Columbia Football Wins!
Written by Bwog Staff
That’s right, the oft-maligned football team won its first conference game in almost two years, 21-13 over Dartmouth. At a windy and rainy Wien Stadium, quarterbacks Shane Kelly and Millicent Olawale combined for 205 yards in the air, and the team also produced 193 rushing yards, as the Lions moved to 1-2 in the Ivy League.
After the two teams traded long drives for touchdowns, the Lions ended the first half with a 19 yard touchdown pass from Kelly to junior Austin Knowlin. Dartmouth kicked two field goals in the third quarter, but another long touchdown drive at the start of the fourth put Columbia ahead 21-13, and safety Andy Shalbrack’s interception with a minute to go preserved the victory. Next week, the Lions travel to New Haven to take on Yale at 12:30. The game will be televised on the YES network.
In other sports news, the women’s soccer team beat Dartmouth 3-1 on Friday night to stay in the hunt for the Ivy League championship. Junior Sophie Reiser continued her starring role by scoring all three goals.