NEW YORK - The Columbia field hockey team returns home on Friday night when they host Yale at 6 p.m. at the Baker Athletics Complex for Student Rewards Night. The first 50 Columbia students in attendance will receive a FREE student rewards t-shirt.
Students can win other increbible prizes by attending various other Columbia Athletics events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.gocolumbialions.com/studentrewards.
VS. YALE (6-8, 2-3)
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 • 6 P.M.
ALL-TIME VS. YALE: 3-14
CURRENT STREAK: Yale, W5
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Yale was shutout for the third time this season after falling to Penn, 1-0, in a shootout. The Bulldogs started the season 2-5, but have won four of their last six contests.
Erica Borgo leads a balanced scoring attack with 20 points (6G, 8A). Emily Schuckert plays the role of facilitator with a team-high nine assists. In goal, Emily Cain and Heather Schlesier have split time. Cain is 3-3 with a 2.83 GAA, while Schlesier is 3-5 with a 2.23 GAA and a .773 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT...
Columbia allowed five second half goals and fell to Dartmouth, 6-2, last Sunday. Ali Savage netted a hat trick and added an assist in the contest. Sophomore Christina Freibott scored in the first half to extend her point-scoring streak to three games.
LAST YEAR VS. YALE
Despite a game-tying goal by Creaghan Peters with 28 seconds remaining in regulation, Columbia was edged, 3-2, in overtime by Yale. Peters evened the score on a scramble play off a penalty corner in the closing moments of the second half. The tally was the first of the back’s first career goal and sent the game to the extra session. The Bulldogs ended the game in the 77th minute on an unassisted goal by Erica Borgo, marking her second score of the game.
Four of the last five meetings between the Lions and Bulldgos have needed overtime to decipher a winner and the last nine contests have been decided by two goals or less. Additionally, the last two Friday night games for Columbia have gone to the extra session.
FREIBOTT TAKES CHARGE
Sophomore Christina Freibott has been on a tear for the Lions, posting 10 points in the Lions last five games (3G, 4A). A strong second half against Colgate on Oct. 11 keyed a rally to erase a two-goal deficit with a hard shot leading to one goal before providing the equalizer. On Oct. 18, Freibott posted three assists, including setting up the game-winner in overtime to propel Columbia past Penn. The three assists tied the program’s single-game mark, that was set last year by Katie DeSandis.