NEW YORK – On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Columbia women’s soccer team will play its final game of the season at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium as they host Ivy League opponent Harvard. Prior to the 4 p.m. kick-off, the Lions will hold a ceremony honoring its seven seniors for their contributions to the Columbia women’s soccer program.

Two of the most prolific offenses in the Ivy League will face off on Saturday afternoon. Harvard leads the conference with 100 points and 36 goals this season and Columbia is next with 87 points and 28 goals. The Lions also lead the Ivy League with 31 assists.

COLUMBIA  Team Matchup HARVARD
8-5-3 Record 11-3-2
1-3-2 Ivy League Conference 6-0 IvyLeague
1.75 Goals Per Game 2.25
.162 Shot % .146
31 Assists 28

Beverly Leon (22 pts.)

Leading Scorer

Magaret Purce (26 pts.)

Allison Spencer (39 saves) (.780 %) Goalkeeper Lizzie Durack (25 saves) (.833 %)

LAST TIME OUT: Chelsea Ryan, Beverly Leon and Phoenetia Browne each scored on Nov. 2 to lift Columbia to a 3-1 home win over Yale last weekend. The victory was the first Ivy League win of the year for the Lions as they move to 8-5-3 and 1-3-2 in conference play.

Ryan buried the shot in the left side of the net off a penalty kick for the Lions first score. The senior defender has posted a career high four goals in her final year.

Leon netted her eighth tally of the season inside the near post on the left side as Elly McGuffog and goalkeeper Allison Spencer both earned assists on the goal. The seniors eight goals ranks second most in the Ivy League this season.

Torie Goode and Natalie Melo set Browne up for a shot from the left side of the goal that she blasted inside the far post for the Lions third goal. The score gave Melo her seventh assist on season, the most in the Ivy League through 16 games.

ABOUT HARVARD: The Crimson is unbeaten in their last 13 games going 11-0-2 in that stretch.  Harvard is 11-3-2 overall and 6-0 in the Ivy League. With a 2-1 win over Dartmouth in their last outing, the Crimson remained atop the conference as the only unbeaten team. The league leader in points and goals, Margaret Purce leads the Harvard offensive charge.