Friday Sports Preview: Trimming the Ivy
Written by Bwog Staff
Football: It’s Ivy League time for the Columbia football team, as they look to bounce back from a tough loss to Central Connecticut State last week. The opponent? The Princeton
Eating Clubs Tigers, who, it must be admitted, lead the all-time series 64-13. But Columbia’s last Ivy League opening win came in 2003 at (you guessed it) Princeton, and running back/Columbia male Student-Athlete of the Month Ray Rangel hopes to give the Tigers problems on the ground. Kickoff is at 3 p.m., with play-by-play on gocolumbialions.com and WKCR.
Men’s Soccer: The men’s soccer team begins Ivy play as well this week, facing #23 ranked Brown at home (Saturday, 7 p.m.). The Lions had to settle midweek for a 1-1 draw with Fordham. Senior forward James Prince scored in the 59th minute, but Columbia could not break the tie despite largely controlling the game.
Women’s Soccer: Having already won its first conference game over Cornell last weekend, the women’s soccer team looks to go 2-0 against Brown tomorrow. Kickoff is at 4 p.m., as part of a double header with the men’s team. The team then plays its second-to-last nonconference game against Lehigh on Monday night.
Volleyball: Fresh off its first Ivy win since 2006, the volleyball team gets a relatively light weekend, with its only game a rematch at Cornell (Saturday, 2 p.m.). For her strong start to the season, first-year Megan Gaughn earned both her second Ivy League Rookie of the Week award, and the Columbia’s female Student-Athlete of the Month award.
Field Hockey: A close 2-1 double overtime loss to Cornell, combined with a 6-0 loss to #6-ranked Syracuse, leaves the field hockey team hoping to reverse their momentum against a tough Princeton squad this evening. The Tigers are ranked seventh in the country, with a record of 7-1 overall, and 2-0 in the league. The game can be seen on Princeton’s website.
Cross-Country: The cross-country teams have only their second race of the season: the George Mason Invitational tomorrow at George Mason University.
Golf: The men’s team finished 6th of 15 teams at the Cornell Invitational last weekend (one stroke behind 5th placed Cornell), while, this weekend, the women play at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Invitational.
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