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Knickerbocker Recap: Wresting Is Underrated Edition

Our wrestlers are underrated and that’s all there is to say. Sports Editor Jana Jaran has the scoop. 

Tennis: Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams had great weekends, extending two winning streaks and exemplifying the depth of both sets of players. The men’s tennis team beat Northwestern University on Sunday afternoon (7-0), moving their record to 6-1. The women’s team won two matches this weekend against Sacred Heart on Friday (7-0) and Maryland on Saturday (6-1), making their record 7-1.

Squash: The women’s squash team ended their season as a team this weekend after participating in the Howe Cup in Hartford, Connecticut. After a loss to Princeton on Friday, they went on to win the first round of the consolation bracket on Saturday against Penn (6-3), but lost their final match to Yale on Sunday (7-2). The women ended their season as No. 7 in the nation, and they will be preparing now for the CSA Individual Championships to be held next week.

Basketball: The women’s basketball team had two away games this weekend against Penn and Princeton, both of which sadly ended in losses, 79-56 and 65-59, respectively. The men’s team played the same two teams, but with somewhat different results, beating Penn 79-77 on Friday, but ultimately losing to Princeton 79-61 on Saturday.

Softball: The Softball team competed in the FIU Panther Invitational this weekend in Florida in one of their few preseason tournaments. They ended the weekend with two wins against FIU and Monmouth, and one loss to Monmouth.

Swimming & Diving: The women’s swimming & diving team competed in the Ivy League Championships this weekend with incredible performances in many events including first-year Bridget Rosendahl’s 3-meter dive earning her a silver medal, senior Mary Ashby’s placing fifth overall in 100 meter freestyle followed by sophomore Jessica He in seventh, and sophomore Helen Wojdylo’s sixth place overall in 200 breast.

Lacrosse: The women’s lacrosse team headed to the West this weekend for two games, putting them only four games into the season. The team beat Arizona State 12-9 on Saturday, but lost to San Diego State 15-7 on Sunday. The team will continue the season next week with a game a little closer to home— Princeton, NJ.

Wrestling: This Saturday, CU wrestlers had two victories against Bucknell (20-16) and Bloomsburg (30-9), tying a Columbia record for most NCAA Division 1 wins in the season.

Track & Field: Columbia’s track & field team traveled to Harvard’s Albert A. Gordon Indoor Track this weekend to participate in the 2019 Indoor Heptagonal Championships. The men’s team placed fourth and the women seventh, but several Columbia individuals and relay teams snagged gold medals including Daniel Igbokwe for men’s triple jump, Sam Ritz for men’s one-mile, Katie Wasserman for women’s one-mile, Alek Sauer for men’s 1000-meter run, Erin Gregoire for women’s 3000-meter run, and the men’s distance medley and 4×800 meter relay teams.

Golf: The CU Men’s Golf team lost to Florida Southern on Saturday in Orlando by 19 strokes, but first-year Michael Core, the only Columbia golfer to register a par or under-par round for the day, placed third overall.

Game face via Go Columbia Lions

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