Women’s soccer (6-3-2, 0-1-1 Ivy) posted its fourth consecutive shutout at home against an overmatched New Jersey Institute of Technology (4-9), running away with a 2-0 victory.
Despite the game being postponed a day due to weather, Columbia’s offense was ready to play, as three different players got shots on goal within the first 17 minutes. Off of assists from seniors Natalie Melo and Beverly Leon, junior Phoenetia Browne found the back of the net, notching her second goal of the season at the 37 minute mark.
NJIT goalkeeper Samantha Bersett was on her heels the whole first half and finished the game with an impressive 12 saves. But she had no help from her offense that attempted only one shot on goal to give juniors Jourdan Sayers and Grace Redmon a manageable game on defense.
After the break, the game remained out of hand for NJIT. Leon picked up her second assist of the game with a pass to sophomore Elly McGuffog, who scored to help the Lions pull away for the win.
Coming off of a game where five starters were on the field for 110 minutes, head coach Kevin McCarthy went deeper into the rotation, with 19 players notching at least 10 minutes in the dominating offensive performance.
Sayers’ start marked the fourth Light Blue goalie to put in time in 2013. In all, the team has allowed just 10 goals in its 11 games played thus far, and its stout defense should aid the team as it continues the Ivy play.
The Light Blue next takes the field at home on Saturday against Penn.