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Women's Soccer Hosts Manhattan in Non-Conference Action on Monday

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 10/24/2011
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NEW YORK -- The Columbia women's soccer team closes out the non-conference portion of its schedule on Monday night as it hosts Manhattan at Columbia Soccer Stadium. The Lions, coming off a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Dartmouth on Saturday, will kickoff with the Lady Jaspers at 7 p.m.

Trailing by a goal with less than eight minutes remaining, senior Liz Wicks came to the rescue for Columbia (5-9, 3-2 Ivy League) by scoring a pair of goals down the stretch in regulation. The first came at the 82:07 mark, and the second with just 17 seconds remaining in the second half to put the Lions ahead to stay.

Manhattan enters Monday's matchup with a 3-8-2 mark, and just picked up its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win of the year on Saturday, 2-1 over Saint Peter's. The Lady Jaspers are paced offensively by Martine Diamond, who has five goals and one assist.

Columbia leads the all-time series between the two schools by an 11-3 margin, and has won the last nine meetings dating back to 1996.

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