Women’s soccer will host Stony Brook and Sacred Heart this weekend after last weekend’s disappointing trip to California, where the Lions fell 2-0 to Pepperdine and 2-0 to Loyola Marymount.
The Lions (1-2-1) will hope to get back on track and revive their overall stagnant offense when they return home to face off against Stony Brook (2-4-0) and Sacred Heart (2-4-0).
The Light Blue secured its lone victory in a 4-2 win over Seton Hall early in the season. Despite ample opportunities, the Lions have failed to find the back of the net since then and have put forth a relatively weak defense, allowing four goals from opposing teams.
Columbia’s last meeting with Stony Brook in 2016 ended in a 0-0 tie. This season, the Seawolves have registered two wins against Iona and UMass Amherst, but have emerged from their last two games scoreless. A key player for the Seawolves has been Rachel Florenz, who has scored three goals in the first six games of her collegiate career.
The Lions defeated Sacred Heart 1-0 when the teams last faced off in 2016, when former captain Madeline Linde, CC ’17, scored the only goal of the match. Despite a weak opening to the season with two losses, Sacred Heart is coming into the game off a 2-0 win over Hartford on Thursday as well as a 1-0 win off of Army West Point earlier in the week.
Play will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday against Stony Brook and at 1 p.m. on Sunday against Sacred Heart at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.