NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Columbia volleyball team dropped a tough decision at Yale on Friday night in Lee Amphitheater by set scores of 19-25, 11-25, 20-25.
Sophomore Lucy Tilton led the Columbia offense with nine kills, swinging at a .389 clip. Junior Molly Winger paced the Lions’ defensive unit with 11 digs on the night. With the loss, Columbia fell to 5-15 overall with a 3-8 Ivy League mark.
First-place Yale (16-4, 10-1 Ivy League) won its 31st consecutive home match thanks to a match-high 15 kills and .542 hitting percentage from first-year Brittani Steinberg.
The Lions took an early 3-1 lead in the first set, but Yale slowly trimmed its deficit to knot the score midway through at 12-all. The Bulldogs stayed on top the rest of the way and carried momentum into the next sets to notch the win.
Columbia wraps up the road portion of its schedule on Saturday, Nov. 9 with a 5 p.m. match at Brown.