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.
|3-0 Ivy League||Conference||1-1-1 Ivy League
|Goals Per Game||1.83|
|Leading Scorer(s)||Tyler Lussi (9g, 4a)
Mimi Asom (5g, 1a)
(40 sv.) (.800 sv %)
||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.
• (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.
•(9/9) GK Sophie Whitehouse earns second shutout in 0-0 draw at Stony Brook
•(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) Emma Anderson scored a season game-high two goals in a span of two minutes in the victory at Warner.
•(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) 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.
•(10/8) 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.
IVY LEAGUE STANDINGS
IVY LEAGUE PLAY RANKINGS:
|TEAM||CATEGORY||STATS||IVY RANK||NATIONAL RANK|
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).