Mar

27

Friday Sports Roundup

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Baseball
: The defending Ivy League champions start league play this weekend, hosting Harvard and Dartmouth in home doubleheaders. Although the team has started 2-16, that record has been against top competition, including #23 Lamar and #20 San Diego, and the team remains in a strong position for the Ivy League this year. Both doubleheaders begin noon at Robertson Field, with the second game scheduled for 3 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse: After beginning 5-0, including a 16-15 win over Marist in triple overtime, the women’s lacrosse team has dropped its last two games, including a 15-13 loss to Lehigh and 11-8 loss to Ivy League foe Cornell. They resume play at home to Penn on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Softball: The softball team also begins conference play this weekend, with doubleheaders against Harvard and Dartmouth (first game begins at 12:30 at the Baker Athletics Complex). The team has been 8-14 in pre-Ivy play, including wins over Farleigh Dickinson, Army, Bucknell, Lafayette, and Sacred Heart. Sophomore outfielder Jackie Ecker leads the team’s hitters with a .333 average, while sophomore pitcher Maggie Johnson leads the pitching staff with a 3.58 ERA.

Rowing: The men’s and women’s teams both won the Governor’s Cup against Florida Tech last weekend. This weekend, the women take on Penn and defending NCAA champs Yale at Pelham, New York, while the men’s heavyweight faces Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team commences league play as well, against Cornell at noon on Saturday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. The team has gone 10-4 in pre-Ivy play in the spring, including a 5-0 record at home, and a runner-up finish at the ECAC Team Championships, falling 4-3 to Harvard in the finals.

Women’s Tennis: Unlike their male counterparts, the women start their Ivy League campaign away, taking on Cornell in Ithaca. The women’s team has gone 4-8 in pre-Ivy games, including 6-1 losses to Cornell and Princeton in the ECAC Team Championships in the middle of February.

Track & Field: The track and field teams compete in the Dick Shae Invitational at West Point, hoping to build on the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships where the women finished fifth and the men finished third.

– JCD

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4 Comments

  1. oh man  

    columbia's heavyweight rowing team is going to dominate

  2. fun fact

    In their 11 year history, the women's lacrosse team has won 1 (one) game against an ivy league opponent, defeating fellow-bottom-dweller Harvard in 2005.

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