Columbia Welcomes Dartmouth Sunday for Senior Day
NEW YORK - The Columbia field hockey team will play its final home game of the season on Sunday, October 21, when they welcome Ivy League rival Dartmouth to the Baker Athletics Complex. The game also marks the final home game for the Lions' six standout seniors.
Prior to the game, there will be a ceremony honoring Molly Andrews, Bridget DeSandis, Katie DeSandis, Gabby Kozlowski, Christie O'Hara, and Paige Simmons for their efforts over the past four years. The class of 2013 has compiled more Ivy League wins (14) than any other class in program history.
In addition, Kozlowski will take aim at tying and/or breaking the school's all-time record for goals against the Big Green. After her double-overtime theatrics at Penn on Friday, the forward now has 39 tallies and is one away from tying the mark.
Most recently, Columbia (8-5, 3-1) dropped a tough 1-0 decision to No. 15 Drexel last Sunday. Despite outshooting the Dragons, 20-15, and holding an 11-3 edge on corners, the Lions could not light the lamp.
Dartmouth (8-5, 3-1) is tied with Columbia for second place in the Ivy League standings. The Big Green is coming off a dominant 6-1 victory over Vermont on Wednesday afternoon and has won seven of their last eight. Ali Savage's nine goals lead the team, while Jenna Stearns (5-3, 2.43 GAA) and Ellen Meyer (3-2, 3.18 GAA) have split the goaltending duties.
Dartmouth holds a 10-6 all-time record against the Lions, but Columbia claimed a 4-2 road-win in 2011. Kozlowski had two goals and an assist, while Danielle Cosentino added a score. O'Hara made the start in goal and made nine saves.
Live stats will be available for the noon game. Admission is free at the Columba Field Hockey Venue.