Sports Editor Abby Rubel is pleased to bring you the latest dispatch from the wild Pantone 292-blue yonder.
Men’s and Women’s Squash: Both the men’s and women’s team went 3-0 this weekend, triumphing over Williams, University of Virginia, and Cornell. The women went 9-0 against Williams on Friday, but struggled against Virginia on Saturday. In the last matches of the day, though, they powered through and won six matches to three. The men fared better, winning 9-1. Seven of their nine wins came in only three sets. Both squads went 6-3 against Cornell in the first Ivy match-up of the season. The Big Red’s women’s team was ranked eighth nationally going into the weekend, and their men’s squad sat at 18th.
Men’s Swimming and Diving: Columbia took second place at the Bruno Invite this weekend. Their 11 victories include four relay wins of five races and seven individual wins for a total of 902 points. Princeton came in first, scoring 1,010 points. Junior Nian-Guo Liu finished first in the 100 free, followed closely by sophomore Albert Gwo. Gwo finished in 43.93 seconds, his career best. First-year David Wang also achieved a personal best—2:01.27 in the 200 breaststroke. Next weekend, the Lions will take on Princeton in their first home meet of the season.
Men’s Basketball: Columbia (1-5) dropped a heartbreaking game against Delaware (7-2), losing 87-86 in double overtime. The game featured 12 lead changes, and as many ties. With 28 seconds left in regular time, junior Mike Smith hit a three-pointer to tie the game 70-70 and send it into overtime. That shot ended a three-minute rally, erasing Columbia’s five-point deficit. In the first overtime, sophomore Gabe Stefanini hit two three-pointers, helping the Lions keep up with the Blue Hens. The Blue and White scored seven points in the second overtime, but a Delaware three-pointer with seconds left to play ended the game.
Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place at Rutger’s Invitational
Women’s Basketball: lost 74-60 at Boston College
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