Friday Sports Roundup
Written by Bwog Staff
Men’s Basketball: Despite a season-high 24 points from freshman Noruwa Agho (who won his second Ivy League player of the week award), Columbia fell again to Cornell, 83-72. Agho and sophomore Asenso Ampim were the only two Columbia players in double figures, despite neither starting the game, while all five of Cornell’s starters scored 10 points or more. The Lions look to rebound from the tough conference start with two home games this weekend, tonight against Yale (7-9 overall, 2-0 in conference play) and tomorrow against Brown (6-10, 0-2). Both are at 7 p.m. in the Levien Gym.
Women’s Basketball: The women’s team were unable to continue their winning streak over the weekend, falling 58-53 to Cornell. Despite leading 29-21 at the half, Columbia let the Big Red storm right back at the start of the second half, letting them take the lead for good with eight minutes to go. Judie Lomax had yet another double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) in the loss. The women’s team goes on another road trip this weekend, playing Yale (8-8, 1-1) tonight in New Haven, and Brown (3-13, 1-1) tomorrow night in Providence.
Fencing: As mentioned last week, the fencing teams faced very tough competition last weekend at the NYU and St. John’s Invitationals, and both teams performed well under the circumstances. The men’s team, without several starters, went 2-6 over the weekend, but the 6 losses came against Ohio State, St. John’s and Notre Dame, who finished 1st, 2nd, and 5th in last year’s NCAA competition, and the men’s team easily dispatched Wayne State and Stevens Tech. The women’s team did even better, defeating Ohio State twice, and splitting with defending runners-up Notre Dame. Junior Daria Schneider, who had taken a year off to train for the Olympics after winning the NCAA women’s sabre title, won 20 of her 22 bouts over the weekend. The teams have the weekend off, before participating in the first part of the Ivy League championships on February 8th.
Wrestling: The wrestling team split their meets last Sunday, losing 28-16 to American University, but defeating George Mason 21-16. On Sunday, the team wrestles at Bucknell, before returning home the week after for four straight home matches.
Swimming & Diving: While the men’s team lost to Cornell 167-122 on Saturday, the women’s team posted two more strong results last weekend, 189-111 over Cornell on Saturday and 119-87 over Wagner on Sunday. Tomorrow, both teams take on Brown at home in the swimming homecoming.
Track: Yesterday, the track teams competed in the Metropolitan Championships, with the men finishing 6th while the women finished 4th, both out of 14 teams. Next up is the New Balance College Invitational, next Friday and Saturday at the NYC Armory.
Tennis: The men’s and women’s tennis teams begin their spring seasons this weekend – the men are at Army today, while the women play at Florida Atlantic on Sunday.
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