The Friday Sports Roundup: Field Hockey, Women’s Soccer Roll
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog presents its wrap-up of the week, and preview of the weekend in Columbia sports.
Football: After a tough loss to Fordham last weekend, the football team travels to Towson University in Maryland. The Tigers (1-3) lost 31-3 to Coastal Carolina last weekend, and have had trouble defending the run this year, giving up over 300 yards a game. A young offensive line has also made run offense difficult for Towson. The key matchup could be between Columbia’s pass defense and a Towson passing game that has averaged 286.7 passing yards.
Field Hockey: The field hockey team will play Cornell (3-3, 1-0 in Ivy League play) tomorrow at Yale University’s field (the game having been moved from Columbia’s field). The team looks to remain unbeaten, after having defeated Fairfield 3-2 on Wednesday behind goals from Julia Garrison, Maggie O’Connor, and Catherine Campbell.
Women’s Soccer: Last weekend saw two great results for the women’s soccer team, as the Lions beat American 5-0 and Stony Brook 4-0. Junior midfielder Sophie Resier was named BigAppleSoccer.com’s player of the week for her three goals and one assist, while first-year forward Ashlin Yahr was named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week for her three goals and two assists. This weekend, the team opens Ivy League play at home to Cornell tonight at 7, and then takes on Mahattan College on Monday.
Men’s Soccer: After eight days off, the men’s soccer team plays two games at home this weekend, first against Quinnipiac this afternoon, and then against Long Island University on Sunday.
Golf: We apologize to our golfing friends for leaving them out last week, but that of course did not stop them from competing. The men’s team, though defending Ivy League champions, had a difficult weekend, finishing 16th out of 16 teams at the University of Michigan Invitational. They play this week in the Cornell Invitational. The women’s team, after finishing 4th out of 16 at the Princeton Invitational last weekend, will play this weekend at the Yale Intercollegiate Invitational in New Haven.
Tennis: The men’s tennis team will be at Princeton, competing in the Princeton Invitational. The women’s team is coming off a successful Columbia Classic, in which senior Marlena Hall won the ‘B’ flight singles title. This weekend, the team will split up, with some competing in the Cissie Leary Invitational in Philadelphia, and others competing in the Eastern Championships at West Point.
Volleyball: The volleyball team (5-2) travels to Cornell this weekend for Saturday games against Robert Morris and Cornell (1-6), the latter being the Ivy League opener for the Lions. Last weekend, the team beat NJIT on Friday, before splitting with Akron and Saint Francis on Saturday.
Cross Country: After an off weekend, the men’s and women’s teams compete at the George Mason Invitational in Virginia.
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