NEW YORK - The Columbia women's soccer played a stellar match Saturday afternoon with Grace Redmon making 10 saves, but a late second half goal for Dartmouth gave the Big Green a 1-0 win.
Both teams came out attacking aggressively in the opening half. Dartmouth challenged Redmon with a header attempt from Emma Brush just three minutes into the game, but the Columbia keeper came up with the save. Maya Marder launched the first shot on net for the Lions in the sixth minute, but Tatiana Sanders notched her first save.
The offensive back-and-forth continued through the remainder of the half, but neither team was able to break through. At the half, Dartmouth had tallied nine shots, while Columbia had recorded six.
In the second half, both teams continued to challenge the other, but momentum started to shift in favor of Dartmouth midway through the period. In the 60th minute, Libby Hamlin began a six minute stretch in which Dartmouth registered five shots.
In the 66th minute, the Big Green's continued pressure finally paid off in the form of a goal. Tasha Wilkins was able to put home a rebound off Corey Delaney's shot from the left side to put Dartmouth ahead 1-0.
Columbia did not back down though, as Coleen Rizzo came back two minutes later with a great header attempt that Sanders stopped. Rizzo had a second chance with under three minutes remaining, but missed just wide.
Redmon racked up 10 saves on the day, with Dartmouth tallying 22 shots.
The Lions will head out on the road for their final two contests, challenging Yale Oct. 27 and Harvard in the season-finale Nov. 3.