Sports Roundup: Rough Homecoming
Written by Bwog Staff
Yesterday’s Columbia-Penn Homecoming game wasn’t exactly pretty: the teams combined for eight fumbles and six interceptions in the visitors’ 27-13 victory. Quarterback M.A. Olawale showed flashes of brilliance—completing 14 of 26 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns (one each to receiver Austin Knowlin and tight end Andrew Kennedy)—but was responsible for six turnovers of his own.
The Lions came out of the gate looking strong, taking a 13-7 lead, but couldn’t keep up the pressure. The Quakers scored the game’s next and last 20 points, putting things out of reach with two field goals in the fourth quarter. Our boys in blue had their strong moments—Knowlin led all receivers with five catches for 109 yards, the defense forced three fumbles and picked off two passes, and defensive end Lou Miller had 10 tackles (five for a loss) and two and a half sacks—but the Lions will have to rein in the mistakes when they travel to Dartmouth next week.
Otherwise, Columbia had a weekend of mixed athletic success. The volleyball team led off with a victory Friday over Brown, and Saturday, senior Ellie Thomas broke Columbia’s career digs record in a close loss to Yale. At Princeton, men’s soccer fell, 3-0, while the women’s team clawed to a nil-nil draw. Off in Terre Haute, Indiana, the men’s cross country team finished a solid 12th of 35 teams at the 2009 Pre-National Invitational, while the women’s team finished 22nd. Women’s golf holds the weekend’s last chance for a Columbia victory: they lead Harvard by six strokes through the first of two rounds at the Lehigh Invitational.
Photo: Columbia Athletics