PRINCETON, N.J. - After a four-goal performance in yesterday’s 6-0 rout of Harvard, Columbia’s Arthur Bosua has been dubbed the Ivy League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
This is the fourth time in his career the senior has earned a conference Player of the Week honor, and first time since his other career Hat Trick, which took place on Nov. 13 of last season in the Ivy League Championship-clinching victory against Cornell.
In the home finale, Bosua got it started early, as Francisco Agrest provided a perfect service in the second minute of the game which lead to a header goal. The Lions led 2-0 after a corner kick by John Denis resulted in another goal for Bosua, this time in the fifth minute.
Denis tacked on a goal of his own to make it 3-0 before the half, but Bosua and Columbia would not be finished. In the opening minutes of the second half, Agrest again found Bosua for a Hat Trick header, making it a 4-0 match in the 47th minute. Bosua added on one more goal off the foot of Nike Azuma in the 66th minute, before Beto Carrillo scored one of his own in the 76th minute of a 6-0 victory.
During Columbia’s other victory of the week, a 3-0 triumph against Sacred Heart, Bosua assisted on the first score of the game, finding Matthew Swain who’s touch to Kynan Rocks led to the gave the Lions a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute.
For the senior, his four goals increased his Ivy League lead to 11 on the season, as he now ranks 11th in the NCAA with 0.73 goals per game. Bosua is tied with Dexter Skeene for seventh on Columbia’s all-time goals list with 26.
The Lions (10-2-3, 4-1-1 Ivy) conclude the regular season on Saturday at Cornell (7-7-2, 2-3-1 Ivy) in a 3 p.m. match.