduating seniors in which they, well, share their wisdom. Examples can be found here.

To nominate someone, hit us up with their name, school, uni, and a brief description explaining why you think they deserve a Senior Wisdom. Email us at or use our anonymous formRemember that we are currently only accepting nominations for seniors who are graduating at the end of this (fall 2018) semester. The deadline is Friday, December 7 at 11:59 pm. Nominations submitted after the deadline will be rerouted to Antartica.

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Bottle of wine not included with our advice.

It’s been midterm week for two months now. You’re staying alive on a few hours of sleep, dining hall coffee, and fantasies of driving off into the sunset in PrezBo’s Audi. So what do you say when your aunt asks how your classes are going, and you haven’t been since the midterm? Bwog has some suggested answers that are 100% guaranteed to hide the truth (or make this the most interesting Thanksgiving ever).

  • “Classes are a tool of the elite. You might as well ask how my fascism is coming.”
  • “Actually, I dropped out. Did Mom forget to tell you?”
  • Talk about Latin grammar until they leave. If you don’t know Latin, use Pig Latin.
  • “Look, whatever my GPA ends up being by graduation, at least I’m not getting a degree from Cornell.”
  • “Do colleges offer child care?”
  • Pretend you thought they said “glasses” and tell them about your latest ophthalmology appointment.
  • Shrug. And don’t stop shrugging. No matter what anyone says.
  • Take a large bite of food and pretend to choke to change the subject. Make sure someone knows the Heimlich Maneuver in case the trick goes a little too far.
  • “How are YOUR classes going, Aunt Ruthie? Huh?! Huh?!”
  • Cry.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! Bwog will be back on Monday.

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Get yourself a squad like this.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel may or may not have lost her voice at the football game on Saturday, but she still manages to bring you your weekly dose of sports news.

Women’s Cross Country: Columbia finished 18 out of 31 teams at the NCAA Championships this weekend, the best finish by an Ivy League team since Dartmouth finished 16th in 2013 and Columbia’s best finish since 2005. The Lions hadn’t been to the championships since 2008. Senior Libby Kokes finished in 50th place with a time of 20:43.6. Sophomore Allie Hays took 101st. Senior Erin Gregoire finished 118th, followed two seconds later by junior Katie Wasserman in 120th place. Junior Abby McLaughlin rounded out Columbia’s top finishers in 190th place.

Fencing: Both the men’s and women’s teams dominated at the Columbia Invitational over the weekend. With three victories, both teams improve to 4-0. The women outscored NJIT 26-1, Stevens 20-7, and Johns Hopkins 23-4 to go 69-12 on the evening, winning 26 out of 27 foil bouts. Sophomore Sylvie Binder and junior Ester Schreiber both went 9-0, and senior Iman Blow went 8-1. The men’s team was not quite as dominant, thanks in part to the absence of junior Mick Yamanaka. They defeated NJIT 15-12, Stevens 16-11, and Johns Hopkins 17-10.

Football: Columbia (6-4, 3-4 Ivy) beat Cornell (3-7, 2-5 Ivy) on Saturday 24-21 in their last home game of the season. Although the Lions finished only fourth in the Ivies, their 3-0 non-conference record helped them achieve their first pair of back-to-back winning season since 1961-2. First-year wide receiver Mike Roussos scored 14 of Columbia’s points—seven on a 91-yard punt return early in the game and seven on a 87-yard kickoff return that won the game in the final minutes. The Light Blue went into halftime leading 10-7 after Roussos’s punt return and a field goal from senior Chris Alleyne. Neither team scored in the third, but then Cornell opened the fourth quarter with a 31-yard touchdown run, taking the lead 14-10. With just over six minutes left, senior Kyle Castner (usually a wide receiver, but playing quarterback) led the team down the field and scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season, making it 17-14 Columbia. But with under a minute to play, Cornell scored another touchdown, and it looked like the game was lost—until Roussos returned the kickoff for his second touchdown of the day, claiming a victory for the Lions.

