Definitely-not-the-sports-editor Sarah Braner rounds up the sports for this weekend!
Men’s Soccer: Columbia (5-3-1, 2-0 Ivy) will play the Princeton Tigers (6-4-1, 1-0-1) in a home game at 1:00 pm Saturday. The Lions are coming off a win against Penn last week and are hoping to hang on to their second place ranking. Princeton’s main offensive threats come from Jeremy Colvin (3 goals this season), Sean McSherry, Kevin O’Toole, and Gaby Paniagua (2 goals each). Columbia’s top scorers are Kynan Rocks (3 goals), Dylan Mott, and Danny Laranetto (2 goals each).
Football: The Lions (3-1, 0-1 Ivy) will go head to head with the Penn Quakers (3-1, 0-1 Ivy) in Philadelphia on Saturday (at 1:00 pm if you fancy a road trip). While the recent 10-45 loss against Princeton probably still stings, the Lions are coming off of a win against Marist (34-24). This is the 98th time the Quakers and Lions are battling it out since the beginning in 1878. While Columbia eked out an exciting Homecoming win last year in overtime, the Quakers have a 77-21-1 record in the series. Penn has a formidable defense, with an Ivy best 21 sacks totaling 134 yards. Their offense also boasts an average of 217.2 running yards per game.
Volleyball: The Blue and White (9-6, 3-2 Ivy) will take on Penn (3-13, 0-5 Ivy) and Princeton (11-5, 4-1 Ivy) in away games on Friday and Saturday. Columbia is currently fourth place in Ivy League standings, while Cornell, Yale, and Princeton are all tied for first at 4-1. Penn is bringing up the rear of the league. The Lions are coming off a loss at home at the hands of Yale and a win against Brown. Columbia currently leads the Ivy League in aces per set, but the Tigers lead the Ivy League in assists, kills, hitting percentage, and digs. Penn is currently trying to get out of a losing streak, with attacks coming from outside hitters Raven Sulaimon (159 kills) and Parker Jones (126 kills).
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