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Women's Soccer Heads to Dartmouth for Ivy League Matchup on Saturday

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NEW YORK -- The Columbia women's soccer team hits the road for the final time this season as it heads to Hanover, N.H., to battle Dartmouth on Saturday night. The Lions (4-9, 2-2 Ivy) will kickoff with the Big Green (3-10, 1-3 Ivy) at 7 p.m.

Senior Ashlin Yahr tallied her second goal of the season, but it was not enough as the Lions dropped a 4-1 decision to Princeton on the road on Oct. 15. Yahr scored off a feed from junior Isabel King in the 15th minute to make the score 2-1, but Columbia could get no closer.

Dartmouth stands at 3-10 on the season, and has a 1-3 mark in the Ivy League. Scoring has been an issue all year long for the Big Green, as the team has managed just six goals all season. Tasha Wilkins has a pair of goals to lead the team.

The Big Green won the first 12 matches between the two schools, but since then the series has been fairly even. Dartmouth has 7-3-3 edge over the past 13 years, and were victorious at Columbia Soccer Stadium last season.

Dartmouth jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Coleen Rizzo converted off a pass from classmate Beverly Leon in the 75th minute to halve Columbia's deficit. The Lions would not be able to find the equalizer over the final 15 minutes of the match and dropped a 2-1 decision.

Ashlin Yahr registered the 27th goal of her career last Saturday against Princeton, moving her into a tie for second place on Columbia's all-time goals scored list. The all-time record of 30 is held by Tosh Forde Adams. Yahr also moved past Shannon Munoz for fourth place on Columbia's all-time points list with 64.

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