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Undergraduates marching in solidarity with GWU last spring.

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth announced today that Columbia has agreed to bargain with the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW), both unions affiliated with United Automobile Workers (UAW). The announcement comes just a week and a half before November 30, the deadline GWC gave Columbia to agree to bargain before a December 4 strike date, and could prohibit a strike before April 6, 2020.

It came in the form of a “Framework Agreement” that could guide negotiations between Columbia and these unions if it is accepted by both. “We are evaluating the proposal and look forward to putting it to a vote,” said Rosalie Ray, a bargaining committee member for GWC, in a statement to Bwog. Bargaining will not proceed unless both unions agree to the Framework Agreement by Wednesday, November 28. If both unions do not agree by that date, the agreement will be “considered null and void” and the unions will have to find other ways to bring Columbia to the table.

In previous refusals to bargain, Coatsworth has emphasized Columbia’s interest against having an “outside party involved in what are ultimately academic and intellectual judgments by faculty members.” The Framework Agreement is designed to ensure Columbia’s continued control over the academic environment at the school. It requires the unions to agree that any bargaining agreement cannot interfere with “the integrity of Columbia’s academic decision-making” or the school’s right to “manage the institution consistent with its educational and research mission.” It also makes explicit “Columbia’s right to control academic concerns and issues.”

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Sports Editor Abby Rubel doesn’t have to leave her nest to bring you the latest from Columbia Athletics. And you don’t have to leave your nest to read it!

Women’s Cross Country: The Lions will head to Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday for the NCAA Championships after taking first place at Regionals last weekend. They enter the competition ranked 19th, up one slot from last week’s rankings. Cross Country director Dan Ireland is the Ivy League and Northeast Region Coach of the Year. Eight seniors will compete, including Libby Kokes and Erin Gregoire, who placed fourth and seventh at regionals.

Fencing: The Light Blue will host NJIT, Stevens, and Johns Hopkins for one of two home meets of the seasons today. Bouts will begin at 5:00 pm. In October at the Temple Open, the team took home four gold, two silver, and five bronze medals. Last Tuesday, the Lions faced NYU in their first duel meet of the season and dominated, winning 18-9 and claiming their first win of the season.

Football: Columbia (5-4, 2-4 Ivy) will finish its season with a home game against Cornell (3-6, 2-4 Ivy) on Saturday at 1:05 pm. Although neither team is in the running for the Ivy title, a win this weekend would give Columbia its first pair of back-to-back winning seasons since 1961-2. (Fun fact: the last time the boys in blue won 9 whole games, women couldn’t vote and World War I was 11 years away—it was 1903.) It’s unclear which quarterback will start the game. Columbia continues to struggle with injuries, with more than 20 players missing some action so far this season, including the two top receivers and top two runningbacks. All four starting quarterbacks have been injured at some point. Nineteen seniors will be honored at pregame, but it’s ok! Depending on individual circumstances, some of them could be back next season, apparently.

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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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Dylan Castanheira can save anything, probably.

Like your hopes and dreams of doing all your reading after midterms, fall sports are coming to an end. Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here, as always, to give you the 411. (Do people still say that or have I been rewatching Clueless too much?)

Men’s Tennis: Sophomore Jack Lin and senior William Matheson lost their first doubles round in the ITA Fall Championships on Wednesday. The pair was seeded at number one, a program first for Columbia men’s tennis. After losing to two players from Drake 6-3, 7-6(7), Lin and Matheson dropped to the consolation bracket, where they defeated a team from South Carolina. They will play their next match at 6:00 pm today. Junior Jackie Tang also lost to his first opponent in the singles bracket, Paul Jubb of South Carolina. (Incidentally, Jubb was half of the doubles duo that lost to Lin and Matheson.) Tang also lost his consolation bracket match to Majed Kilani of Tulsa.

