Women’s Soccer Falls Short

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Going into today’s match away to Harvard, the Columbia women’s soccer team could clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title with a win. Although Harvard took 1-0 lead, first-year forward Ashlin Yahr was able to tie the score, and the teams were unable to separated throughout regulation. If the Lions could hold on through “sudden victory overtime”, they still had a chance at the title. With 9 seconds left, though, a foul at the edge of the 18-yard box led to a penalty kick. Harvard converted, dooming the Lions to a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat. 

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  1. American  

    I like 'soccer'. I say 'tie' and 'sudden victory overtime'. I don't care if the rest of the world is shaking their heads at me in disgust, because I know I'm right.

  2. James  

    For the record, again, the NCAA rules call the extra period "sudden victory overtime." There is no "extra time." See the comment in our previous post:

    As for "tie," it is used as a verb in many English-speaking countries, and "soccer" is, in fact, an English word (not an American word) that specifies which type of football is being played ("association football," instead of rugby football, gaelic football, Australian rules football, or American football). See here:

  3. not CU's fault

    This game was stolen by the officials. period. A disgrace.

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