Lightweight, Heavyweight Rowing
Men’s lightweight and heavyweight rowing each competed for the first time this season in the Head of the Passaic and Head of the Housatonic regattas, respectively. In Rutherford, N.J., the lightweights swept the top four sports of the Men’s Open 4+, as first-year Matthew Panton’s boat finished first with a time of 13:32.99. The heavyweight team struggled in Shelton, Conn., with a 14:28.9 final time, placing them seventh among 10 teams in the Collegiate Men’s Eights. The lightweight team returns to the water next weekend to compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta before both teams travel to New Jersey for the Princeton Chase on Oct. 27.
Field hockey (5-7, 1-2 Ivy) split a pair of nonconference home games this weekend, beating Colgate (2-11) on Friday before falling to No. 12 Albany (12-2) on Sunday.
The Light Blue topped Colgate 4-3 in an overtime thriller. Down two at the half, sophomore forward Leah Matthews gave the Lions their second goal in the 48th minute. Then, sophomore Christina Freibott tipped in a penalty corner to knot the score at three in the 62nd minute. The game-winning goal came only a minute into the extra time, as sophomore Anna Scipioni hit pay dirt on a penalty shot.
Columbia wouldn’t be as fortunate against Albany, one of the nation’s best teams, falling 6-0. The Light Blue surrendered four goals in the first half and struggled to get anything going offensively for the entire contest. The Lions recorded just two shots—none on goal—and never even forced Albany to make a save in the 70 minutes of play.
The Light Blue next takes the field on Friday against Penn to continue Ivy play.