Men’s Soccer: The Lions (10-4-1, 5-1 Ivy) will take on Cornell (10-6, 3-3 Ivy) at home on Saturday at 1:00 pm in their final game of the season. Princeton (10-4-1, 5-0-1 Ivy) leads the Ivy League and will claim the championship if they win against Yale this weekend, but a loss or draw gives Columbia a shot at the title. If Princeton loses or draws and Columbia wins, the Lions will take the title. If Columbia draws, the two teams will share the title but Princeton will advance to the NCAA post-season because they beat Columbia earlier in the season. Yale is fighting to finish with a winning record and Princeton has won their last eight games. Regardless of how things go down in New Haven, senior goalie Dylan Castanheira will look to get one last shutout and tie the Ivy record of 26 career blank sheets. (He currently has 25, including two of his last three games.) Additionally, he will likely break the conference record of goals against average. The record is .75 and he is at .47 for his career.

Cross Country: Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to the NCAA Regionals today. The women will race first in a 6,000 meter jaunt at 11:00 am. The men will follow in a 10,000 meter race at noon. The women’s team is ranked 20th nationally heading into the meet, and have been ranked 1st regionally over the past three weeks. They finished first at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships a few weeks ago. The men finished fifth at the Heps.

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Is that water dyed Pantone 292?

Before you jet off to some exotic location for fall break, consider catching up with Columbia Athletics. Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you the latest and a reminder to vote if you haven’t already!

Men’s Soccer: The Lions (9-4-1, 4-1 Ivy) will travel to Cambridge Saturday to take on Harvard (3-11, 1-4 Ivy) at 7:00 pm. The Lions sit at second place in the Ivy League, just behind Princeton (9-4-2, 4-0-1 Ivy). The Ivy title is hotly contested. Princeton could clinch it this weekend if they beat Penn and if Columbia ties or loses to Harvard, but such a loss is unlikely—the Bulldogs have been shut out in four of their last five games. Senior goalie Dylan Castanheira will look to add another shutout. If he does, he’ll tie the Ivy League record of 26 career shutouts. Cornell and Dartmouth are also still in the running for the Ivy title and will duke it out this weekend. Princeton, however, remains the favorite.

Women’s Soccer: Columbia (8-6-1, 4-2 Ivy) will also head up to Cambridge for a road match against Harvard (6-7-1, 3-2-1 Ivy) on Saturday at 1:00 pm for their last game of the season. Currently in third place, the Light Blue could move up to second with a win or tie this weekend. They haven’t beaten Harvard since 2007, but the offense is strong—10 players have scored goals this season, including team leader Maddie Temares with four goals so far. Senior Emma Anderson and sophomore Jordyn Geller each have three goals. Harvard’s offense is headed by Leah Mohammadi, who is fourth in the Ivies with seven goals this season.

Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving: Both teams will open their season this weekend. The women’s team will start by traveling to Penn for a meet starting at 5:00 pm Friday, and come home on Saturday for a meet against Northeastern at 1:00 pm. Admission is free! Last year, the Lions finished fifth at the Ivy Championships and went 3-5 on the season. Ten of their 13 championship top-16 finishers return for this season. This season will be Mary Ashby’s last—she earned two top-six finishes last year in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. The men’s team also has two meets this weekend, first at Army on Friday at 5:00 pm and then at Penn on Saturday at 1:00 pm. The Light Blue finished fourth place at the Ivy Championships off an 8-2 record. Sophomore Jonathan Suckow returns to the team after finishing 25th at the NCAA Championships in the 3-meter dive, Columbia’s highest finish in nearly 20 years.

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Trying to outrun stress like…

If you’re lucky, midterms are over. If not, you still have to suffer through more of what really should be called unit exams. Either way, Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here with your weekly update on the happenings of Sports World.

