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Knickerbocker Recap: Sports Still Happen Even When Its Bacchanal Edition

The grind never stops for student-athletes at Columbia…even on Bacchanal weekend. Catch up on all the sports news you missed while you were too busy getting your cardio in by hiking to and from overcrowded pregames and sweating your heart out on the lawn. 

Heavyweight Rowing: Columbia’s heavyweight rowers beat MIT in a quad-regatta on Saturday morning in Worcester, MA to keep the Alumni Cup for the 8th season in a row. They finished second overall to Dartmouth in the varsity eight.

Lightweight Rowing: On Saturday morning, Columbia’s lightweight rowers beat Navy in a varsity eight race in Annapolis to take the Whatever It Takes (WIT) Cup. On Sunday, however, they lost their mojo, as Harvard won four out of five races, taking the Wales-Kirrane Cup.

Men’s Tennis: Our men’s tennis team had its first Ivy match of the season on Saturday against Yale, and won 4-0 without dropping a set. Sunday brought similar luck as the team won 4-1 against Princeton, improving their record to 12-3 overall, 2-0 Ivy.

Baseball: Columbia had three games against Princeton this weekend, with a win and a loss on Saturday (8-2, 8-6), followed by a Columbia win on Sunday (2-1) in Princeton, NJ. Senior Chandler Bengston broke Columbia’s all-time home run record on Saturday, and coach Brett Boretti took his 400th career win on Sunday.

Women’s Tennis: The women’s team ended their 12-match winning streak on Saturday with a 4-3 loss to Yale, but came back on Sunday with a 4-0 shut-out against Brown. Their season record is now 13-2 overall on the year and 2-1 Ivy.

Softball: The women had three games against Harvard this weekend, with one loss and one win on Saturday (14-1, 10-9), followed by a loss on Sunday (9-1). The team’s record is now 14-14, 6-3 Ivy.

Lacrosse: In a close game on Saturday in Cambridge, our women’s lacrosse team snagged a 15-14 victory against Harvard for their first Ivy win of the season.

Men’s Golf: The men’s golf team finished its weekend at the Princeton Invitational in seventh place, with first-year Daniel Core placing 11th overall.

Women’s Golf: The women’s golf team finished their weekend with a 2-1 record at the second annual Match Madness event in Branchburg, NJ. They lost to Penn (5-1) and beat Wagner (5-1) on Saturday, and then won the consolation game against Brown (5-1) on Sunday.

Track and Field: The men and women of Columbia’s track teams split for two events this weekend. Some athletes competed in the Colonial Relays on Friday and Saturday, where the women placed 18th overall, and men placed 24th. Ten athletes also competed in the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, NJ where junior Iman Smith took first in the women’s 400-meter dash and fourth in the women’s 200-meter dash.

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