NEW YORK - The Columbia women's soccer 2016 Ivy League title chase has come down to a winner take all match against Harvard (9-3-3, 4-02 Ivy) on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. A season finale victory would give the Lions its first Ivy League crown since 2006, and second in program history.
Fans can catch the match broadcasted via live stream on the Ivy League Digital Network.
|4-1-1 Ivy League||Conference||4-0-2 Ivy League
|Goals Per Game||1.53|
|Leading Scorer(s)||Margaret Purce (11g, 4a)
Rachel Garcia (5g, 4a)
(33 sv.) (.805 sv %)
Brown (1-0) W
Brown (1-1) T
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.•(10/18) 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.
•(10/22) The Lions shutout against Dartmouth marked its 10th of the year tying the program record acheived in both the 2006 and 1998 seasons.
•(10/22) GK Allison Spencer records a career-best fifth shutout in Ivy League play to lead the conference.
•(10/25) Columbia overall shutout percentage of 0.667 leads the Ivy League and ranked 7th nationally.
•(10/25) Columbia GAA of 0.553 ranked 12th nationally and Save Pct. 0.871 ranks 11th nationally.
•(10/25) GK Allison Spencer held the No.1 GAA in the nation at 0.24. She also the fourth best save percentage in the country at 0.909.
•(10/29) GK Allison Spencer capped a sensational shutout streak at 703 minutes
•(10/29) Columbia defense capped a shutout streak at 844:32 minutes of play through eight-consecutive games.
IVY LEAGUE STANDINGS
IVY LEAGUE PLAY RANKINGS:
|A. Spencer||Save %||.900||T-1|
|TEAM||CATEGORY||STATS||IVY RANK||NATIONAL RANK|
|NAME||CATEGORY||STATS||IVY RANK||NATIONAL RANK|
|A. Spencer||Save Pct.||0.885||2||8|
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).