|Goals by Period|
NEW YORK - Columbia's Victoria Kalamaras recorded four goals and two assists, tying the program's all-time record, to help the Lions hold off a scrappy Radford side, 14-11, Tuesday afternoon. A key factor for the Lions, who improved to 2-4 on the season and snapped a three-game skid with the victory, was a 19-8 advantage on draw controls.
Kalamaras also moved into fourth on the career points list and now has 156 in her three-plus seasons, putting her eight behind Marisa Marcellino '08CC for third place.
Columbia raced out to a 2-0 lead after Kalamaras weaved through the middle of the scoring area and rifled home a shot with 24:51 left in the first half. The senior assisted on goals to Alexandria Absey and Alison Schwasnick, which gave Kalamaras 88 career helpers to tie the mark, and tallied her second goal of the day to spark a 7-0 rally and give the Lions a 9-2 lead with 7:47 remaining in the first half. The goal for Schwasnick was also the first of the rookie's career.
However, the Highlanders Callie Bonnel scored twice in a span of 46 seconds before the teams traded goals in the final five minutes to make it 10-5 in favor of Columbia at the midway point.
The Lions netted the first two goals of the second half to restore the seven-goal cushion, but Radford refused to go away. Two more scores from Bonnel drew the Highlanders within 12-8 with 14:31 to play. Lindsey Ewertson came off the bench for a key goal less than a minute later to halt the momentum. Radford scored twice, but over a span of 6:47, to make it 13-10, and came within two with under a minute to go before Kalamaras iced it just before the final horn for her 12th of the season.
Kelsey Gedin made 13 stops to pick up the win in net. Eight different Columbia players scored in the contest. Regan Steed, Chelsea Witteck
Bonnel scored six
The Lions are back in action this Saturday, March 10, when they take on Cornell in Ithaca, New York. Game time is set for 1 p.m. on the Ivy League