NEW YORK – In one of the most exciting matches of the season, the Columbia women's soccer team put forth a sensational effort for 110 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium as they hosted Harvard in its season finale. Despite a program record 39-6 shot advantage, the Lions were held off by the Crimson in a scoreless 0-0 overtime draw.
Columbia needed a win to capture an Ivy League title, but the tie gives the Lions its second-consecutive Ivy League runner-up finish behind 9-5-2 overall record and 5-1-1 league record.
The Columbia defense was stellar once again in thier season finale earning its ninth shutout of the season. The backline of Amalya Johnson, Reilly Lucas, Taylor Penn and Natalie Ambrose held Harvard to only six shots in the game. Sophie Whitehouse made a pair of saves on the day to cap the year with six Ivy League shutouts.
In front of a packed crowd at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium the Lions remained on the attack. With Natalie Neshat and Emma Anderson leading the way with a combined 7 shots on goal, the pressure remained on the Crimson defense. Led my goalkeeper Danielle Etzel with 14 saves, Harvard held off the Columbia charge.