GAME 14
PRINCETON
PrincetonSacred Heart
COLUMBIA

DATE Saturday, October 15
TIME 7:00 p.m.
VENUE Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium
LOCATION New York, N.Y.
218th Street & Broadway
DIRECTIONS Directions to R.B.C Soccer Stadium
MEDIA LIVE VIDEO | LIVE STATS
TWITTER HANDLE  @ColumbiaWsoccer
@GoColumbiaLions

 

NEW YORK - The Columbia women's soccer team will open the newly renovated Rocco B. Commisso Stadium with a key Ivy League match on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m against Princeton. Currently holding the top spot in the Ivy League at 3-0 with nine points, the Lions will face a tough challenge in the Tigers who stand in third with six points, as they look place a stronger hold on the top spot.

TopDrawerSoccer.com named this matchup as on of this week's top-five matches to watch across the country.

COLUMBIA   
PRINCETON
6-4-3 Record 9-2-1
3-0 Ivy League Conference 1-1-1 Ivy League

1.15

Goals Per Game 1.83
.092 Shot % .123
14 Assists 22

Emma Anderson (5g, 3a)
Natalie Neshat (4g, 2a)

Leading Scorer(s) Tyler Lussi (9g, 4a)
Mimi Asom (5g, 1a)

Allison Spencer
(12 sv.)
(.857 sv %)

Goalkeeper Natalie Grossi
(40 sv.)
(.800 sv %)

Brown (1-0) W

Common Opp. Brown (1-2) L

INSIDE THE SERIES: Columbia will look for its second victory against Princeton under the helm of head coach Tracey Bartholomew on Saturday. While Princeton leads the all-time series 21-6-4, the Tigers last trip to New York resulted in a 1-0 Lions victory. A Columbia victory would give the Lions its first 4-0 Ivy League start in program history.


LATEST VICTORY: A header into the back of the net in the 99th minute by Natalie Neshat off the corner kick from Caroline Militello did more than defeat Penn 1-0 in overtime on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game-wining score gave the Lions its best Ivy League start in program history moving to 3-0 for the first time.

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

• (8/26) Lions Flourish In 4-0 Victory Over Iona


• (8/26) In her first career start, sophomore goalkeeper Sophie Whitehouse also garnered her first career shoutout against Iona, highlighted with four saves.

•(8/29) Ivy League Weekly Performace Honor Roll: Emma Anderson, Sophie Whitehouse, Emily Koe

•(9/4) Sun Devil Desert Classic All-Tournament Team: Amaris Hemmings, Adriana Kurlya, Caroline Militello

•(9/9) GK Sophie Whitehouse earns second shutout in 0-0 draw at Stony Brook

•(9/11) Linde Scores Game Winner To Lift Lions In OT at Sacred Heart

•(9/12) Ivy League Weekly Performace Honor Roll: Madeline Linde, Sophie Whitehouse

•(9/18) Ivy League Weekly Performace Honor Roll: Emma Anderson, Natalie Neshat

•(9/23) Columbia Defeats Cornell 2-0 In Ivy League Opener

•(9/23) Amaris Hemmings netted her first career goal against Cornell to give the Lions 1-0 lead in the 8th minute.

•(9/23) GK Allison Spencer earned her first shutout this season with 2-0 victory over Cornell, including three saves.

•(9/25) 4 Goals In the 1st Half Lifts Columbia Over Wagner

•(9/25) Emma Anderson scored a season game-high two goals in a span of two minutes in the victory at Warner.

•(9/25) The entire Columbia goalkeeping core of Allison Spencer, Sophie Whitehouse, Nicole Cerulli and Marie Matthews combined for a shutout effort at Wagner.

•(9/26) Ivy League Weekly Performance Honor Roll: Emma Anderson, Amalya Johnson, Natalie Neshat, Allison Spencer

•(9/27) Natalie Neshat Named To TDS National Team of The Week: In a pair of victories agains Cornell and Wagner, Natalie Neshat capped the weekend with a goal in each game and an assist tallying five points on two goals and an assist.

•(10/1) Anderson Chips In Game-Winner In Final Minute Of 1-0 Win At Brown

•(10/1) Columbia scored game-winning goal againt the nation's top-ranked defense in Brown, ending the Bears streak of five-consecutive shutouts.

•(10/1) GK Allison Spencer tallied her third-consecutive shutout with 1-0 victory at Brown.

•(10/2) Emma Anderson Named Ivy League Player of the Week! This is Anderson's first career Ivy League Player of the Week nod and the first for Columbia since Allison Spencer on Oct. 20, 2014.

•(10/2) Ivy League Weekly Performance Honor Roll: Emma Anderson, Emily Koe, Allison Spencer

•(10/8) Neshat Knocks In Game-Winning Header In OT At Penn

•(10/8) Win at Penn gives Columbia first 3-0 Ivy League start in program history and sole first place in the Ivy League standings.

•(10/8) GK Allison Spencer records a career-best third shutout in Ivy League play to lead the conference.

•(10/9) Ivy League Weekley Performance Honor Roll: Caroline Militello, Natalie Neshat, Allison Spencer

•(10/11) Columbia shutout fifth-consecutive opponent in 0-0 draw against Lafayette

IVY LEAGUE STANDINGS

TEAM PTS GP IVY RECORD
OVERALL RECORD
COLUMBIA 9 3 3-0 6-4-3
Harvard 7
3 2-0-1 7-3-2
Brown 6 3 2-1 7-2-3
PRINCETON 4 3 1-1-1 9-2-1
Yale 4 3 1-1-1 5-4-3
Penn 3 3 1-2 7-3-1
Cornell 1 3 0-2-1 3-7-2
Dartmouth 0 3 0-3 6-5

 

IVY LEAGUE PLAY RANKINGS:

TEAM CATEGORY STATS IVY RANK
Columbia Points 11 3
Columbia Goals
4 2
Columbia Assists T-3 3
Columbia GA 0 1
Columbia GAA 0.00 1
Columbia Shutouts 3 1
NAME CATEGORY STATS IVY RANK
N. Neshat Points 4
T-2
N. Neshat Goals
2
T-1
A. Spencer
GAA
0.00 1
A. Spencer Shutouts 3 1

OVERALL RANKINGS:

TEAM CATEGORY STATS IVY RANK NATIONAL RANK
Columbia Shutout Pct. 0.615 2 13
Columbia Save Pct. 0.855 3 22

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: In the midst of constructing a new Season Air-Supported Structure in the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium, the Columbia soccer teams played three contests that were initially scheduled at home, at Fairleigh Dickinson University's newly resurfaced field at University Stadium.The Lions played matches against Saint Joseph's (9/16), Cornell (9/23) and Lafayette (10/11).

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UP NEXT: The Lions will return to Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium for its home finale against Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.