Maybe you spent all weekend writing a 10-page paper, maybe you spent it sleeping. Either way, you missed an exciting few days for Columbia Athletics. No worries though, Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here to update you on what you missed.
Women’s squash: The Lions’ slim hopes of a national championship were dashed on Friday after another 9-0 loss to Trinity. They then faced Penn in the consolation bracket and lost 6-3. The team beat Penn for the first time in program history just last week, but couldn’t repeat the performance despite forcing all of their lost matches to four sets or more. Columbia finished the tournament on a high note with a 7-2 win over Cornell, good for seventh place nationally—the highest rank in program history—and fourth place in the Ivies.
Basketball: After a tough 74-62 loss against Penn that was close until the final minutes, the men’s basketball rebounded in a big way on Saturday, beating Princeton 85-60. After starting off their season with three wins, Princeton has lost its last six games. Additionally, the Tigers played a triple overtime game against Cornell Friday night before the long drive to Levien. Columbia dominated them, leading for 39:04 of the 40-minute game. Princeton never led, only tied it for under a minute. Four Lions scored double-digit points, and Quinton Adlesh now leads the Ivies in 3-point percentage with a completion rate of 48.1. Their victory puts them at 4-6 with a shot at making it to the Ivy League tournament. The women’s team had two tough losses this weekend, falling to Penn 75-39 and to Princeton 74-46. They now stand at 1-9 with no shot of making it to Philadelphia.
Lacrosse: Lacrosse dropped its first game of the season against Navy 21-10 on Saturday. Although the Lions were within 3 at the half, Navy scored seven unanswered points at the beginning of the second. The highlight was first-year Alexandria Absey, who scored five points in her first-ever collegiate game.
Women’s Swimming and Diving: The results from the Ivy League Championships are in, and Columbia placed fifth with 720 points, eight points ahead of sixth place Brown and 201.5 points behind behind fourth place Penn. Mary Ashby came in fourth in the 100 meter freestyle race and fifth as part of a 400 meter freestyle relay team that included Jessica He, Susie Zhu, and Kathleen O’Rourke. The team set a program record of 3:20.78.
Men’s Tennis: lost 4-1 away against Georgia, won 4-2 away against Baylor, won 4-2 away against Oklahoma State
Women’s Tennis: lost 5-2 against Kentucky
Wrestling: lost 18-13 against Harvard, lost 18-19 against Brown
Must have been a sick clap via gocolumbialions.com