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Knickerbocker Recap: A Timely Tragedy Edition

Sports Editor Jana Jaran gives you all you need to know about the sports scene at Columbia this weekend.  

Men’s Basketball: On Friday night, the Columbia men’s basketball team beat Dartmouth with a score of 70-66, claiming their third win in a row. Unfortunately, the streak was BROKEN on Saturday as the men lost to Harvard with a final score of 81-83. The lions played a great came, nearly coming back in the last 10 seconds with sophomore Gabe Stefanini scoring 2 points with only 2.7 seconds left on the clock. Alas…it wasn’t enough to take back the game, and the men finished their Ivy League season with a tragic loss. Check out Bwog’s men’s basketball superlatives as a way to remember our lions this season. RIP.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team suffered two losses this weekend, to Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday. These two games marked the end of the Columbia women’s basketball season. They finished with a record of 8-19 overall and 4-10 in the Ivy League, winning the most Ivy games in 8 years.

Wrestling: This weekend, a team of 6 Columbia wrestlers landed podium spots in the 2019 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships. Senior Dan Reed also earned an automatic berth to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Pittsburg (March 21-23) by placing 6th in the 157-pound weight class. Columbia placed 11th for the team competition part of the conference.

Baseball: Returning from a trip to California, the Columbia baseball team lost four games to California Polytechnic State University this weekend.

Fencing:  Twenty Columbia fencers competed in the NCAA Northeast Regionals this weekend. Nine of them automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships after their performances this weekend, although their goal was to send twelve (the maximum possible number they could send). All together, they earned six medals at the competition (in women’s foil and epee, and men’s foil and sabre).

Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team beat LIU this weekend in its ninth match win in a row this season.

Women’s Lacrosse: Columbia’s women’s lacrosse team lost to Cornell this weekend in a close game with a final score of 12-9.


a photo encapsulating Columbia athletics and also pre-midterm szn via CUMB

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