Sports Editor Abby Rubel takes a break from frantically refreshing SSOL to check in with Columbia Athletics.
Men’s Tennis: Sophomore Jack Lin and senior William Matheson were seeded first going into the ITA Fall Championships, but they were knocked out of the consolation bracket after losing to Constant De La Bassetiere and Gabriel Nemeth of Penn State. After defeating South Carolina’s Yancy Dennis and Paul Jubb, Lin and Matheson won in a walkover against a team from Baylor. Junior Jackie Tang, the other Columbia player at the tournament, lost his both of his matches.
Men’s Soccer: Columbia (10-5-1, 5-2 Ivy) lost to Cornell (11-6, 4-3 Ivy) 2-1 on Saturday, finishing in second place in the Ivy League. Princeton lost to Yale, but the Columbia loss allowed them to claim the Ivy title regardless. Senior goalie Dylan Castanheira ended his career one game short of the Ivy record for career shutouts, but now holds the record for lowest goals against average at .513, beating the previous record of .75. The Lions took the lead against the Big Red in the 59th minute with a goal from junior John Denis. With under 20 minutes left in the game, Cornell tied the game. After two saves from Castanheira, the match went to overtime. The Big Red scored the winning goal in less than four minutes.
Cross Country: The women’s team placed first this weekend at the NCAA Regionals out of a field of 34 teams. Seniors Libby Kokes and Erin Gregoire finished fourth and seventh, respectively, followed by junior Katie Wasserman in eighth and sophomore Maria Kogan in ninth. The men’s team placed eighth, with one runner, sophomore Dominic Dyer, placing in the top thirty. Both teams will head to the NCAA Championships next weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.
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