NEW YORK – With a career-high four goals, Arthur Bosua put on a sensational performance to lead the Columbia men's soccer team to a 6-0 victory over Harvard in their home finale on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium. Bosua placed in four scores on three headers to pace the Lions, along with a standout offensive performance from John Denis who tallied a goal and two assists on the day.
In the second minute of the contest, Bosua nailed home a header from Francisco Agrest, followed shortly thereafter by another header from a John Denis corner kick at the 4:04 mark, as the lead increased to 2-0.
The Lions led 3-0 at the break, thanks to a score by Denis in the 25th minute, his sixth of the season. For the half, Columbia out-shot Harvard 7-1, as the Lions did not allow a shot on goal in the frame.
The opening minutes of the second were much like the first, with Agrest finding Bosua, this time for the Hat Trick in the 47th minute. This was Bosua's second career Hat Trick, as the senior had another a season ago against Cornell.
Denis and Nike Azuma then got involved with Bosua, assisting the Johannesburg, South Africa, native on his fourth score of the game in the 66th minute, making it a 5-0 contest. Columbia added on in the 76th minute when Kynan Rocks found Beto Carrillo to make it a 6-0 match.
Dylan Castanheira and the Columbia back line posted its fourth consecutive shutout in the win, as the defense did not allow a shot on goal throughout the 90 minutes.
The six goals were the most for the Lions since a 6-1 victory over Marist back on Sept. 24, 2002. Bosua's four scores increases his Ivy League lead in that category to 11, gives him a career high in goals for season, and puts him seventh on Columbia's all time goals list with 26.
Sunday marked final home match for seven seniors that have had a hand in returning the Columbia men's soccer program to a threat to win the Ivy League every season. Prior to the match the Lions honored, Zachary Adler, Alex Bangerl, Gil Hong, Arthur Bosua, Zach Morant, Jack Blattman, and Korede Olagbegi.