NEW YORK - The Ivy League race will continue on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. for the Columbia women's soccer team as they host Dartmouth in their home finale at Rocco B. Commisso Stadium. The Lions will look to take a stronger hold on the top spot in the conference standings, currently in first-place at 4-0 with 12 points.
Prior to the 4 p.m. kick-off, the Lions will hold a ceremony honoring its senior captains Madeline Linde, Allison Spencer and Grace Taylor for their contributions to the Columbia women’s soccer program before they take the pitch in the final home regular season match of their careers.
|4-0 Ivy League||Conference||0-3-1 Ivy League
|Goals Per Game||1.00|
|Leading Scorer(s)||Charlotte (3g, 2a)
Meredith Gurnee (2g, 1a)
Holly Peterson (2g, 1a)
(52 sv.) (.867 sv %)
||Common Opp.||Iona (3-0) W
Brown (0-1) L
Penn (1-1) T
Princeton (0-2) L
LATEST VICTORY: In a return to the newly renovated Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium for the first match this season, two goals in a span of less than two minutes in the final half lifted the Columbia women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Lions are off to its best Ivy League start in program history, improving to 4-0 for the first time, while tightening its hold on the top spot in conference as the only undefeated team.
• (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.
•(10/15) Columbia hosts Princeton in first home match of the season at newly renovated Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.
•(10/15) Win over Princeton gives Columbia thier first 4-0 Ivy League start in program history and sole first place in the Ivy League standings.
•(10/15) GK Allison Spencer records a career-best fourth shutout in Ivy League play to lead the conference.
•(10/16) Columbia overall shutout percentage of 0.643 leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally.
•(10/16) Columbia GAA (0.598) and Save Pct. (0.864) ranks in the nation's top 20.
•(10/18) Amalya Johnson Named To TDS National Team of The Week: Playing the first true home game of the regular season against Princeton, Columbia’s back line shined by blanking the Tigers to the tune of 2-0. Johnson played the full 90 and contributed an assist as the Lions extended their Ivy record to 4-0.
IVY LEAGUE STANDINGS
IVY LEAGUE PLAY RANKINGS:
|A. Spencer||Save %||1.000||1|
|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).UP NEXT: The Lions will travel to Yale on Saturday, Oct. 29 for a 4 p.m. contest.