PRINCETON, N.J. – Neither team was able to break through and find the net as the No. 22 Columbia men’s soccer team played to a 0-0 draw today at Princeton.
The tie pushes the Lions to 6-1-3 overall and 2-0-1 in conference, as Columbia picks up a point on the Ivy League lead against the Tigers (3-6-3, 0-2-1).
The Columbia front line was able to generate offense, putting forth 21 shots in the match, including seven on goal. All seven of those attempts were saved away by Princeton’s Jacob Schachner, preserving the shutout.
With help from a stout back line, Dylan Castanheira was strong again in net himself, posting his sixth shutout of the season, as the junior saved three shots over 110 minutes.
Columbia had their chances throughout, as sophomores Vana Markarian and John Denis both put up a game-high four shots, including two on goal. Denis also had a shot in the first overtime off a free kick, but Schachner was there for the save to hold on to the clean-sheet.
The Lions are back in action next Saturday in a 7 p.m. match at the conference co-leading Dartmouth (8-2-1, 2-0-1).