||Goals Per Game
Arthur Bosua (7 goals, 4 assists)
John Denis (4 goals, 1 assist)
Oscar Curras (2 goals, 2 assists)
Ermir Celaj (2 goals, 1 assist)
Dylan Castanheira | 8-2-3
35 saves // .854 save% // 8 SO
||Robert Strain | 3-12-1
70 saves // .729 save% // 2 SO
Columbia returns to the Ivy League Network, and the Lions will provide live stats during the match.
About the Pioneers
Sacred Heart is seeking its first victory since Sept. 20 when the Pioneers topped Iona, 1-0, in overtime. In the eight matches since, Sacred Heart has a 0-0 tie with LIU Brooklyn to go along with seven losses in which the team was out-scored 14-3.
The squad is led on the front line by Oscar Curras, who has posted a pair of goals to go along with two assists. Robert Strain has all the minutes this season in goal, going 3-12-1 with 70 saves and two shutouts.
Columbia leads the all-time series 5-2 against Sacred Heart, including a 1-0 victory last year thanks to an Alex Bangerl goal in the closing minutes. The Lions have one-goal victories against the Pioneers in each of the last four seasons, as all seven matches in the series history have been decided by a single score.
Last Time Out
A first half goal from Beto Carrillo proved to be the game-winner as the Lions improved to 8-2-3 with a 1-0 victory over Yale on Sunday. In a torrential downpour that brought with it wind gusts over 30 miles per hour, Blake Willis fired an impressive pass from the midfield up ahead to John Denis, who touched it to Carrillo on the right side of the post. Carrillo then put the ball away for his first goal of the season. Dylan Castanheira posted his eighth shutout of the season in the victory, as Carrillo was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in the process.
The points and goals leader in the conference is still Bosua, as his 18 points (7G, 4A) lead the league by two, while the senior and two other players are tied for the league lead in goals with seven. Denis is now in eighth place in the conference in goals with four, and has points in each of the last three matches.
Castanheira leads the league in the three major goalkeeping categories, posting a 0.44 goals against average, with an .854 save percentage, and eight shutouts. The junior is second in the country in goals against average, fifth in save percentage, and tied for ninth in shutouts.
After the Pioneers
Just two matches remain after Wednesday, as Columbia hosts Harvard in the home season finale on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., before traveling to Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 11.