Columbia Versus Ivy League With three Ivy League matches remaining, the Lions are tied for second in the conference standings with seven points.
About the Bulldogs Sunday is the second of three straight road matches for Yale, who most recently dropped points in a 4-1 loss at Penn. The Bulldogs are 4-7-1 on the season, and impressed in a comeback draw against Dartmouth (2-2) on Oct. 7. Junior Kyle Kenagy leads the team in points off of two goals and three assists, while the Bulldogs have struggled to find consistency in goal. Kees Schipper has eight starts under his belt with a .625 save percentage and 1.13 goals against, while Tom Wallenstein posted a .429 save percentage and 1.85 goals against in four starts.
Historically Speaking Columbia trails in the all-time series to Yale 28-31-8, but have been trending in the right direction. The last time the Lions dropped a match to the Bulldogs was in 2009 by a 2-1 tally. The senior class enters Sunday 3-0-0 against Yale, including a 1-0 victory a season ago thanks in part to a second half score from Kynan Rocks.
Last Time Out A first half goal from John Denis and a second half score from Arthur Bosua helped Columbia escape Rutgers with a 2-0 victory. The Columbia defense was dominant in the match, allowing just two shots the entire 90 minutes, as Dylan Castanheira posted his seventh shutout of the season.
Stat Sheet The points and goals leader in the conference is still Bosua, as his 18 points (7G, 4A) lead the league by two, while two other players are tied for the league lead in goals with seven. Denis is now in fifth place in the conference in goals with four, after finiding the net in both of the last two contests.
Castanheira leads the league in the three major goalkeeping categories, posting a 0.47 goals against average, with an .846 save percentage, and seven shutouts.