Many students may come to Columbia for the academics, but this week’s sports recap has us feeling optimistic about the athletics.
Men’s Tennis: The tennis team dominated at the Penn Invitational this weekend. The Light Blue swept William and Mary in four doubles matches and eight singles matches. Against Denver, the Lions won all four doubles matches and six of eight singles matches. Junior Jackie Tang lost the top singles match to Denver sophomore Mattia Ros, but sophomores Jack Lin and Austin Huang and junior Adam Ambrozy were undefeated on the weekend. The Light Blue reversed course slightly against Middle Tennessee State, winning all eight doubles matches but dropping the last two doubles matches. The team’s scheduled match against Georgetown did not take place.
Volleyball: The Lions (6-4) went 3-1 this weekend, sweeping St. Francis Brooklyn (4-9) and Fordham (7-6) on Friday in their home opener. They struggled more on Saturday but defeated Hofstra (10-4) three sets to two. The last match of the day was their first loss of the weekend—a 3-0 battle against Seton Hall (5-8). First-year Emily Teehan had 38 kills on the weekend and leads the team with 107 total, 16 more than junior Chichi Ikwuazom.
Football: The Blue and White (1-0) defeated Central Connecticut State 41-24 on Saturday in their first game of the season, but the victory was almost Pyrrhic: junior Josh Wainwright, one of the team’s best receivers, and starting quarterback Josh Bean were both injured during the game. Wainwright injured his knee and Bean has been diagnosed with a concussion. Junior Oren Milstein, the kicker, is also injured. Sophomore Dillon Davis, who took over QB after Bean’s injury, had four pass completions including a 47-yard toss to sophomore Darion Acohido.
Men’s Soccer: won 1-0 at Monmouth
Women’s Soccer: lost 0-4 at Georgetown
Women’s Tennis: 4 singles titles and 2 doubles titles at the Columbia Invitiational
Field Hockey: won 5-1 against Hofstra, lost 2-3 against Northeastern
Men’s Golf: tied for 11th out of 15 teams at the Cornell Invitational