Volleyball: Columbia (9-9, 3-5 Ivy) will take on Harvard (9-8, 4-4 Ivy) and Dartmouth (7-11, 3-5 Ivy) in road matches this weekend. Harvard is fourth, Columbia fifth, and Dartmouth sixth in the Ivy League. First-year Emily Teehan is second in the league in kills this season, with 210 (3.18 per game). She and teammate Kalie Wood tie for first in the Ivies in aces, with 25 apiece. Harvard dealt otherwise-undefeated Princeton their only defeat this season, and is third behind Columbia in aces. Dartmouth lost to Columbia earlier in the season, but is still tough defensively, ranking second in the Ivy League in blocks.

Cross Country: Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will race this weekend at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The women’s race will start at 11:00 am, the men’s at 12:00 pm. On the men’s side, Brian Zabilski, Kenny Vasbinder, and Lucky Schreiner took three of the top nine spots last year, and will look to repeat their performance. Last season, the women’s team came first in the championships, but only two of their top seven finishers are returning this season. Seniors Libby Kokes and Erin Gregoire, who came in fourth and fifth at last week’s Princeton Invitational, will look to finish their last cross country at Columbia strong.

Men’s Soccer: The Lions (7-4-1, 3-1 Ivy) will play Yale (6-4-3, 1-1-2 Ivy) on Saturday at 1:00 pm in New Haven. In Ivy play, Columbia is tied with Cornell for second place—both teams have three wins, one loss. Princeton, in first place, is 3-0-1. (For non-sports people, that’s three wins, no losses, one tie.) Senior goalie Dylan Castanheira, who has played almost every minute this year, has the second lowest games against average in the Ivy League (.723) and four shutouts so far this season. On the offensive side, senior forward Kynan Rocks leads the team with four goals on the season.

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Those are some moves right there.

Sports Editor Abby Rubel emerges from her Butler nest to inform you of the latest goings-on with Columbia Athletics. Hope your Homecoming hangover is gone by now!

Football: The Lions (3-3, 0-3 Ivy) lost 28-12 against Dartmouth (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) on Saturday, snapping their two-game Homecoming win streak. The boys in blue started off strong, taking a 3-0 lead when a touchdown was ruled no good thanks to a penalty. Columbia struggled to convert long drives into touchdowns, only entering Dartmouth’s red zone three times. But Columbia had 20 first downs to Dartmouth’s 18, and held the ball for almost 10 more minutes than the Big Green. The Blue and White also completed 72 percent of their passes for a total of 228 yards. Watching the game, one got the sense that the Lions would have a chance against even Dartmouth if they could just stop. Getting. Injured. Nine players had to be helped off the field in Saturday’s game alone, including starting quarterback Josh Bean and backup quarterback Ty Lenhart. On the season, 20 Lions have been sidelined.

Field Hockey: Columbia (7-7, 2-3 Ivy) dropped both matches this weekend, first losing to Dartmouth (6-8, 2-3 Ivy) 1-2 on Friday and then to Villanova (8-8) 3-4 on Sunday. Dartmouth scored once in the first half, while the Big Green defense held Columbia to only one shot on goal. Dartmouth scored again in the 44th minute and although Columbia scored once in the second half, they could not overcome the two-point deficit. The match against Villanova was much closer. Columbia led throughout the game, until a third Villanova attempt at the goal in the second half finally got through and tied the game 3-3. The first overtime was scoreless, but Villanova scored in the second overtime to take the win. The two losses this weekend drop Columbia to fifth place in the Ivy League.

Women’s Soccer: The Blue and White (7-6-1, 3-2 Ivy) triumphed 1-0 against Dartmouth (8-5-2, 2-2-1 Ivy) on Saturday, their last home game of the season. First-year midfielder Jessica Schildkraut scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute—her first goal of her Columbia career. The Lions played tight defense, limiting the Big Green to only two shots on goal. The Blue and White had 15 shots in the game, six of which were on goal. Goalie Sophie Whitehouse posted her fourth clean sheet of the year and her seventh win of the season.

Men’s Soccer: Won 1-0 against Dartmouth
Women’s Golf: 11th out of 13 teams at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational
Volleyball: Lost 2-3 at Cornell

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