NEW YORK – For its final road game of the regular season, the Columbia women’s soccer team will travel to Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for an afternoon matchup against Dartmouth at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest will be broadcasted live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Click the links provided below to follow the action.
|0-2-2 Ivy League||Conference||2-2 IvyLeague|
|1.64||Goals Per Game||1.21|
Beverly Leon (18 pts.)
Emma Brush (14 pts.)
|Allison Spencer (29 saves) (.829 %)||Goalkeeper||Tatiana Saunders (56 saves) (.824 %)|
LAST TIME OUT: Senior Beverly Leon scored two goals on Saturday, Oct. 19 to anchor a comeback attempt at Princeton that ended in a 3-3 draw. For the third game this season, the Lions finished with a tie to move to 7-4-3 and its second tie in conference play for a 0-2-2 record.
PASS IT ON: One of the growing staples for the Lions this season is their ability to share the ball. Quick and patient passing has served Columbia well this season and as a result, spearheaded the offensive attack. With 27 assists on the year, Columbia currently leads the Ivy League. Seniors Leon and Natalie Melo have both tallied six assists through 14 games to stand atop the Ivy League.
THE LEON ATTACK: The Wrentham, Mass. Native, has continued to spark the Lions offense . For the second time this season, Leon knocked in a pair of goals at Princeton last weekend. She leads the team with 18 points, including a season-high six goals and six assists.
FIRST-YEAR SPENCER: For the second time this season, first-year goalkeeper Allison Spencer earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors on Oct. 21. In a tough Ivy League battle at Princeton, Spencer tallied nine big saves in goal. The Salt Lake City native anchored a defense that held the Tigers scoreless through 65 minutes of play after the first half. The Lions denied five Princeton shots in the second overtime, including a clutch save in the closing minutes by Spencer, to finish with the 3-3 draw.
ABOUT DARTMOUTH: With a 2-0 win over Brown on Tuesday, Dartmouth captured its second Ivy League win of the season. The Big Green improved to 2-2 in conference play and 6-5-3 overall. Dartmouth is unbeaten at home this season at 5-0-1.
UP NEXT: The Lions will return home on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. to hosts Yale at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.