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If you’re lucky, midterms are over. If not, you still have to suffer through more of what really should be called unit exams. Either way, Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here with your weekly update on the happenings of Sports World.

Volleyball: Columbia (9-9, 3-5 Ivy) will take on Harvard (9-8, 4-4 Ivy) and Dartmouth (7-11, 3-5 Ivy) in road matches this weekend. Harvard is fourth, Columbia fifth, and Dartmouth sixth in the Ivy League. First-year Emily Teehan is second in the league in kills this season, with 210 (3.18 per game). She and teammate Kalie Wood tie for first in the Ivies in aces, with 25 apiece. Harvard dealt otherwise-undefeated Princeton their only defeat this season, and is third behind Columbia in aces. Dartmouth lost to Columbia earlier in the season, but is still tough defensively, ranking second in the Ivy League in blocks.

Cross Country: Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will race this weekend at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The women’s race will start at 11:00 am, the men’s at 12:00 pm. On the men’s side, Brian Zabilski, Kenny Vasbinder, and Lucky Schreiner took three of the top nine spots last year, and will look to repeat their performance. Last season, the women’s team came first in the championships, but only two of their top seven finishers are returning this season. Seniors Libby Kokes and Erin Gregoire, who came in fourth and fifth at last week’s Princeton Invitational, will look to finish their last cross country at Columbia strong.

Men’s Soccer: The Lions (7-4-1, 3-1 Ivy) will play Yale (6-4-3, 1-1-2 Ivy) on Saturday at 1:00 pm in New Haven. In Ivy play, Columbia is tied with Cornell for second place—both teams have three wins, one loss. Princeton, in first place, is 3-0-1. (For non-sports people, that’s three wins, no losses, one tie.) Senior goalie Dylan Castanheira, who has played almost every minute this year, has the second lowest games against average in the Ivy League (.723) and four shutouts so far this season. On the offensive side, senior forward Kynan Rocks leads the team with four goals on the season.

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