Women's Soccer Senior Day Set for Saturday
NEW YORK -- The Columbia women's soccer team concludes its 2011 season on Saturday with a match against Ivy League-leading Harvard at Columbia Soccer Stadium. Seven seniors will be playing in their final match as Lions: Nora Dooley, Megan Gallivan, Lillian Klein, Lindsay Mushett, Marissa Schultz, Liz Wicks and Ashlin Yahr.
LAST TIME OUT
Senior Ashlin Yahr scored twice in a span of 2:55 and the Columbia women's soccer team earned a 2-2 tie against Yale last Sunday. Yahr's brace moves her to within one of Columbia's all-time goals scored record of 30, set by Tosh Forde in 1998.
ALL-TIME vs. HARVARD
Harvard has controlled the series between the two schools over the years, holding a 21-3-1 record against Columbia. The Crimson have won the last three matchups between the two schools, including last year's 2-0 triumph in Cambridge.
SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
Harvard enters the match on Saturday with a perfect 5-0-1 record in Ivy League play, and has already clinched a share of the Ivy League title. With a win or a tie, or a Penn loss, the Crimson will win the championship outright.
By virtue of its 2-0 win over the Quakers on Sept. 23, the team has already clinched the Ivy League's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Harvard is led by senior Melanie Baskind, who has eight goals and eight assists. Baskind has registered six of her eight goals in conference play.