PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Senior Gabby Kozlowski scored a pair of goals to break Columbia’s all-time record, but the Lions fell to Rutgers, 3-2, in their 2012 finale on Sunday afternoon. Columbia concludes the season with a 9-8 overall record.
Kozlowski tied the record yesterday at Harvard and surpassed Nikki Campbell as the program’s most prolific scorer with 42 career goals.
“First of all, congratulations to Gabby for becoming Columbia’s new leading goal scorer,” said Marybeth Freeman. “The loss was a tough way to end the season, but I’m proud of each of these women for their dedication and their understanding that great things will continue to come from this program.”
The Scarlet Knights began the scoring in the 21st minute off a penalty corner. Carlie Rouh fed Cornelia Duffin on a set-play to give Rutgers the 1-0 lead.
Kozlowski’s record-breaking goal came on a tremendous diving effort that tied the game in the 25th minute. Seniors Paige Simmons and Katie DeSandis provided the assists on the play. The standout senior posted her second tally early in the second half to give the Lions a 2-1 advantage, converting a pass from Christina Freibott for her team-leading 12th goal of the year.
However, Christie Lonsky scored in the 55th minute and provided the game-winner with 2:44 remaining in regulation to snap her team’s four-game losing streak.
Christie O’Hara made eight stops in goal. Kozlowski scored on two of her team-high three shots in the game.