ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 25 ranked Columbia men’s soccer team improved to 11-2-3 after a 2-0 defeat of Cornell today in the regular season finale. With the victory, the Lions finish the season at 5-1-1 in Ivy League play.
After a scoreless first half on the pitch at Berman Field, Columbia scored back-to-back goals in a span of 2:44, breaking the match wide open.
Francisco Agrest was first, lifting the Lions to a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute for his second goal of the season. In the 63rd minute, Agrest found Arthur Bosua on a cross for a header goal on the senior’s 12th of the season, making it a 2-0 match.
Cornell was able to get a shot off on goal in the second half, but Dylan Castanheira was there for the save to notch his 11th shutout of the season, and fifth straight. The Lions have been dominant in the final five matches of the season, out-scoring opponents 14-0 in that span.
Columbia now awaits the decision of the selection committee on Selection Monday to see if it will be one of the 48 teams that make the field in the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. The Lions boast an RPI of 29 to go along with the No. 25 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.