||Goals Per Game
Arthur Bosua (5 goals, 3 assists)
Alex Bangerl (2 goals)
Joe Swendon (3 goals, 1 assist)
Jerel Blades (2 goals)
Dylan Castanheira | 5-1-2
23 saves // .852 save% // 4 SO
||Etan Mabourakh | 1-2-1
22 saves // .786 save% // 1 SO
Columbia returns to the Ivy League Network, and will also have live stats during the match.
In The Rankings
Columbia moved up in the rankings this past week, climbing to No. 13 in the TopDrawer Soccer poll. The United Soccer Coaches poll released last Tuesday, saw the Lions hold down the No. 14 spot. The first RPI was also released this past week and saw Columbia at the No. 3 spot.
About the Quakers
Penn is 1-0-1 in their past two matches, including a 1-1 tie with Cornell in the conference opener this past Saturday. The Quakers enjoyed a 3-1 win over Delaware on Wednesday in their last outing.
Joe Swenson leads the team in scoring, posting a trio of goals with an assist this year, while Jerel Blades is another multi-goal scorer for Penn with two. In net, Etan Mabourakh and Scott Forbes have split time, both earning one win on the season with the lone shutout on Mabourakh's record.
A win on Sunday will even the all-time record between Columbia and Penn, as the Quakers hold a 33-32-6 edge. Last year, the Lions earned two victories over their conference foes, including a 3-0 win at Princeton in the penultimate game of the Ivy League championship season.
Last Time Out
A first half goal by Pitt went unanswered as the Panthers escaped Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night. All three shot-on-goal attempts from Columbia were saved, as the Lions dropped their first match of the season. The Pitt goal snapped a 324:45 scoreless streak by Dylan Castanheira and the Columbia defense, who had posted three consecutive shutout wins.
After Mott added on a goal this past Saturday, six players have found the net through eight Columbia matches, led by the Ivy League points leader in Bosua, who has five scores. Bangerl is second on the team with a pair of goals, while Francisco Agrest, Vana Markarian, John Denis, and Mott all have one goal each. A total of eight players have at least one assist for the Lions, with Bosua leading that category with three.
Castanheira put up his fourth shutout win of the season in the Ivy League opener against Brown, as the junior is 5-1-2 on the season. Castanheira now has 23 saves verses four goals against in 2017.