Cross Country Madeleine Steinberg / Columbia Daily Spectator
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams continued their remarkable seasons with strong finishes this Saturday at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.Several Columbia runners also competed in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday.
The men are in outstanding mid-season shape with a sixth-place finish. They accumulated 261 points in the 8k to outpace fellow top-10 opponents No. 6 Arkansas and No. 10 Princeton but fell short of the winner, No. 3 Northern Arizona. Senior Jacob Sienko led the Lions with a 34th-place finish in 23:53. Read More >>
Men's Soccer Myles Simmons / Spectator Senior Staff Writer
Following a seven-game unbeaten streak, men’s soccer has dropped its last two games after falling to Princeton (5-6-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) on Saturday, 2-1.
Columbia (5-4-2, 0-1-2 Ivy) remained winless in conference play after allowing Princeton’s comeback. The Light Blue got on the board first with senior forward Will Stamatis’s unassisted goal in the 14th minute. The 1-0 lead would hold through the rest of the first half, despite the Tigers outshooting the Lions 10-3 before the break. Despite the discrepancy in shots, sophomore goalie Kyle Jackson had to make just one save. Read More >>
Women's Soccer Robert Mitchell / Spectator Staff Writer
In a seesaw contest in New Jersey, women’s soccer rallied back after losing its early lead to tie Princeton 3-3, forcing a double overtime for the fifth time this season and keeping both teams winless in the Ivy League. Despite playing on the road, the Light Blue (7-4-3, 0-2-2 Ivy) seemed more comfortable at the start than the hosting Tigers (5-4-4, 0-3-1 Ivy). Read More >>
Volleyball Eric Wong / Spectator Senior Staff Writer
Columbia volleyball (5-11, 3-4 Ivy) finished the first half of the season in style as the team picked up its first Ivy sweep of the season against Brown and took a set off defending-champion Yale in a 3-1 loss the following night. The Lions achieved their first 3-0 conference victory of the season against Brown (8-10, 4-3) with set wins of 25-18, 25-17, and 25-20. Read More >>
Field Hockey Robert Mitchell / Spectator Staff Writer
Light Blue field hockey (6-8, 2-2 Ivy) split two contests this weekend, starting with an intense, 4-3 overtime victory over conference foe Penn on Friday, before losing to Delaware on Sunday. Junior Lauren Skudalski got the team on the board early but for the rest of the first half, Penn (10-3, 3-1 Ivy) dominated. Read More >>
In Brief: Rowing Catie Pellerin / Columbia Daily Spectator
Members of the men’s lightweight and women’s rowing teams were among the 9,000 athletes competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., this weekend, finishing with moderate success in their various events.
In the 49th year of the prestigious regatta, teams representing the Lions competed in four different events. Men’s lightweight rowed in both the Lightweight Eights and Club Eights. In the Club Eights, the boat led by senior Anders Smedsrud placed ninth in a race of seventeen. In a field of seventeen in the Lightweight Eights, sophomore Colin Ross led his boat to a slightly better seventh-place finish with a time of 15:33.809. Smedsrud’s and Ross’ boats had each placed in the Head of the Passaic and Head of the Housatonic Regattas of the previous weekend.
The Head of the Charles was the first competition of the fall season for the women. In the Championship Eights, sophomore Colleen Condon’s boat completed the race in 17:34.398, earning seventeenth place among thirty-nine teams. Alongside Condon were first-years Maddy Pollock and Giovanna Crozier-Fitzgerald, both competing as Lions for the first time.
The men’s and women’s teams will compete next in the Princeton Chase on Oct. 27.