Friday Sports Preview: A Short Ivy Lull

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Football: A week before Homecoming against Penn, the football team has a valuable non-league test against Lafayette. The Leopards are 3-1, and won convincingly at Yale last weekend, 31-14. Kickoff is at 6 p.m., with audio on gocolumbialions.com and WKCR.

Fencing: Seniors Kurt Getz and Daria Schneider competed this past week at the World Fencing Championships in Turkey. Schneider reached the last 16 in the women’s sabre, while Getz reached the final 8 in the men’s foil, in the first time that the US has had two fencers in the final 8 in the men’s foil. Congrats to both!

Soccer: After close losses to Brown last week, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams hope to get back on the winning track against Penn. Both games are at home, as part of “Soccer Alumni Day,” with the men’s game starting at 4 p.m., and the women’s at 7 p.m.

Field Hockey: Bouncing back from a 4-0 loss to Princeton last weekend with a 4-1 win over Lafayette, the field hockey team gets a break from Ivy action this week. The Lions play Holy Cross on Sunday at 1 p.m., and then travel to Hofstra on Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Like the field hockey team, volleyball rebounded from a big loss over the weekend with a big win midweek. In this case, the team swept Central Connecticut in its final non-Ivy match, for its tenth win of the year. This weekend sees an Ivy doubleheader at home: Dartmouth tonight at 9 and Harvard tomorrow at 4, both in the Levien gym.

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