Football Loses to Fordham; Field Hockey Beats Brown
Written by Bwog Staff
The Columbia football team’s season got off to an unfortunate start this afternoon, as the team fell at home to Fordham 29-22. The Lions exploded for 22 points in the second quarter, including a 56-yard touchdown pass from Shane Kelly (10-20, for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns) to Austin Knowlin, and an interception return for a touchdown by linebacker Drew Quinn (who also had
16 9.5 tackles).
But Fordham was able to hold the Columbia offense for the rest of the game, and Rams running back Xavier Martin (155 yards, 4 touchdowns) scored twice in the fourth quarter to gain the victory. The Lions play next week at Towson University in Maryland.
On to happier news: the field hockey team continued its undefeated start by winning its first Ivy League game, 1-0 over Brown in Providence. Junior Catherine Campbell scored the only goal of the game, and senior goalkeeper Gena Miller (first team All-Ivy in 2007) posted her second shutout of the season.
Finally, the women’s soccer team ran over American University on Friday night, 5-0. Freshman forward Ashlin Yahr scored twice, and Sophie Reiser, Nora Dooley, and Keri Nobil also tallied.