Bummed about the disgustingly humid weather? Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here to cheer you up with the latest from Columbia Athletics.
Women’s Soccer: The Lions (5-5-1, 2-1 Ivy) lost 1-0 against Penn (8-1-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) on Friday. The defeat drops them to fourth in the Ivy League, while Penn is now first thanks to its non-conference record. Harvard and Dartmouth also have 2-0-1 Ivy records. Columbia had a scoring opportunity early in the game, but senior Emma Anderson could not get the ball past Penn’s Kitty Qu, who has seven shutouts to her name this season. Penn’s goal came in the 51st minute from sophomore Breukelen Woodward, who edged the ball past Columbia’s Sophie Whitehouse.
Men’s Tennis: All three Lions were eliminated from Flight A of men’s singles at the ITA Championships. Sophomore Rian Pandole lost in two sets to Yancy Dennis of South Carolina. Senior Austen Huang dropped his first set against Tennessee’s Scott Jones 6-3 but came back to win the second 3-6. Jones took the last set 6-4. Fellow senior William Matheson won his first match in two sets, 6-1, 6-2. He advanced to face University of Miami’s Bojan Jankulovksi and won the first set, but dropped the final two.
Men’s Soccer: Columbia (5-3-1, 2-0 Ivy) advances to second place in the Ivy League with a 2-0 victory over Penn (2-3-3, 0-2 Ivy) this weekend. The Light Blue’s goals came within minutes of each other in the first half. Senior Dylan Mott scored off a deflection, and four minutes later Nike Azume knocked one in from almost 25 yards away. Columbia had five shot attempts in the second half, but none were successful. Goalie Dylan Castanheira posted his third shutout of the season, tying Gary Escher for the career record.
Women’s Golf: 12th/12 teams at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational
Women’s Tennis: 1 singles champion, 1 finalist, 4-0 in doubles matches at the Wildcat Invitational
Field Hockey: lost 4-0 against Princeton
Volleyball: lost 0-3 against Yale, won 3-1 against Brown
Football: won 34-24 against Marist
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