Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you the athletics events to keep your eye on this weekend.
Archery: Archery’s first tournament of the season is this Saturday in New Jersey at the Eastern Seaboard Championship. Last year, the team took first place nationally in both recurve and compound bow competitions. And only two players graduated, so this year’s team is bound to be just as competitive.
Men’s Tennis: Last weekend, the men’s tennis team defeated two teams in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend to ensure that they’d advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships. But those are still two weeks away, so in the meantime the Lions will take on Vanderbilt at home this weekend at 1:00 pm. Coming off a three-win streak and currently sitting at number 17 nationally, the Light Blue could easily be a powerful force this season.
Women’s Squash: Women’s squash will face off against Yale on Friday in New Haven at 1:00 pm to try to take Yale’s number five slot—the Lions and the Bulldogs are both at 7-3. Although the program has never beaten Yale, they have some momentum coming off a 8-1 win against George Washington last weekend. The Bulldogs finished last weekend with a 6-3 loss against Stanford, a team Columbia lost to 8-1 earlier in the season. Columbia will finish off its weekend with a match at Brown Saturday at 11:00 am.
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