NEW YORK – The Columbia lacrosse team scored four of the game's last five goals, in its final non-conference game of the regular season on Saturday, April 1, but the comeback fell short as Hofstra survived to drop the Lions 10-8. A stingy Hofstra defense, led by 15 saves from goalkeeper Maddie Fields, made scoring difficult for the Lions on a game-high 34 shots.
Taylor Quinn led Columbia in scoring with three goals on her fourth hat trick in the last five games. The senior moved her career-points total to 128 for fifth-place on Columbia’s all-time list, surpassing Adie Moll ‘04CC total of 127. Quinn also collected a season-high seven ground balls and four draw controls.
Columbia’s scores saw three assists by Victoria Kalamaras who’s current season total of 32 now ties the program single-season record set by Kacie Johnson in 2012. Caroline Joy found the back of the net in both periods for two goals on the day, while Lindsey Ewertsen and Laine Parsons also added goals.
Up next, the Lions (6-5) will return to Ivy League play on Saturday, April 8 as they host Yale at 1 p.m. Saturday's match is dedicated to spreading awareness of the One Love Foundation, an organization that seeks to educate about relationship violence, its warning signs, and the responsibilities of those with family or friends affected by dating violence.